Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Separated by Peaches


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Sometimes a painting is so very much like I envisioned, and I feel so satisfied, that I want to do a mike drop and walk away. This one is that for me. It's not a feeling I have often. AKA, paintgasm.

Monday, July 19, 2021

When Blue Eat Peaches


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My favorite "moment" in this painting is where the top-right part of the bowl that's in shadow from the top-most peach, edges up (visually) against the blue that is behind the bowl. The value is almost exactly the same - almost. I bet you spotted it right off.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Please Protect Us


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Oh the antics these peaches get into with my dishes. As best I can guess, they were playing tag, the plate was it, and the blue cup was base. Or was it something else...

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Peaches Approach Cup


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I found some beautiful peaches at the store, but had to pay extra because they are organic. The regular ones were not nearly as beautiful, which is not often the case. I think they had just been picked over. So I'll be doing as many paintings as I can before these are too soft to handle.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Formal Family Portrait


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Have you ever noticed how in every formal family portrait, there is always at least one person who ends up looking ... odd, somehow? My family completely avoided that by never having one made. Ever.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Red Means Stop


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Hubs and I went for a walk around town with our cameras the other day during the "magic hour," ie. when the golden light happens. This was my favorite paintable scene. By my favorite photo, was a bit more ... odd. We were cutting through an alley when I found it. Who knows - I might try to paint it someday, but for now I'll just share the photo. : )

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Rose Balloons

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I've recently done some new, larger paintings and need to move some older ones to make room. This is an old photo here to the right, so a lot of these are already sold, but you can see "Rose Balloons" there in the middle. I figured this might be a good size reference. Because 22x36 is pretty big (compared to what I normally do).

Also, I've halved prices on some still lives that have been sitting around a while in my "available" category. If they don't sell at these prices, I'm going to paint over them. This is not a threat, just me accepting reality. Ha! : )

Friday, July 09, 2021

Side By Side


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I was looking back through my old sunflower paintings today and found my very first one. ->

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Family Time


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This is a very cozy, cuddly family of cups. They were nice enough to pose for me, and they were fun to paint.

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Sunflower Power


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I got sunflowers to decorate the table for the Fourth of July dinner party we had. But then I couldn't let them go to waste, could I?! Of course not.

Tuesday, July 06, 2021

Four Balance


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Here's another old theme of mine - stacked cups. I enjoy playing around with different color combinations.

Sunday, July 04, 2021

The Empty Glass


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I should really ask you guys for title ideas more often! I got A LOT of great ones for the painting I posted yesterday->. It was actually really hard to pick, but I finally settled on, "If the Cup Fits." I got this idea from Laurie Mansur on my Instagram page. Thank you so much, Laurie!

Happy 4th of July, y'all!

Saturday, July 03, 2021

If the Cup Fits


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Some days, no matter how hard I try, I just can't come up with an interesting title. If you are so inclined, I would happy for suggestions. I will rename it with my favorite one. : ) Thanks in advance!

UPDATE: Many thanks to all of you who sent in ideas, it was really hard to pick my favorite! But I finally settled on "If the Cup Fits," by Laurie Mansur. Thank you, Laurie!

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Sticking Together

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Here's a simple one that harkens back to old times for me. And since it's Thursday, and I've seen other people doing this, here's a throwback so you can see a then and now of a similar subject. From 2007.

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Egg Protectors


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Hello all - I am home and feeling very refreshed from our vacation! Unfortunately we are now suffering a mega heat wave - ugh. So I am holed up in my air conditioned studio with my cups and eggs until it's over. #happyplace

Saturday, June 19, 2021



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I have just one more painting to show you before we head out on vacation. One more peony. Happy summer everyone!

Cups Coming Together


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The outdoors are calling and we can no longer ignore it. Tomorrow my family heads out on a camping adventure. We'll be gone a little over a week. I wanted to let you know because I won't be posting OR able to ship until the end of the month. I apologize for any inconvenience this causes. I won't be painting on this trip because I'll be focused on my family, but I have a painting trip scheduled later in the summer. : ) I hope you guys are enjoying this glorious summer as much as I am! This photo is from a hike I took with some friends yesterday. ->

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Apart Together


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Here's another attempt at suggesting peonies. I've been painting more regularly lately, and have to say that working daily (at anything) is the only way to grow! I can think about painting every day, but unless I'm also doing it, I'm not really learning. Maybe I should write a book about it - oh yeah, I think I already did! Oh the lessons we learn, over and over and over.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Princess Peony


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Have I mentioned that peonies are hard to paint? These ones have some big petals around the edges, but then about a million tiny ones in the middle. And you can't paint them ALL, so you just have to suggest them. I'm having fun trying.

Monday, June 14, 2021

Two Egg Breakfast


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A while back I bought a few patterned cloths I found that I thought might make good backgrounds. I forgot how complicated they were to paint, especially coming in and out of shadows!! But it was a good challenge, and I'll definitely do them again ... sometime. : )