Monday, June 24, 2013


acrylic, 6" x 6"

Sometimes it just flows and sometimes it's a struggle... This was a struggle!  I tried laying in an overall dark pattern to make sure I had a sense of light but then it was very difficult to get the peach-in-shadow color right.  Anyway, I'll try again...

Friday, June 14, 2013

(open) white flower

acrylic 6" x 6"

The small bud from my last painting opened!  I was glad at one more chance at these because I'm sure the heavy rain we've had has ruined the rest of these flowers.  I just love their simplicity.

In other news...Today I dropped off four pieces at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society for their annual Small Picture Show.  Can't wait to see the show on Sunday!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

small white flower

acrylic, 4" x 4"

Today was a day of too many subjects and not enough panels... I finally settled in on these small white flowers, and only having small 4" x 4" panels ready, I decided to just narrow my focus to one small flower.  Again, I have no idea what type of flower this is, it is just something I found in the yard, that I  thought was pretty.  I had to laugh when I read Lisa Daria's post today about how she was playing "is it a weed or is it a plant" in her yard because I'm never sure either!  I am sure that I want to try and do a larger version of these flowers wih the jar...

and I am liking how this one looks with the others in the series...

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

purple wildflowers

acrylic, 8" x 8"

These little purple flowers were given to me by my daughter Maggie. She picked them at the soccer field then neatly tied them up with a stem and presented them to me when she got home.

I've started this recent series of paintings with the theme of "clippings", or "cuttings", just random sprigs and leaves and such that I come across in my usual daily routine.  Nothing special or exotic, just everyday plants.  I find it easier to figure out to what to paint if I stick to a theme. 

Yesterday I received a package in the mail from fellow artist Sowmya Gade, over at her blog Copper Ground. She has a wonderful sense of color and and her work has such a nice painterly quality about it.  She had a give-a-way last month and I won!  Here is my prize...

It is a magnet of her painting of a Golden Retriever.  So cute!  Reminds me of my doggie!