Friday, April 18, 2014

Humming Along

6x8 inch oil on Raymar Board

Loved painting the bright colors of the flowers and hummingbird. Hummingbirds are always such a treat when I see them around my flowers. I am so ready for my flowers to bloom again soon. :)
I hope everyone has a blessed Easter weekend.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Spring Glory

6x6 inch oil on board

Feeling a little overwhelmed with everything that needs to be done, as we all often are. With an 11th grader and also a new teenager in the house it seems we are entering another stage of parenting. One about to go to college and the other making choices about friends and how he feels about everything.
Painting is a getaway and often a time of prayer and reflection for me.  I am so thankful for the time I have to paint and share with you. Thank you for viewing and allowing me the opportunity to share God's beautiful world.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring Babe

5x5 inch oil on board
SOLD

Loved the photo reference of this sweet baby. I used a linseed/stand oil mixture in the oil paint and enjoyed how the paint blended and glided onto the board. I have used before, but had forgotten the difference it makes. I also used it on the bee painting in the post below.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Busy Bee

5x5 inch oil on ampersand board- SOLD
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Pretty soon there will be busy bees everywhere! Can't wait for all of the flowers of spring to arrive.
The Pantone Company selected "Radiant Orchid" as the color of the year for 2014. So, try to do a painting based around this color. According to the press release; "Radiant Orchid encourages expanded creativity and originality". Join the challenge!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Place of Rest

8x8 inch oil on linen
SOLD at Reflections: 150 years later - Chestnut Group art show.

I have neglected to post my latest paintings from a recent Chestnut Group show to benefit the Battle of Franklin Trust in historical Franklin, Tennessee. This is painted plein air of the cemetery on the grounds at the Carnton Plantation, where 1,500 Confederate soldiers rest.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Dantity Bunch

8x8 inch oil on linen

Love these dantity flowers! I believe the blue ones are Delphinium.
I tried growing them once, but was not successful. I do not have a green thumb, that is unless it is paint. Brought my palette knife back out to get more texture and movement.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Spring Dreams

5x7 inch oil on linen

Daffodils or Buttercups—
The first signs of spring are these beauties and are often seen everywhere in Tennessee. They were always the perfect hiding spot for our Easter Egg hunt at my grandmother's house. Buttercups will always evoke wonderful memories and sweet dreams of Spring!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Citrus Splash


6x6 inch oil on archival board

Needed a little bit of color in my day yesterday, so painted from life. It felt really nice to put these bright colors on my palette and to set up a still life to paint. Tried to keep it loose and watch my edges, which is very hard for me. I left the edge of the knife unfinished and I really struggled to do that. I think because I was told to color in the lines it is sometimes really hard for me to go out of the lines, or in this case to also not finish the lines.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

What's Up?


5x7 inch oil on linen

I love the personality in this little guy's face. Trying to get back into the daily painting mode. These little 5x7 paintings are the perfect size to do that. My plein air group has an upcoming show that I am co-chair of, so probably won't be painting a painting a day until after March.

Top of the World!

6x6 inch oil on board

Love painting animals in their environment. This big guy looked like he was looking for his best friend or a new friend. Sorry for the glare on the painting.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Want to Play?

 5x5 inch oil on ampersand board

I recognize this look from my childhood on the farm. They would often run up to you to see if you had anything to eat. It didn't matter what— clothes, hands, legs. :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

Signs of Spring-SOLD

6x6 inch oil on ampersand board

It was nice to have our first measurable snow this winter in Nashville today, but I am longing for warmer weather.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Alone Time

6x8 inch oil on Raymar canvas panel

One of my favorite subject matters to paint! This mama cow looks like she was taking a little alone time from her baby, though baby not too far away. Love that she was either mooing or caught in mid chew. Looks to be saying, "Hey I am trying to get a little alone time here". 
Thanks for viewing! 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Yellowstone Cascade

8x8 inch oil on linen

This was painted from photos from our family vacation to Yellowstone Park. We were only there for a day, which is not enough to soak in all the beauty the park has to offer. Looking forward to returning again someday. 


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