Friday, May 31, 2019

Do you see the birds?  This is a series I have been working on.  It is acrylic on canvas.  I had fun with pattern and color.  Change of pace.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Aspen Transcendent is part of a series that I have been working on.  Aspen have been painted so many times and it is fascinating to try to capture the spirit using so much color.  This one is a watercolor and it is my favorite so far.  I am happy with the color and hard and soft edges.  It has a happy feeling about it that I like.  Maybe I should title it Aspen Party!
My Koi painting, In Golden Pond, sold a couple weeks ago and I miss it already.  I really like this one and am happy that it is going to a good home.  I can never paint something exactly the same again, but if I could it would be this one. 

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

I taught a watercolor class last week and these paintings were done by my students.  They did great and several had not painted with watercolor before.  It was a wonderful experience to see such growth in only three days.  So fun!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

So Many Dreams is my new abstract floral.  I love the way dark surrenders to light in these new pieces.  I am also excited about the soft edges that have so much variety.  They remind me of the way wildflowers burst upon us after the rains of spring.  They are such a happy surprise after a long brown winter.

Monday, April 10, 2017

I had painted this figure using blacks, olives, golds and oranges, and while I liked the abstract quality of these hues, I thought it was harsh.  These cool colors are better for the mood of the painting and I am happier with the result.  The painting has a lot of palette knife paint application, so it is thick and heavily textured.  It is 24" x 20" on gallery wrapped canvas. It is titled Quick Pose.