Sunday, December 28, 2014

Original Oil Painting Pin Cushion


Pin Cushion

10" x 10" 
Painted on gesso panel.

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This is one of my old pin cushions. I am not sure if they are still the preferred pin cushion of today but years ago they were all over. I never was quite sure what the purpose of the small tomato was. I am guessing it was to hold a thimble?

Friday, December 5, 2014

Original Oil Painting Christmas Ornament in Lucky Dish

Christmas Ornament in Lucky Dish

12" x 12"
Painted on gesso panel.

Painting is posted on Daily Paint Works' auction.

This is a glass ornament my mother gave me. I made several still life shots with my camera before choosing this composition to paint. I like the way the objects reflect off the white tissue paper. Everything seems to sparkle!

Monday, December 1, 2014

Original Oil Painting Three Green Apples Checked

Three Green Apples Checked

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10" x 10"
Painted on gesso panel. 

This is kind of a Christmas painting but the subject matter makes it year round. It is also a painting you could hang any directions. I almost posted it upside down. This would be a good challenge to viewers. Let them see it one way than turn it a half turn and the next time they view it will they notice? I hope you enjoy viewing my little painting of these green apples rolling around the checkered cloth. I love the way the cloth folds around the apples and the apples reflect the pattern and each other. Everything compliments each other.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Original Oil Painting Cast Iron Tea Pot


Cast Iron Teapot

9" x 12"

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I borrowed this black iron teapot from my brother. He uses this teapot in the winters to heat tea on his cast iron stove. That little stove does a great job heating up his three season room and also makes a great cup of tea. Thanks Gary for letting me borrow the teapot.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Original Oil Painting Cavalier Spaniel Tuck




Tuck
(nickname: Tuckaroo)

10" x 10"
Painted on gesso panel.

This is a portrait of my dog, Tuck. Tuck gives me this stare when he is waiting for me to finish cleaning up my paint area. He knows soon it will be his time to get my attention and with luck a walk will soon follow. Unfortunately it has been very cold this November so playing fetch in the house will be the order of the day. 

NFS

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Original Oil Painting Pomegranate and Apple



Pomegranate and Apple

9" x 12"
Painted on gesso panel.

This is my first attempt at painting a pomegranate. It was easier to get the seeds out than to paint them. Those shinning little seeds are yummy! I like my in yogurt, so sweet and good for you.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Original Oil Painting Copper Bowl with Fruit


Copper Bowl with Fruit

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10" x 10"
Painted on gesso panel.

This is the small copper bowl that came with the copper cup I painted below. This one had a lot more shine to it which made it easier to paint. To my surprise the other items were more of a challenge.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Original Oil Painting Copper Challenge



Copper Challenge
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10" x 10"
Painted on gesso panel.

I painted this for DPW weekly challenge which was to paint something copper.  I was lucky enough to have a brother who had a small copper cup that my dad used to put nail files and toe nail clippers in. It was very old and kind of dull. To make it sparkle a little more I added the Christmas bulbs and bow and enhance the color reflections I saw in the cup. Copper was quite a challenge. I will have to try to fine more copper items to paint that are a bit more reflective.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Original Oil Painting Vintage Vase of Pansies



Vintage Vase of Pansies

12" x 12"
Painted on gesso panel.

I painted this from a photo I took outside. (Sunlight gives such a wonderful light.) Then I decided to paint the background out with the darker color. This makes a huge contrast for the natural sunlight. The vase was another goodwill find, love the retro-look. The berries and branch were added to give it a very delicate feel. Also notice the stripes, flowers and dots your mother always told you never to wear together or you will look like a clown. Well I used all of them on this painting!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Original Oil Painting Rock Challenge



Rock Challenge

10" x 10"
Painted on gesso board.

I painted this using a reference photo from PaintMyPhoto.com
I love the upward view, it some how reminds me of Moses? I have not idea why.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Original Oil Painting Hot Pink Geranium


Hot Pink Geranium

10" x 10"

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This is my porch geranium this year. I took many photos for references plus I brought the plant in when I painted this. I like have both to paint from, more options the better. 

 I always remember my Aunt Lucille potting red geraniums and placing them on her front steps. I grew up across the street and they are forever etch into my memory. The blossoms of geraniums always stand out against their wonderful, large green leaves.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

If you joined to be a follower and all of a sudden you are not receiving my post please sign up again. I was just made aware that someone who signed up has not been getting the post the last two months. I apologize for this but computers can be a mystery at times. Just a little note from Donna the happy painter.

Original Oil Painting Sunlight Creek




Sunlight Creek
9" x 12" 
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Saturday, July 26, 2014

DAILY PAINTWORKS News: DPW Spotlight Interview: Donna Munsch

DAILY PAINTWORKS News: DPW Spotlight Interview: Donna Munsch: Each week we will spotlight a different DPW artist who will give away one of their best paintings. To enter to win Donna's painting, &q...