Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New nests in the works

Here is a photo of a two new nest paintings.   With the nest in the painting on the left, my eye fell for the intricacies of the bits of grass, sticks, and even small white horse hairs woven throughout.  I imagined the blue and beige patterned background, based very loosely on a geometrically printed fabric.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Reworking a painting

Tonight, I decided to rework one of my paintings of a cow in a field.  This painting originally had a more turquoise sky and a cooler green hue to the grass.  Perhaps it is the time of year, but I wanted to brown some of the grass and mute the sky. I think I'm happy with how the painting is coming along.  The photo above is a bit blurry, but you can still see the colors. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Nest in the Works

New painting in the works!

Well, I have begun work on three new nest paintings.  Perhaps I've been inspired by all of the bird activity around the property today - lately, I have seen Indigo Buntings, Kingfishers, Cardinals, Goldfinches, Rose Breasted Grossbeaks, and more!  There is a new nest on one of the logs on the porch, and I can't wait to see little babies soon!

Friday, May 10, 2013

8 Paintings Delivered to ArtSource in Raleigh

I have still been hard at work painting, recently delivering 8 paintings to ArtSource Fine Art in Raleigh, NC.  If you're in the area around North Hills, please do stop by and check them out.

The group waiting to be shipped!

Monday, February 18, 2013

New butterfly painting completed

Contemplation: Velvet Night
oil on canvas, 11"x14"
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This painting is of a Pipevine Swallowtail butterfly.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Black & White Stripes

The image above is of the painting I am currently working on, a trio of lovely bird feathers.  I found the feathers on a walk through the woods last year.  I know that the two largest are from a wild turkey, but I am not sure what the feather is on the right.  This painting is almost finished, and it has been a lot of fun to paint.  I LOVE the striped patterns & get a lot of satisfaction creating them.  It reminded me of the fun I had working on this painting:

The Zebra Dream
oil on canvas, 12"x16"
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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Images of 3 paintings in progress

Perhaps the gray dreary weather, with the persistent rain and cold winds, is inspiring me to create some color.  Below are a selection of images I have taken over these days spent at the easel.   All of the paintings shown below are still in progress, so please do check back for updates as they become more fleshed out.