Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Florida Sunshine

Sunflowers for a special friend in Florida.
What a treat to paint.
Sunflowers brighten everyone's day.

8 x 8


Monday, November 24, 2014

You Cannot Miss Red

My other entry into the red show at Gallery One in Petaluma.
209 Western Ave.

I love this composition and have worked with it before. 
This is a larger painting, 14 x 18.
Larger for me that is......


Sunday, November 23, 2014

You Cannot Miss Red

This is one of my entries into the latest show at
Gallery One
209 Western Ave.
Petaluma, Ca

The show is titled You Cannot Miss Red

I have painted this pitcher in light blue as it exists in my Fiesta ware collection many, many times..
It was really fun to translate that to red.
There are many layers of paint here.

And truly, you cannot miss red.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Paint Quality

This posting shows the painting that resulted after we discussed
paint quality in my weekly class. Strokes being varied, amount of paint, are just two of 
the things we discussed. 
And so I tackled flowers again. Will I never learn?
These nasturtiums were simple.......maybe too simple as they 
sat there in the jar.
When I turned the painting upsidedown, I could see I needed to
add a couple more blossoms and to arrange the leaves in a  
more pleasing manner.
Always looking for those S curves.
I used three sizes of brushes and a palette knife.

8 x 8


Thursday, November 06, 2014


Another wonderful class day.
I painted on Dura-Lar which is a synthetic paper.
The oil moves easily as it is a very smooth surface.
It dries quickly.

Great for experimentation.
Perfect for studies.
This was done with both brush and palette knife.
Size.........about 5" x 6"