Thursday, June 25, 2015

Italian Greyhound


I watched Scott Naismith on Youtube, he's a landscape painter with a bit of abstraction, my favorite kind of art.  And he kept saying, too much contrast is not natural.  This is a much more natural looking painting.  I toned down the color shifts and didn't use big pops of color.  I like it.  It was a change of pace but I really had to stop myself from putting in big yellows and oranges and blues...

So, I am trusting my Iphone 6 plus camera, looks like correct colors/likeness to the real painting.  Looks great on my laptop too.  I like this color combo, perhaps I will do another something in the same colors.

6"x10" acrylic on masonite
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Photo cred  Jean
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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Bitten (PB&J #32)



 This will be the last peanut butter and jelly sandwich for a while, there are limitless subjects left unexplored!

This is a 5"x5" acrylic on masonite.
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I have had a heck of a time trying to get colors to appear right online, bought a calibrator and tried many settings.  I am just using my Iphone 6 plus camera now.  Everyone who receives the painting they won or bought says it looks so much better than online.  So that will have to suffice. 

Oh, and I'm trying out cradled birch wood panels...I bought a bunch shallow and deep profiles.  I'll keep you posted.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Midnight Snack (PB&J #31)


So here is #31 PB&J.  If it is very late and you are viewing this sandwich and it makes you hungry, (or even drool!), stay calm, you are probably just having a midnight snack attack.  Oh, others are having the same experience?   Well then, I call me lucky.  : )

5"x7" acrylic on masonite board.
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Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Traveling Chicken

So this troop of ceramic chickens goes from artist to artist around the globe to inspire creativity and an art piece everywhere they stop. This is the blog: http://travel-chicken.blogspot.com/   They came from Canada to me...and now on their way to their next adventure.


 It's acrylic on a 5"x5" masonite board. 
SOLD




Sunday, May 31, 2015

Couldn't Wait (PB&J #30)



Around midnight I started setting up this fresh PB&J when son came downstairs and asked if he could have it when I was done.  I told him it would be stale and maybe crispy since it was wonder bread...and right in front of me he took an enormous bite out of it!  After I smacked his arm, he just laughed and went back upstairs.  Sigh.  Kids.

So I painted it.  That's real life for ya.
5"x5" acrylic on masonite
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Monday, May 18, 2015

PB& J E L L Y! (#29)


​Okay, so this is my 29th PB&J and hubby said..."That looks like a real PB&J." 
That is high praise coming from him.  I think it looks great on my laptop but not as good on my ipad.  Different type of screens, so what can you do?
5"x5" acrylic on masonite board.

SOLD

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Scissor Tailed Flycatchers


12"x24" acrylic on stretched canvas.
Beautiful birds, photographs by Ken Slade by permission.  Thanks Ken!

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Great White Egret


I had intended on making this closer to realism but then left it a bit abstract-y.  I like it this way.
Photo reference Fahim Rahman.  Thank you!!

18"x24" deep canvas.
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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Mr. Finley


We call him that when we are in a formal setting.  :D

This will have to be it for a while because people (my family) keep telling me I'm obsessed with my dog.  I don't know where they'd get such an idea.  ;)

8x8 stretched deep canvas
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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Thursday, February 5, 2015

pLAY?


When we say "Play?" to Finn he freezes in place, with this intense look on his face!  As soon as he sees the ball he acts like a clown-bunny, hopping in circles.  He's soooo cute.  Dontcha think?

4"x4" acrylic on masonite.
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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Sweet Temptation


My muse.  No dog was harmed (teased) in the making of this painting.  :)
It came purely out of my imagination.
9"x12" deep 1 3/8" canvas, no need for frame.
SOLD

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

sakuma sota marionette "Rabbit II"

Last marionette for a while...they're so cute tho!
This is a 5"x7" oil on masonite.
SOLD

Monday, January 26, 2015

sakuma sota marionette "Jester"

4"x6" oil on masonite.
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Another adorable marionette!  Photo used by permission of course.