Tag Archives: green

Late Bloomer

My late re-blooming Amaryllis from past years. I didn’t think they would make it this year because the plant and soil looked so depleted (no thanks to my gardening skills), but here they are! It’s Spring in my patio door … Continue reading

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Spring Tease

Will Spring step out of the shadows and grace us with her presence? This painting is an 8×16 oil on panel.

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Still Life with Julep Cup

My painting for today with Chrysanthemum and Peruvian Lilies in a silver julep cup. This painting was made from life in one sitting and is an 11×14 oil on Centurion panel. I tried to keep the contrast low and to … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Flowers

Not much to say here, just hoping to bring some beauty to the day. 9×12 oil on Centurion panel.

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Still Life with Fruit, Flowers and China

Another still life for the New Year; yellow Chrysanthemums, apples, and painted china vase and platter. This is an alla prima 12×16 oil on panel.

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Still Life with Green and White

Another 11×14 still life with some things I had and some things from the second-hand store; french fabric, a candle, a green and white painted bottle and a white luster vase. The flowers were in the clearance cart at the … Continue reading

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Back in the Saddle

Hello Friends! Well, it’s been awhile since I posted any work – had some health issues, had to take some time off and am now doing well. Feels so good to be painting again. Here is an alla prima still … Continue reading

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Another Still Life Painting

A few last things gathered from the garden, along with a collection of pottery. This is an 11×14 oil on panel.

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Choosing a background to set the mood for your still life painting

I’ve been looking at the work of different painters I admire (Manet, some contemporaries and Emil Carlsen in particular) to understand not only how they achieve realism, but also a sense of harmony or quietude in their work. I notice … Continue reading

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Flowers en Plein Air

This is a plein air piece from last year’s University City Plein Air event. That evening after the event, I painted with Sandy Graeser Haynes on the grounds of the Community Center. It was pure pleasure. This painting is a … Continue reading

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