Tag Archives: orange

Hiking at Shaw Nature Reserve

Last month Tom and I hiked at Shaw Nature Reserve during a controlled prairie burn – something the caretakers do every Winter. The distant trail was closed but we could see and smell the smoke across the glade. This is … Continue reading

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Glass Bowl with Apples and Oranges

Oil on panel 12×24. Looks like that orange is about to take a leap!

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Playday

I decided just to play today with this still life of objects from my studio; my favorite gold bird, a Pfaltzgraf jug, a blue glass vase and a postcard with a little drawing of a face done by Monet when … Continue reading

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Cinnabar and Pomegranates

This may be a work in progress…I’m thinking about changing the background a bit. I’ll repost if I do. Tom’s dad bought the vase during a trip to China. This is a 12×16 oil on panel.

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Still life today…

16×16 oil painting on panel – three versions. I’ve had some fun with this piece. Thanks for suggestions from my friends Tatyana, Jan, Maggie, et al!

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Autumn

A small study. The last mums in my garden…sad to see the flowers disappearing. This is a 9×12 oil on panel.

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Redemption

Well the light through the leaves on our Sweet Gum tree during Fall makes it almost worth having to rake up the spiny little balls every year. I did say ‘almost’…hope you all are enjoying the trees this year, too. … Continue reading

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Still Life with Limes

One more small still life before the weekend is over! The plate belonged to my grandma, then my mom and now me and the cloth underneath has a nice tropical pattern that I thought would play well with it and … Continue reading

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Castor Bean

Some of the MOPAPA gang and I painted in my friend Jan’s amazing garden yesterday.  The sky was overcast for the most part, and the day was hot and extremely humid.  I couldn’t believe all the colors in this plant. Apparently the … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Sunshine

Well, another rainy weekend – good for studio painting… This is another alla prima oil from this afternoon.  I love this vase for its interesting shape and for the light effects it produces. I may add a few more leaves … Continue reading

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