Sunday, October 30, 2016

Sunflower Studies

Cheerful Sunflowers 

Couldn't resist this cheery bouquet of sunflowers when I saw them in the market. As I was checking out the girl bagging my groceries exclaimed how pretty they were too and asked if I was buying them for any special occasion. "Yes," I said, "I'm going to paint them!" And paint them I did, till eventually they drooped and died... So I went back the following week and bought another bunch :)

Memories of Kansas SOLD
9x10.5 oil on Arches Oil Paper

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Alone in the Kitchen With a Bunch of Asparagus

Asparagus Bunch
7x9 oil on Arches Oil Paper

That moment when you're just about to start dinner and your kids decide to go play outside, your husband announces he's going for a quick run and you suddenly realize you've got an extra 30 minutes before you have to get started cooking... AND the beautiful bunch of asparagus you'll be sautéing is practically screaming out to be painted first!

The Last of the Bunch
9x6 oil on Arches Oil Paper

Did one more study a few days later right before I polished'm off!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Seagulls on the Beach

Seagulls on the Beach
12x12 oil on canvas

Played around with a limited palette of black, white and yellow ochre yesterday.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Light Effects

Light Effects I
5x7 oil on canvas panel

Light Effects II
5x7 oil on canvas panel

After dealing with a terrible red tide outbreak here on the island for the past few weeks, the air has finally begun to clear! So nice to be able to paint on the beach once again... a couple quick studies, attempting to catch the fleeting light effects on the atmosphere. One of those mornings where I was just filled with gratitude and so happy to be doing what I love!