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Alla prima still life with Roses and Wine

Tom bought these white roses for me last Saturday. As if ellipses weren’t challenging enough! Painting roses adds to the difficulty, I’m beginning to understand that simpler is better. This still life is an 11×14 oil on panel – painted … Continue reading

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Still Life with Gold Bird

Another rainy day still life from this past Sunday. I tried to emphasize the pattern of the cloth in the background to make it go almost flat like some of the fauve painters (Matisse, Gaugin, et al.). This is a bit … Continue reading

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Lily Petunia

A late night studio painting…purple petunias and gold/yellow lilies just seem to want to have a conversation. This is an alla prima painting, 11×14 oil on panel.

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Why Not Compare Apples to Oranges?

I didn’t realize how challenging it would be to paint an orange until I attempted it last week! So I thought I should give it another go. I really struggled to differentiate them from the apples (colors aside) and I’m … Continue reading

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Summer Memory

I can’t believe I’m already thinking about Summer in the past tense.  In the deep Winter I sometimes dream of these warm, saturated colors.  I love the changing Seasons though and am already looking forward to Fall and beyond.  I … Continue reading

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Somethings Old, Somethings New

Here is another attempt at a plein air still life (found out I don’t need the hyphen unless it’s used as an adjective). The dried baby’s breath and the little spotted vase have been in my house for a long … Continue reading

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