Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tiny Vase - SOLD

6x6 oil on Raymar panel
This is actually a little green bottle that looks so cute as a vase with impatients in it. I wanted to emphasize the bottle, hence the composition. I'm having a little trouble getting accurate photos of my work - all I can come up with is the change in outside lighting because of the time of year. Does anyone have any ideas?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Confederate Officer

11x14 oil on Raymar panel
This model was definitely in a time warp - I think he really believed he was in the Civil War!
And he was so still - never moved. His costume was truly authentic. He was great fun to paint.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Stan Cook - SOLD

11x14 oil on Raymar panel
This model is an aquaintance of mine, and he posed at a painting workshop I go to once a month. He has such interesting features, and considers himself a "hippie', hence the beaded headband. It was really enjoyable painting him!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Gather 'Round for Storytime - SOLD

8x6 oil on Raymar panel
  1. This little coffee pot is flexing her "wings" and controlling her little pupils so as to tell them a story. Kinda far fetched? I don't know - it's what came to my mind as I finished painting it. She is just so intimidating! I found this little pot in Sisters, Oregon last summer. I loved the color and couldn't wait to paint it! About this painting - I had so much fun with the many reds in the pot, and I love the complementary green bits showing through from the ground.

Friday, October 8, 2010


24x18 oil on stretched canvas
On a trip to the UK several years ago, we went to Dublin and stood in line to see the Book of Kells at Trinity College. I was more interested in the visual of people standing in the rain waiting. So I did a small watercolor sketch of this, then photographed it and did this studio painting later.