Monday, September 29, 2014

Hangin With Dad

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It must have been Dad's day out with the kids!  I fell in love with this group of burly looking guys, holding hands with their little ones at the park.  These were some cool guys, big boots, cut off jeans and lots of muscles but they were tenderly watching over and spending time with their children, a moment frozen in time.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Birthday Tea

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This is a larger piece than I normally paint but recently I've had the urge to paint larger and it's hard to ignore that inner voice.  When I was in college any painting under 18x24 inches was considered small, now this 8x10 seems huge; it's just a matter of perspective.  I'm looking forward to stretching myself to do larger pieces in the future.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Bowl Of Pepper

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The pepper fit perfect in the little bowl so I had to paint it.  Seriously, this was me having fun painting glass and I loved the stem on this pepper (but the pepper did fit perfectly in the bowl).

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Beach Buddies

Oil on gessobord, 8x8 inches, Not For Sale

When my grandchildren came to visit one summer, I took this photo of them on a lake beach.  It was very challenging trying to capture the water but I'm happy with the results.  Soon after the photo was taken they discovered that there were small leeches in the water and that put an end to their lake swimming.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Some Sugar

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I wanted to paint bottles but the bottles all by themselves were boring in my opinion so I added some sugar.  The little stripped sugar bowl with a spoon and lid just perked up the whole painting.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I See Spots

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I found this little spotted bowl in Door County Wisconsin and I've been having fun incorporating it into some paintings.  As you can see, I also had fun with color.  

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pink Carnations

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I was grocery shopping and saw these beautiful pink carnations and couldn't resist.  It seems wherever I go my thoughts always turn to whether something would be a good paint subject.  Also I love this tiny little bottle I found at the Goodwill, It will probably find it's way into more paintings.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Radish Trio

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I was inspired to paint radishes by a gal in the painting workshop I went to last fall.  I believe there is beauty in the ordinary things that surround us everyday, even radishes.  Radishes can grow right along with roses and both have their own beauty, like people.  I got a little deep there but it's an interesting comparison.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

How Now

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I was visiting a small town in Colorado this past summer, a very rural little area where many of the town streets are dirt streets.  I was out for a morning walk, stopped at a coffee shop for the WFYI and heard bellowing from a cow.  Upon investigating I found this young brown cow tied to a post & not happy about being left behind by it's owner.  I've never been close to a cow so I was a little afraid of approaching and even a young cow is very large.  It turned out this little guy was so friendly, gave me a lick or tried to and let me pet and scratch him.  He would have followed me home if not tied to the post.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Summer Festival

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I love going to events and places where I can capture (via my camera) interesting groups of people.  This little group was captured at an Art Festival where I knew interesting folk would abound.  I was a bit overwhelmed with everything going on in the photo but decided to have fun and things seemed to come together.  My favorite part of the painting is the girl in the background with the red shoes.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Yellow Trio

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I've been having great fun painting these Rudbeckia flowers from my garden, they look like little umbrella's.  I think I'm finally getting the hang of capturing them after adding them to two other paintings (soon to be posted).  I'm going to miss my flowers, these are about the only ones left in my garden.  I suppose I'll be painting pumpkins soon.

Saturday, September 13, 2014


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I found this old Chevy Van in front of an ice cream shop in Door County, Wisconsin last fall while attending a painting workshop.  I loved the photo and had to paint it as I love all kinds of vintage subject matter.  The license plate on the vehicle just made me smile since it was sitting in front of the ice cream shop.