Thursday, April 17, 2014

Version 2

Fishing: Version 2/ oil on canvas board/ 12 x 9/ $175
Sometimes, you see a painting in your mind that doesn't show up on the canvas. This is that painting. I love this image. I also love this painted version as much or more (depends on my mood) as version #1. I know, however, that I will paint this again.

I was interested to discover recently that many of the past masters executed many versions of their finest paintings. (Please remember I am in my art training, I did not study art. All that I know is being learned late in my life) When I look as the many versions of the masters' works together, I love each one.  I feel in good company.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Poppies and Daisies

Poppies and Daisies/ oil on canvas board/ 6 x 8/ $135
This was painted from a photograph from last spring. My poppies and daisies this year are up and trying to stay warm as this last front comes through. However, I can't wait.

The little pig from yesterday was named a DPW Painting of the Day!!

Monday, April 14, 2014


Wilbur/ watercolor on aquabord/ 6 x6/ SOLD
This is a watercolor on aquabord which means that after it is sealed or fixed, it will not need to be under glass but can be framed like an oil. I have used a spray fixative on other paintings like this. This painting, however, I think I will try a wax finish.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Spring Daffodil

Spring Daffodil/ watercolor/ 5.75 x 5.75/ $75
This is a study of the light. The blues are a combination of indanthrone, cobalt and iridescent electric blue.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Silk painting using seta colors

Silk anemone/ fabric paint on silk/ 12 x 12
I remain fascinated by textiles. I have experimented with patchwork, quilting, and thread painting. I started with traditional silk painting more than 20 years ago. I loved the vibrancy of the silk dyes but I disliked the "flatness" created by the resist lines. I have tried using soy milk, and sizing to work without lines. Today, I tried seta color paint and water soluble resist. In my hands, the resist is a little thin and drips. The paints mix fairly well. I think it is worth another try.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Summer Flowers/ oil on board 6 x 6/ $100
This was a fun painting. I wanted to try the "landscape white" from Gamblin that I recently received. Landscape white is a fast-drying paint that can be used plein aire to put in a background sky and then paint the trees etc without fighting lots of wet paint. I used a variety of yellows and greens mixed with landscape white to quickly put in the green background. I then painted the flowers with thick paint marks.

Monday, April 7, 2014


Sunshine/ oil on board/ 6 x 6/ $100
It rained almost all of today so I found a jar lit by sunshine and altered the colors to make the entire little painting glow. This brightened my day. The irises are up.The tulips are almost open...the Chinese peonies have beautiful buds......spring (including the showers) is finally here!