Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Aslan

This beautiful yellow lab was done as a Christmas commission. The photo it was painted from was almost sepia. I tried to keep the gray/fogginess to the painting, and really love the outcome.

12x16 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Monday, December 19, 2016

Grapes on Glass Plate

The last glass painting was definitely looser than this one... However, after painting the grapes I felt the plate needed to be tidier or it would attract more of the attention. SO much fun experimenting with this glass; going to keep at it!

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Glass Cup & Saucer

This antique pink glass was catching the light in the most beautiful way. The pattern is multi-faceted, like a prism. Love it!

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Beets (3)

Last year I painted two smaller beets paintings from this same photo. It was always my intention to paint them this size and I am thrilled with it! Can't you imagine this hanging in the perfect kitchen?! For now it is wet off the easel and drying where I can see it! :)

12x24 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Friday, December 9, 2016

Bird Plate

I'm in love with this plate and it had to be (if not the star) the supporting cast in this production. Really wanted to keep it loose, and I think I accomplished that. The sunny colors and freshness make me so happy!

12x12 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Cocktail, Anyone?

It started with the Moscow Mule and then I was inspired to try painting other drinks. Glass is one of my favorite things, and equally fun to paint. Using transparent colors, I tried to keep them loose.

Both 8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panels
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Monday, December 5, 2016

Satsuma

It makes me so happy to go and find subjects for still-life paintings, and was even more thrilled to find the satsumas again. Can't ask for more than these juicy, delicate fruits--complete with leaves as if they've just been plucked from the tree. Like cooking, painting seasonally is so inspiring!

6x6 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Clucking Around

Earlier in the fall I went with my son's class to a great farm. There were chickens and goats everywhere, and of course I brought my camera. I've included the photo used to paint this one which was actually quite blurry. I liked the red barn in the background originally, but then decided it would compete too much with the hens.

8x10 on 1/8" museum quality panel















Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dog Commissions

Both of these paintings were commissioned as Christmas gifts. I love having the opportunity to paint dogs. My hope is always that their little personalities shine through.

12x16 on 1.5" gallery wrapped canvas
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18x24 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Nestled In

Decided to continue with my measuring cups on patterned fabric theme. These adorable hedgehogs were resting on a cheery table runner. I love the reflected colors on them!

8x10 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Measuring Up

Ever have those days when you just need a good challenge? Me too. :) These stainless measuring cups and patterned fabric provided it! One trick was keeping the oranges and blues separate, but also keeping the pattern loose. Also really love the lost edge on the shadow side of the cups. The front of the cups also provided a perfect example of painting what I saw--the reflection.

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Friday, November 11, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Decorative Kale

Thought it was such a great idea to put this kale from my garden in a vase!

12x12 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Saturday, November 5, 2016

Donkey Day

Went to the farm with my younger son and was in chicken and donkey heaven! Loved this one with the bright pops of red.

12x12 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016

Yellow Tomatoes

The kids were home from school the other day and acted as my "production company". We made a fun time-lapse video of me painting this one. I'm going to try and do them more often!

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Monday, October 24, 2016

A Little Sour

Was struggling to find some inspiration the other day, so went to my kitchen. The only thing calling to me was a small yellow lemon. I sliced it and started to play around with compositions. Am really happy with both of these!

6x6 on 1/8" museum quality panel (2)
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Grapefruit in Teal Bowl

One of my absolute favorite fruits (and things to paint)! Back in season, juicy and delicious!

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Friday, October 21, 2016

Pumpkin

This pumpkin was sitting on our kitchen table, catching the sun and just begging to be painted.

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Angels (2)

I love how different angles show different emotions. In the past I have painted her looking more protective. For these two I wanted to show sadness or heartache.

She's another one I am inclined to do a series of.

6x6 on 1/8" museum quality panel


8x10 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Monday, October 17, 2016

Tree Treasures

My son collected some of the berries from the tree in our yard. The sun was shining through them so beautifully they seemed to glow. I added a pinecone to make a nice fall composition.

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel


Saturday, October 15, 2016

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Pinecone

Autumn inspiration found in the simple complexities of a pinecone--whew!

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel


Monday, October 10, 2016

Demure Hen

Feeling inspired by chickens lately. This one was found while at the farm with my son's first grade class. She was quite cooperative with her poses. :)

8x10 on 1/8" museum quality panel


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016

Little Cutie

"I love to take in the good whenever I eat an orange. I have at least two a day, so I get an opportunity to experience this moment often. As I break through the skin, I gently close my eyes and breathe in the sweet scent. I hold that pleasure in my mind and think about how I am the first person ever to see inside this orange and taste its fruit..." Hardwiring Happiness by Rick Hanson

Was inspired, and I just happened to have a bowl of little cuties. :)

6x6 on 1/8" museum quality panel


Saturday, September 24, 2016

Farmyard Fowl

Have been enjoying painting large, nice and loose with some bright pops of color.

24x24 on 7/8" gallery wrapped canvas
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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Unpretentious Pumpkin

This is the same pumpkin I used in previous painting with a flower arrangement. It's quite small and modest, but has a beautiful stem. If a pumpkin can look elegant, this one sure does!

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Monday, September 19, 2016

Elephant Rear

Went and looked at my Paintings file and this is the 19th elephant that I've done! This one was created for the Daily Paintworks "Elephant" challenge and I decided to have some fun with color and also decided to go for a rear view. The photo for this painting was provided by friends Wade and Sheena Hanson who have given me many great photos from their trip to Africa.

24x24 gallery wrapped canvas 1.5" Profile
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Beer Flight

The beer culture has really taken off these past few years. It's fun going into a liquor store and selecting craft beers or ordering some favorites from restaurants. This flight was from a great place in Milwaukee. No decisions necessary!

12x12 on 1/8" museum quality panel


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Zinnias

Clipped a bunch of zinnias to make little arrangements for painting. Such fun--great colors!

6x6 and 9x12 on 1/8" museum quality panels




Monday, September 12, 2016

Still Summer...

In my mind summer is officially over once school begins. Maybe it's the teacher in me? However, when temperatures are in the 80s with 90+ percent humidity, it still feels like summer!

6x6 on 1/8" museum quality panel


Friday, September 9, 2016

Late Bloomers

These are some late bloomers from my garden, including cosmos, black-eyed-susan, and some perennial alliums.

8x10 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Vintage Seltzer Bottles

Went to the Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee this summer. There were vintage seltzer bottles all over the place--in the lobby, the bar, and in their adorable little boutique. These were set up on the window casting a beautiful glow.

12x12 on 1/8" museum quality panel


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Garden Gifts

Both of the items in this painting were gifts! My mom gave the flower bouquet from one of her large hydrangea plants, which look even more beautiful as they've started to dry out. The pumpkins were clipped from our next-door neighbors vine. They recently moved, so it's bittersweet!

This paintings puts me in a TINY bit of an autumn mood, but just a bit!

9x12 on 1/8" museum quality panel


Saturday, September 3, 2016

For My Salsa

We only had one tomato plant this year and it didn't do very well. Luckily my mom had many varieties of plants producing and was more than willing to share. Many amazing batches of salsa were made this summer! Is there anything as delicious as summer tomatoes?

8x8 on 1/8" museum quality panel
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