Monday, August 26, 2013

Coastal Comfort

This is a commissioned piece of a beach house in Virginia. I love how there seems to be a kind of glowing sky around the home. I also really like the reflections in the windows (thank you Ann Gorbett) and the detail in the front railing too; perfect thing for palette knife work.

16x16 Oil on Museum Quality 1.5" Cradled Panel

Sunflower 2

This happy sunflower was a commissioned piece to be given as a second anniversary and birthday gift. I was glad to have the opportunity to paint another one, forward facing this time, with the same bright blue sky. Hope they love it!

12x12 Oil on Museum Quality Panel

Friday, August 16, 2013

Alliums in Blue

This painting was a commissioned piece for a collector who loved the original painting. I myself have really fallen in love with the Alliums paintings, and may have to add one to my personal collection! They feel modern and interesting, yet soft and simple too.

I love seeing Alliums everywhere in late spring and early summer and plan to plant a few new varieties in my yard this fall. They are actually part of the garlic family and so most animals tend to stay away from them. Perfect! We live on a greenbelt and have deer and lots of critters!

12x12 Oil on Museum Quality Panel

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Golden Dome of Notre Dame

A few months ago a friend of my husband suggested that I paint the dome of Notre Dame. I just remember thinking there was No Way I would be able to achieve that with the knife. Still, I drew it out on a panel, then hid it away in a drawer.

I woke up thinking about that panel this past week, so thought it was about time I give it a try. There has to be a first time for everything, right? Let me know what you think of it!

8x10 Oil on Museum Quality Panel