Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Lime, Stripes

6" by 6" original acrylic painting on stretched canvas, ready to frame.

For this still life, I used retro fabric found while thrifting. It was a scrap leftover from pillows I made and just wide enough to put the limes on. I like how noisy the color scheme turned out.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Two Pickles

8" by 10" oil on gessoed masonite.

This is post 100 for my blog! It's been a little over a year since I started this blog. Thanks everyone for looking at my paintings and reading my ramblings.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007


6" by 6" oil on masonite.

I wanted to paint the air around the candy with this one. To do this, I used a limited palette and thinner paint than usual. Had fun with the brushwork. When looking at the real peppermint set-up, it seemed to float since it was held up by the wrapper. I would like for that to have showed up more in the painting. Thankfully, I'm getting a sense of when continuing won't help on these little ones though, so I stopped.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Striped Little Pumpkin

8" by 8" oil on gessoed masonite. I had trouble photographing this one. Please forgive the glare on the left red area. SOLD

Friday, November 02, 2007

Small, Freckled Pumpkin

6" by 6" oil on gessoed masonite.

I'm so happy to be working in my new studio space! My amazing husband replaced screens with real windows on our sunporch. Now I have a bigger workspace that is not in plain view from the kitchen. My first time to paint in it was yesterday. I did two paintings of little pumpkins that we got from a Floydada pumpkin farm.(it's in the panhandle of Texas) I believe they claimed to be the pumpkin capital of the world. This pumpkin reminded me of my mother who has a lot of beautiful freckles and the softest skin. I'll post another one tomorrow. SOLD