Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Peaceful Lake


5x7, oil on canvas panel

I think I am just naturally drawn to water when painting. It is absolutely one of my favorite subjects. This was painted from a photograph that I took (I think!) at Sanibel at the bird sanctuary. It's a lovely spot.





8x11, marker on computer paper

Doesn't this just make you smile? This is Superman, drawn by Ethan, when he was almost 5.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Horse Stable, Union County, NC


8x10, oil on canvas panel
Union County loves its horses. This is one of quite a few horse farms.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Susan's Garden with Dappled Light

8x10, oil on canvas panel

My gardening friend and super gardener, Susan, has passed along many a plant to me. Last week when I was visiting, the light was just perfect, so I snapped a few photos for painting. This is the first, but I have several more in the works.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Moonshine (sold)


5x7, oil on canvas panel
Moonshine is one fine cat!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Favorite Tree

8x10, oil on canvas panel

Many artists have favorite landscape features, just as we have favorite people, and this is my favorite tree. I've painted it many times from life, whenever I see it lighted in an interesting way. I just keep changing the setting!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Walking and Looking


5x7, oil on canvas panel


Lorry, a collector who has become a good friend, gave me some pictures of chickens--hens? roosters? I'm a little hazy on my bird vocabulary. It was great fun to paint, especially the beak and eyes. I may try a close up portrait next time.

9x11, magic makers on construction paper


On another note, but still on animals...here is a drawing of my cat, Moonshine, by my granddaughter, Emma. I love it!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Into the Woods (sold)


8x10, oil on canvas panel
A road with dappled light, leading back into the picture is one of my favorite themes in painting. I think I enjoy the mystery.
I choose this title after a play I saw several years ago. When I was teaching, I took the students on an annual museum/theatre trip to NYC. After an early bird flight from Atlanta and a day at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, we settled down in a cozy Broadway theatre. The first act was quite engaging, but, for me, it went down hill after that, and I fell fast asleep.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Rain

Today we are having rain, glorious rain, needed rain, wanted rain. However, I cannot take photos of my latest paintings until the rain clears. Please check back later today.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

One Fine Morning

8x10, oil on canvas
To Bid: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&item=190319871131

My company has left, and I am back to painting and posting again. I generally -paint odd numbers rather than even, but I thought these 2 trees made an interesting composition.
 
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