Tuesday, October 30, 2018

908 Fruitful Yield

This set up was one day's picking of tomatoes from my rooftop garden.  I enjoyed painting them almost as much as I enjoyed eating them.  Nothing fancy, just a tomato fresh from the vine with salt.  A tomato sandwich on pita if I'm really hungry. 

Monday, October 22, 2018

907 Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

I painted this directly from an arrangement in my studio--dahlias and sunflowers in my Jean Wells oak leaf bowl, a favorite.  Sunflowers seem to be lots of people's "happy" flower,  and dahlias, as beautiful as they are, are definitely a challenge to paint in my humble opinion.

Smokey Robinson and Ron White from (Smokey Robinson and) The Miracles co-wrote the song, "My Girl" which was recorded by the Temptations in 1964.  It was written about Smokey's wife, who was also part of the Miracles.  I love the song, and these words are the only title I could come up with.

"907 Sunshine on a Cloudy Day"
acrylic - 12x16 in


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

906 Market Sunflowers

I love going to the Farmers' Market and hate to see it end in late October.  The flowers are always so fresh and bring me so much joy.  The birds ate all my sunflowers on my rooftop garden, but that's okay.

"906 Market Sunflowers"
acrylic - 8x6 in


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

905 Twilight

I apologize right away for the bad photograph.  I have tried numerous times to get an accurate photo without success.  This is a reproduction of a painting I made many years ago that seems to be everyone's favorite.  It was more of a challenge the second time around and has been many months in the making.  I'll be happy to move on to the many paintings in progress!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

904 Italian Oranges on a Ledge

On a hot October day, my husband and I climbed the steep hill in Sorrento to have lunch and to see the sights.  I was happy to find this little vignette among all the grand scenes.  I love the drippy glaze on the bowl.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

903 Quick Paint

I have been working on a large painting for months and had leftover paint on my palette.
I gave myself 20 - 30 minutes to push the paint around with only 4 colors, plus white.
I like this moody approach, and am learning how to transform a landscape with a very limited palette.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

902 Silence is Golden

The leaves are just beginning to turn here in the Midwest.  This is one of my favorite scenes from my favorite place to walk near Lake Michigan.  I look forward to seeing the Fall colors this year in our new location.  I doubt anything could be more beautiful than this.