Sunday, May 22, 2016

Floral Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Coneflower Painting, 12x16" Original Oil

I seem to be stuck....painting coneflowers!  It could be worse.

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I have been fascinated by coneflowers (echincea) every since I first saw them in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  First, I tried to grow them.  Not such good luck.  My thumb is only green when I paint.

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It's not that they are difficult to grow, but they must be deadheaded.  Since I am only in North Carolina for a few weeks at a time, I usually would fine brown flowers.  Before they could bloom again, I would be gone.


I added a few dandelions and a fiddlehead.  Hope you enjoy this piece.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Coneflower Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" Oil on Panel

We spent the month of April in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  It was winter-like when we arrived on April 1st, but within days the trees were covered in blooms.  Flowering pear and crabapple, dogwood, lilac and forsythia were visible everywhere.  I did my little Florida heart good to experience such a spring.

It was too early for one of my favorites from the mountains....coneflowers (echinacea).  I had lots of images from previous trips and painted several based on this favorite flower.


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Just a simple little painting, but it pleases me.
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It's the small things in life that make it worth living.  This week, for me, it was enjoying a peacful trip to the mountains.

I hope you find your peace this week.



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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Sunflower Oil Painting, Daily Painting Small Oil Painting, 9x12" Oil

Sunflowers are always a fun subject to paint.  Today, I am posting a few of my favorite sunflower paintings.

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This one is a palette knife piece.

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Another palette knife piece, and one of my favorites.

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And another palette knife piece.



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Thanks for visiting my blog today.  I hope you have a very SUNNY day.



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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Landscape with Flowers, Cone flower painting, daily painting, small oil painting, 9x12" Oil SOLD

I was going through my reference photo files, looking for inspiration, when I found an image from several years ago.  It's funny how I can be totally unimpressed with an image, and then one day, WOW!  I just have to paint it.

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I tried to remember everything I learned at my workshop with Elio Camacho a few months ago.   I tried to concentrate on color relations and brushwork.
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 Another priority.....not overworking the piece.  I felt happy when I finished, usually a good sign

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A week later, I am still happy with it....an even better sign!  I hope you like it too.

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Sunday, May 8, 2016

Stormy Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small oil Painting, 8x10x.75 Storm Scene

I don't like drama in my life, just my artwork.  The more drama I can produce, in paint, the happier I am.

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 So, I must admit, I had fun with this little piece.  I started with a reference photo, but tossed it aside after about five minutes of painting.

I just went with the flow, on this one, enjoying the process and pushing paint where I thought it need to go............Good for the soul!

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Small Seascape Sunset Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, 6x8" impasto painting

I don't know how you start your days, but, whenever possible, I love to grab my camera and a cup of coffee and head to the beach to watch the sun come up.  With a morning like that, it is impossible to have a bad day!

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 I like texture in my art and one of my favorite tricks, is to take a failed painting, leave the texture and use the panel again.  Sometimes it works, sometimes not.



Many artists use their canvases more than once, but convential  wisdom is you must sand it down.  I
sometimes do that too, but if I want to do a little expressionism, I say, why destroy all that lovely texture?

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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Dog Painting, Daily Painting, Pet Portrait, Small Oil Painting, "The Mutt" 8x8x1.5" Oil

What is your favorite subject matter to paint?  I admire artists who paint the same objects time after time, something I can not seem to master.  I hop from subject matter to subject matter and even from impressionist to abstract.  I cannot seem to control my inner child artist!

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 When I saw this image of my cousin's dog, I wanted to paint it immediately.  You can just tell that she (her name is Sally) is looking in the face of her beloved owner, looking for a pat on the head or a little taste of something forbidden.


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That is what hooked  me on this image.  It's not not the subject matter at all.  It could be the beautiful colors of a sunset, the light on a wave, the turn of a leaf......something that appeals to me.  Today it's those eyes.

I would love to hear why you paint, what you paint.

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