Thursday, August 28, 2014

Auction: "Rose of Sharon"

"Rose of Sharon", Oil on Panel, 6" x 6.5"

"Rose of Sharon" Work in Progress

We have several Rose of Sharon border plants that were left by the people who lived in our house before us.  I painted this study from life using a clipping from one of the plants.  In the future, I'm planning on painting larger-scale still life paintings of the flowers left by the previous owners.  To me it's a sign that their spirits live on while they are no longer physically with us.  If you would like to bid on this painting, click here.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Auction: "Cookies and Cream"

"Cookies and Cream", Oil on Panel, 6" x 8"

"Cookies and Cream" in Progress

This painting was done from life in two sittings.  The cookies are Newman's O's Mint Cream Chocolate Cookies.  They're really good.  Try them if you haven't already.  If you would like to bid on this painting, click here.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Auction: "Pretty in Pink"

"Pretty in Pink", Oil on Panel, 6" x 6"

This is an oil sketch of a pink petunia that was happily growing in my mother's garden.  Her petunias are so big and lush-looking that I had to paint one of the flowers.  If you would like to bid on this painting, click here.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Auction: "Simple Pleasures"

"Simple Pleasures", Oil on Linen, 8"x 6" 

I drink at least 3 cups of coffee a day.  I can't start my day without a cup and I like to have one after every meal.  While I'm painting, I might also take a coffee break to help me gather my thoughts and to rest my eyes for a bit.  This coffee cup was set-up in a room with north facing light on a fairly overcast day.  I tried to capture some of the reflections on the cup as the sun came out.  This painting is varnished, framed and ready to hang on a wall.  It costs $250 and is currently hanging at the Lyme Art Association.  If you would like to purchase this painting, please email me or call the Lyme Art Association: 860-434-7802.    I

Monday, August 4, 2014

Opening Reception:" August Light: Summer Painting and Sculpture

"Popping into Bloom", Oil on Linen, 30" x 24"  

"Popping into Bloom" Work in Progress
My husband and I both have four paintings in the Summer Exhibit at the Lyme Art Association in Old Lyme Connecticut.  The Opening Reception is on Friday, August 8th from 6-8pm.  If you're local, join us for a night of art, music and refreshments.  

I recently completed the above painting for the Exhibit. In this painting, I used a dark background to make the lighter colors stand out.  For the flowers, I used saturated color underneath and scumbled thin layers of lighter-colored paint to achieve the effect of transparency.