Friday, February 28, 2014

Hello yellow

7x13 oil on primed cardboard $30
There is still a lot of snow on the ground here in Indiana, so I went out and bought a little spring.  Really looking forward to the flowers popping through soon..we need some color around here.  

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


6x6 oil on primed cardboard
I love to experiment with new ways to paint.  It always makes you think differently.  I have always admired the daily works of Lisa Daria and how she can abstract a floral.  Her use of light and color is beautiful and seems effortless.  These studies on cardboard are influenced by her work.

Monday, February 24, 2014


6x6 oil on primed cardboard $25
I love using different things to paint on. It keeps you from being too careful, you can just let loose and try new things without feeling like you are going to waste a canvas. I decided to cut up some cardboard and play with some new ideas.
In other news, here is my latest article about alla prima(wet on wet) painting for emptyeasel.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Lost weekend

5x7 oil on panel
I just loved this sign. A lost weekend can mean a lot of things, but for me it reminds me of my time in Key West, a break from real life for a few days with my best friend..a lost weekend in Margaritaville.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Warm breezes

6x6 oil on panel $60
This is from a photo I took while in Key West this past year.  I can still feel the warm air blowing through my hair...I may need to find myself a pina colada soon.  The sun is actually shining here in Indiana today and the snow is starting to melt..bring on the warm weather!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

From darkness

5x7 oil on panel $55
I apologize for the photo of this one, the colors are a bit too bright.  The background is black and dark gray and the flowers are darker.  Anyway, I gave myself 1/2 hour to complete this painting.  I used to love timed gesture drawing and painting when I was in college.  It really makes you focus on the overall subject and makes you work quickly.  I will repost a better photo later.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Morning color

6x6 oil on panel $60
I used the light from my studio window instead of my usual spotlight this time.  It gave a very different feeling..sort of a cold bright light. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Dream of color

5x7 oil on panel $55
It is so fun to play when painting flowers. You have a lot of freedom to change up edges and soften areas while still keeping the recognizable shapes.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Red star

5x7 oil on panel
Needed to paint some spring, hoping it will bring it along sooner than later.  Haven't done flowers in a while and thought I would play around a bit with my edges further..all while dreaming of warm weather.