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April 29, 2009

Coreopsis



Another little one - 5x5. I've been drying these in the oven - as low as possible for the temp - so these will dry. Nothing like a fresh baked batch of paintings!
I like this name, Coreopsis. I'm sure there is probably a Greek goddess with that name. It seems that many of our names and words are derived from the name of a Greek god or goddess. I love it.

Coreopsis
5x5 Oil on canvas
$55 + 10 S/H

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April 28, 2009

Poppy



Well I hadn't planned to be away for this long. I feel like I've been going a hundred miles an hour for the last two weeks. Between getting ready for the art tour this weekend and getting ready for a wedding in a month I've been busy! Somehow though I've let go of feeling like the world will fall apart if I don't paint and post on my blog, although the painting part is where I find my center. And I've decided that doing the flowers for the wedding is only added stress so I found a florist to take care of all that. In the middle of all this I took some time to paint a few small paintings that would make great Mother's Day gifts and this is one. It was a good break from all the action.
Poppy
5x5 oil on canvas
$55 + $10 S/H

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April 13, 2009

Resting Renunculas



I couldn't think of a clever name for this one but I'm open for suggestions. It must be late. I worked on an idea I had for a painting today. Got the study started and I'm trying to work out the details. It might be a couple days yet since I won't get to it tomorrow. Stayed tuned.

Resting Renunculas
6x8 oil on linen



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April 12, 2009

Roses a l'Orange


I was experimenting with ideas for my daughter's wedding flowers and these are some of the spoils - lucky me! I do like having flowers around.
These were harder to paint than I thought they would be - had a hard time figuring out the background. I'm still not sure about this one but I find sometimes I have to sit with something for awhile and it either reveals what it needs or I end up liking it after I've put some space between us. Backgrounds always throw me from some reason.

Roses a l'Orange
16x8 Oil on panel
sold


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April 5, 2009

A Creek Runs Through It


This is a scene from a painting trip in Wyoming I took in 07. Everyone else was out in an open area nearby and 3 of us headed off into this grove of aspens. This was such a beautiful spot with the creek running through it. I could have stayed there all day if I weren't so nervous watching for bears! I could tell my two companions were used to bear country - Brent had his pistol with him. They happily painted away without a care, while I constantly kept looking over my shoulder for intruders. No bear, I'm happy to say - although they did make their presence known.

I don't think I could have painted this outdoors for as long as it took me. Large paintings elude me. I just can't get that same look as my little ones. I started this about 6 months ago and would stop and start and stop and start... I am officially calling it done.

A Creek Runs Through It
24 x 18 Oil on Canvas
$650 + $25 S/H


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