Friday, October 12, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

Original Oil Painting Robbin's Granny One

Robbin's Granny One

6" x 6"
Painted on Ampersand Gessobord.

Here is another paint study I made for Elizabeth Robbin's Art course online. Our lesson was to paint with a cool light and going over the steps to paint form. It was an excellent refresher lesson. I have been in a painting slump this summer and hopefully taking lessons will break the slump. Thanks for viewing my little green apple study. 

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Original Oil Painting Brass Roses

Brass Roses

12" x  12"
Painted on Ampersand Gessobord.

I am starting an Elizabeth Robbin's online painting class. This is my first attempt using one of her online video instructions. I am so excited that she is offering an online course. I admire her flower paintings so much. Wish me luck and I will post one a month.

The course is closed now but you can email Elizabeth Robbins and see if she will let you in. Just use the link above. 


Friday, August 3, 2018

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Original Oil Painting Strawberry Creamer

Strawberry Creamer


12" x 12"

Painted on Ampersand Gessobord.

First Strawberries of the season and so good! 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Original Oil Painting Hand over Hand

Hand Over Hand

12"  x  12"

Painted on Ampersand Gessobord.

I painted this cross over composition in my studio. I like how the composition has the objects cross over each over. It reminds me of how we use to choose who is up to bat first by placing your hands on the bat 's neck and the last one to get their hand over the other person's hand wins. Is it the onion or the scallion? I will let you decide. 

Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!


Sunday, May 27, 2018

Original Oil Painting Random Gathering

Random Gathering


12" x  12"

Painted on  Ampersand Gessobord.

There is no real reason for these objects other than I felt like painting them. I arranged them in a circular composition making the vertical lines in the painting a nice contrast and balance to all the curved lines. It turned out to be a very complimentary gathering. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Original Oil Painting Circular Peel

Circular Peel

10" x  10"

Painted on Ampersand Gessobord.

My goal was to paint something only using two items with multiple color changes. I chose a Macintosh Apple and a silver canning funnel. Those choices made thing a little more difficult but the spiral peel is what caught my interest. I took a photo of the still life to paint from because the peel kept moving.  

I love painting multiple colors next to each other but when you use complimentary colors you need to keep your brush clean. Complimentary colors can darken one and another which is ok if done right but if that is not the intent it can look dirty.  

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Original Oil Painting Back from the Cottage

Back from the Cottage

12" x 12"

Painted on Ampersand Gessobord.

It has been awhile since my last post. I have been busy making baby shower center pieces and trying to get my plants in. I posted a photo below of the shower center pieces.

 As for the painting it was quite a challenge with all the color changes in the pinwheel. I had to use lots of patience and cleaning the brush every time the color changed. This painting wore me out or I am just a little rusty. Hope to paint more now that things have settled down but when the baby comes in June I will be a Grandma-ma for the first time!! Yeah!! 

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018

Original Oil Painting Tropical Hummingbird

Tropical Hummingbird

12" x  12"

Painted on Ampersand Gessobord. 

Did you bring sunglasses? This painting will brighten any room!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Original Oil Painting Yikes, Who Let the Dog OUT!

Yikes, Who Let the Dog OUT?

10" x 10"
Painted on Ampersand Gessobord.

This is what a bunny looks like in the evening porch light when I let my dog out. 

"Run Bunny Run"

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Original Oil Painting Lamzy Divey

Lamzy Divey


8" x 10"
Painted on Ampersand Gessobord.

I named this painting after an old song: Mairzy-doats and Dozy-doats.

This song probably goes back to my mother's youth. It goes like this:

Mairzy-doats and dozy-doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn't you?

This is all I remember but it kept going through my head when I was painting this little lamb.
Just a silly, little nursery rhyme that makes no sense. 

Now try to get it out of your head. 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Thursday, January 4, 2018