Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Another Knife Painting

I did this one a couple days ago, 5x5. I meant to have the orange near the bottom be the focus, but it certainly isn't. Perhaps I will give it another go sometime soon.

Monday, January 19, 2009


I've been very busy, and have found that I can't do everything I want to. I teach several times per week, need to work on my figurative pieces in the studio as much as possible, have on average two appointments per week for my son, and of course need time with my husband and time as a family. Something had to give, and it was the small paintings! However, back in December I took a class with Richard Bowman and gave painting with a knife a try. The last couple nights I decided to get the knives out and try some more on some 5x5 canvases. What fun! I'd love to make this a habit, but unfortunately this sort of thing is last in line when it comes to priorities.

My favorite so far is the cloud.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Cherries and Cherries 2!

The above little 4" x 4" painting was done as a demo during my Thursday still life painting class. I was so excited about this little subject (if you know me, then you likely also know of my affection for cherries) that I decided to do it all over again last night with a different background color. Perhaps I will see what they look like with all sorts of different colors behind them. I also like how you can tell I had light from windows in the version above, but light bulbs on the 2nd version, by the shape of the highlights. Both are 4" x 4." Keep in mind that is likely smaller than they appear on the screen!

Both of these cutie-pies are available on Ebay.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Red Delicious Apple - 5" x 5"

My favorite color is red, so this apple was fun to sketch. I'm sure this will not be my last apple painting!


Monday, October 6, 2008


I love fall, and I love pumpkins. This little guy embodies the season to me. 5" x 5" oil on panel.



This narrative presented itself and I couldn't resist! Oil on panel 5" x 7".

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Nectarines - 5" x 7"

I was a little too busy this past week to do my little paintings because of workshops and classes and such. Plus, nectarines are quite a challenge to paint!

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