Monday, February 20, 2017

In the Mist

5x7 oil on panel
This time I just used straight up white for the background. Simple but effective in carving out the shapes of the petals.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Bouquet in Blue

10x8 oil on panel

Back at the flowers again. This time of year always makes me need some color. The blue sky that has graced us lately in Indiana inspired this background color. Nothing but blue sky!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Lake Michigan Sky

8x10 oil on panel

I have the best memories of summertime on the lakes in Michigan. Beautiful sunsets with family and friends..there is nothing better.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Bowl of Sunshine

6x6 oil on panel

Sometimes the simple subjects are the best.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Still Life with Oranges

8x8 oil on panel

I love traditional still life paintings. If you look at the history of still life you will never look at one the same again. There is a lot of thought and meaning that goes into the composition and choice of subject matter. It's all in the details.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

The Other Side

11x14 oil on panel

I have had this reference photo for years and finally painted her. I am always intrigued by how costume can change one's personality. We all have other sides to ourselves and once in a while we get to let them out. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Red Beauty

6x6 oil on panel

Snipped this from my neighbor's side yard. It was struggling to be seen through all the weeds..so I set her free and painted her so she will last forever.  Thanks Cate!