Friday, March 30, 2012

In the glass

5x7 oil on panel
It is crazy to think that these simple, beautiful grapes can turn into a complex blend of flavors that make up a good red wine.  Sometimes man and nature work very well together.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Colorful snack

6x6 oil on panel
So, struggled for a few days in the painting department.  Seem to be back on track now..this pretty green coffee cup helped a lot, it works well with the colorful apples and grapes..yummy color!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sunnyside tea

6x6 oil on panel
This one just says summertime..the orange and yellow combo reminds me of warm weather and beach side living.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wino27-Family portrait

5x7 oil on panel
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It is funny how inanimate objects take on personalities and have relationships..these three are sweetly posing for a family photo..can you hear the mom whispering to the child to stay still?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Wino26

5x7 oil on panel
I didn't realize it when I set up my still life, but my wino painting seemed quite green..I must have had St. Patrick's day in my subconscious somewhere.  So, Happy St. Patty's day wino lovers.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

At the Cafe'

5x7 oil on panel
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We are having summer temps here in Michigan, which made me stop at the fabric shop and pick up some new fabrics to use for backgrounds.  This blue stripe grabbed me right away..it transports me to a waterfront Cafe' on a beautiful summer morning...so excited summer is on its way.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Sunday morning

6x6 oil on panel
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Nice, quiet Sunday morning..good book, hot coffee and fresh fruit..sounds pretty good doesn't it?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sweet treat

5x7 oil on panel
Bought some strawberries for my daughter's birthday cake..a few took a trip into my still life.  With this warm weather in Michigan and strawberries in the house I am thinking of summer for sure.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Date night

10x12 oil on panel
Ok..I painted this last week, but it is one of those paintings that I didn't like immediately after I painted it.  I lived with it for a few days before I started to see things I liked.  I painted this one for an upcoming show March 24 at West Coast Coffee in downtown Grand Rapids.  I am looking for feedback so let me know what you think.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Leftovers

6x6 oil on panel
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You never know what you will find in the fridge at the end of the week...boy did I luck out.  Thanks to my daughter and my dad for this tasty combination...looks pretty too.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Come here often?

5x7 oil on panel
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These two have their eye on this pretty young flower, which one will she choose?  The wino series continues.

Monday, March 5, 2012

OJ

5x7 oil on panel
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I loved painting these little oranges...they are called cuties for a reason.  Love the orange and purple combo too..lots of good color on these gray Michigan days.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Afternoon snack

6x6 oil on panel
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Doesn't this look inviting?  Makes you want to sit down and have a little taste.  Wine and grapes are always classic, beautiful subject matter..puts me in a great mood every time.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Red and pink

5x7 oil on panel
I tried to loosen up a lot on this one...I like it.  Also challenged myself with the red on red..always difficult, but I think it worked.  If you are in the Grand Rapids area, I will be showing work during a group show at West Coast Coffee shop March 24, artist reception from 6-9pm.  Stop by and see work by 12 wonderful artists.