Monday, June 24, 2013

For the sky

5x5 oil on panel $50
I broke the law and picked these daisies while walking my dog...but they spoke to me, they needed to be in the spotlight. They are pretty little things.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Just down the road

8x10 oil on panel $100
We have been doing a lot of driving lately during our move. This was from a photo I took on the road to my parents place in Beaverton, Michigan..Curtis road to be exact. Makes me realize how nice it is to hop in the car and drive to family and is always just down the road.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Temporary studio

So this is my setup for now.  Thanks to my dad for letting me temporarily use his workshop for a studio while we are between houses.  It is actually quite an upgrade compared to my basement studio at the old house..the lighting is better and I have any tool I need at my fingertips.  Plus, my mom's flower garden is right out the door for subject matter.  Not too shabby.  I will post a new painting tomorrow.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Yellow can

6x6 oil on panel $60
Thought I would try plein air painting again. I have only done it a few times..this time I was limited to my water soluble oils and water.  Tried to keep it very simple..worked out ok I think.

Monday, June 17, 2013

My heart is white

6x6 oil on panel $60
I love white bleeding heart plants..they are so delicate and strange. My daughter loves to play with the flowers..perfect for little fingers.  Since I am working on a different computer with limited programs, I cropped part of the leaf off on the left.  The whole leaf shows in the actual painting.

Friday, June 14, 2013


6x6 oil on panel $60
My daughter and I are having a lot of fun collecting flowers. These are just a few of what we found.  I grabbed some more this morning when I was walking the dog.  There is a lot of inspiration around my parents place.

Thursday, June 13, 2013


5x5 oil on panel
Thought I would try to stay with a yellow and green color scheme...harder than I thought.  Hopefully my colors are coming through correctly..having trouble using my parents computer as far as color correction.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Garden star

5x5 oil on panel  $50
This columbine is the star of the garden. The flowers make the most interesting to paint them. It has been fun walking around finding flowers to paint.  There are a lot of plants up here that I haven't painted before..nice to have a good selection.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Garden friends

5x5 oil on panel
Finally, back to painting after 2-1/2 weeks of moving.  I am temporarily living with my wonderful parents for a few weeks with my daughter and my dog.  Their neighborhood has lots of subject matter though, perfect for painting.  I have been snipping flowers the last few days..a little from here, a little from there.  So here is my first painting from my makeshift studio in my dad's workshop.

Thursday, June 6, 2013


9x9 oil on canvas $100
Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  We are in the process of moving out of our house of 10 years.  The last two weeks have consisted of dealing with all related to the move..unfortunately no painting.  But..I will get back on track this week.  For now, here is an oldie but a goodie.  I figured it was a good one to post since I will be leaving my nest for good tomorrow.  This is a crazy stuffed chicken a friend made for my husband..weird and cute at the same time, and very fun to paint.