Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Tiny Treasure #39

Leave it up to an artist to discover endless ideas for painting in a tiny earthscape. That's what I call my small pieces taken from little bits underfoot. Here is another in the "Treasures Underfoot" series.

This one was a challenge to create the same colors of flowers as the first one, yet the design was a little different and seems to keep you "off-center" as you enjoy finding hidden flowers throughout.

"Treasures Underfoot 2"

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Tiny Treasure #38

"Treasures Underfoot" shows us what beauty we miss as we wander through our day. My challenge to you is to stop at random and look down. What treasures do you find?

And hopefully you'll share those with a friend, a child, a grandparent, a student.

As you look closely at this painting, know that each brushstroke was layed on with passion and love. My passion for painting ~ and living. My love of color and movement.

"Treasures Underfoot"
10x8" NFS
Oil painting on masonite.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Tiny Treasure #37

Subtle hue changes between shade and sunlight intrigued me as I worked wet in wet with luscious oils, laying a shy blue-green next to an energetic umber, and then scrubbing off a section of the background to reveal sunlight.

This wonderful piece will surprise you each morning as you look at it with fresh eyes!
Oil Painting
10x8" $95.00

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Tiny Treasures 35 & 36

How much fun I've been having with my "grapes" series! There are so many different composition possibilities with vines and grapes. The lighting of course is what makes the difference! Here you'll find one in pastel and one in oil.

The first, a pastel, is Sweet Syrah.
The affect of dappled sunlight on
the leaves and grapes
makes this one dance!
10x8" Pastel $75.00

The second, an oil, is Syrah Study 1.
I was struck with the contrast between
the branches at the bottom and the ground.
I didn't want to bring too much attention
to the grapes, as they are such a rich color,
they stand out all by themselves.

5x7" Oil $75.00
first person to email me claims this painting
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