Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Jenny's Green Teapot

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This teapot belongs to my daughter. It's quite small and sits on a bookshelf in her livingroom. I notice it every time I visit. I thought it would be fun to paint.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Tea and Scones

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The looseness, color, and vibration created by the old Impressionist painters is awe-inspiring. This afternoon I had fun trying to imitate the brushstrokes I think they may have used in some of those paintings.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Pumpkin Libations

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The Christmas season fast approaches and time for this little pumpkin to retire, but not before one last pumpkin painting.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

White Acorn Squash

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Here's a little painting of a white acorn squash for "The Gourd Challenge" on Daily Paintworks. We had it for dinner and it was delicious!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Autumn Blessings

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Autumn colors have their own special beauty. Vibrant, yet muted, they don't overwhelm the senses. I love them.  This painting is a larger version of the one posted earlier.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Autumn Colors

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This was painted a couple of weeks ago, just as the cool days began.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tea Break

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I enjoy using the fracturing process that was developed by Julie Ford Oliver. It  allows me to create a more free and looser painting, but mostly it's just fun to do.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Three Pears

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This is a change from my usual painting style. I love the look of Julie Ford Oliver paintings, so am experimenting with her fracturing method. I tried this many years ago, and then drifted away from it. It's so much fun to paint this way...why haven't I been fracturing all along?!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Sun Dance

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The last dance of summer. So glad I was able to capture them before they were gone.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Little Cinderella

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Well, hello! I've been away from my easel for quite a long time. Just felt a little flat and uninspired, needed to take a break. I've picked up my brushes again and once again am enjoying the painting process.

This is a miniature white pumpkin. The large white pumpkins in the grocery store were labeled "Cinderella", and I thought "Little Cinderella" fit this little painting. I experimented with the panel surface by adding another couple of coats of gesso to the gessoboard panel. There is a bit of gesso on the back of the panel, but it does not affect the painting.