Wednesday, May 30, 2018

"Stream in Springtime" (8 x 8 oil on gessoboard),

I loved every moment of painting this piece. Achieving the look of rocks under fast-moving water was a very enjoyable challenge.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Weird Little Guy (8 x 6 chalk pastel on sanded paper)

My youngest son has a love of cacti and has a small collection of them on his bedroom windowsill.  He was thrilled that I wanted to paint one of his "weird little guys".

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Forest Stream (6 x 6 inch oil on gessoboard)
The Pacific Northwest has a way of covering everything in one shade of green or another.  Luckily, green is one of my favorite colors and I got to use so many shades in this little painting!  I couldn't quite get the brightest shade of green to photograph properly.  It is very vibrant in person.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Uh-oh (12x 9 in oil on gessoboard)
My husband was mowing our lawn and the lawn mower ran out of gasoline....right before he could mow this beautiful dandelion down. I have a confession. If it were up to me, we wouldn't mow. I like meadows better than lawns!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Road to the Mountains (8 x 8 oil on gessobord)

I've never painted a mountain. I love hiking and I walk up a lot of them so that's a little strange. Ha, ha. I loved painting this one though, so maybe there will be more mountain paintings from me in the future.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pre-guacamole (6 x 6 oil on gessoboard)
I was about to make the first bowl of guacamole for the season and when I cut into the avocado, it was so perfect that I just had to paint it!  My oldest son took one look at the finished painting and exclaimed, "Oh, mom!  The avocado looks so creamy!".  Yay!  That's what I was going for!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Orchard with Dandelions (6 x 6 in oil on gessoboard)
It was mid-August and about 90 degrees when I took the photo that would become this painting. I was standing in the shade, watering the trees and admiring all of the dandelion fluffs glowing in the sun.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Summer Day at the Canyon (12 x 9 in oil on gessoboard)
This was my first ever view of the Grand Canyon!  I absolutely loved "carving" the layers of rock with my painting knife!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Windswept Clouds (12 x 9 in chalk pastel on sanded paper)
The sun makes one last attempt before the storm moves in.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Fiery Sunset (11 x 15 in chalk pastel on Pastelmat) - $195
The vivid colors and clouds in this sunset were so fun to capture with pastels.
In the Flow (8 x 8 oil on gessoboard) - $NFS
Nothing is more soothing than water running over stones.  Capturing that in this painting was a joy!  

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Country Car Wash (6 x 6 in oil on gessoboard) - $100
While my husband and I were doing chores in the backyard, the lovely dappled sunlight and brightly lit bucket begged to be painted.  I grabbed my camera and snapped a quick photo between feeding the chickens and watering the plants.

Old Barn (11 x 15 in- chalk pastel on Pastelmat) - $195
I love old barns and they show up in my paintings often.  This one, with its blue-grey color, really caught my eye.