Friday, March 27, 2015

"Sunning" 11" x 14" oil


It turned cold today, we even had snow flurries!   But in the studio we were make believing it was a hot sunny day at the beach (we did have to put a heater next to her to get this effect).  Carolyn even wanted to put on sun screen, but we decided not to waste it.  Wouldn't the smell have been great!  At one point she could even feel sand at her feet... or was it just dirt on the floor.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

"Painter's Elixirs" 6"x6" oil

It is great to be back painting!   I have tried to paint loosely on this one and I am pleased on how it turned out.    I set it up yesterday, Tuesday, and painted it this morning early.   Currently listening to Ken Follett's third book of the Century Trilogy and I am on the last CD, #29.   

 As many of you know living alone in an old house that when you least expect it things will go wrong so yesterday took a turn in a direction I did not expect, and actually it was two turns!    My phone, internet and tv went out when a truck yanked out the line and later in the day someone else discovered that one of the main cold air returns in the crawl space was not hooked up to the duct!!   Evidently it has been that way for years!!   No wonder the furnace did could not keep up with the cold winters!

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

"Orange Bandana" News!

I am excited to say that this painting, "Orange Bandana" won the "Best of Show" at the Woman's Club of Louisville's Annual Show.    There were many wonderful works of art at the show and I feel honored to receive this award.
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tomato tarts in a dish... or... 8" x 8" oil

...or is it tomatoes in a tart dish?   I was inspired to do something new today with this more traditional set up.  Hope ya'll like it.
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Friday, March 13, 2015

Green Bikini 11" x 14" oil

Trying something different in this painting and I like how it turned out.   I am trying hard not to blend the colors together and since I often like the block in with the drawing marks better than the finished painting it made sense to me to leave some of the marks in.  There you have it!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

David Shevlino Workshop, Day 4 16" x 20" oil


Well, maybe you know already but I have been attending a workshop  given by David Shevlino and let me tell you there is a lot to learn.    This is my painting on the last day of the workshop.   I hope to get better at this!  

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Sunday, March 8, 2015

David Shevlino's workshop, day 1

I am having a great time at the workshop I am taking with David Shevlino in Cary NC, a suburb of Raleigh.   This is my second painting and when I get better pictures taken I will post the other paintings.

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

"Guarding the Jewels" 8" x 8" oil

While visiting the Tower of London last summer this guy was on guard duty outside the place where the Royal Crown Jewels are kept.   Silly me, I thought he would have an old rifle but instead he had a machine gun!    I think I was attacked by nitpickitus while painting this one.   My favorite part is the blue reflections on the window panes.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

"In the Big City" 6" x 6" oil

Even though the snow was on the ground and it was bitterly cold the Marbles Gang decided to do some sight seeing.   Big Red wanted to go to the top of the skyscraper to see the view of the city from there and the rest of the gang stayed on the ground to walked among the buildings in awe.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"The Gang heads East" 6" x 6" oil

After all their adventures in Vegas the Marbleous Gang decided to travel east toward home.    They followed the leader of the pack through heavy snow storms that took them off their planned route.  They arrived in Kentucky right after a big snow storm and they needed to look for shelter because the temperature is going to be -10° tonight.

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Monday, February 16, 2015

"Snowy Day" 6" x 12" oil

Whirly Girl, my Shi Tzu, has the right idea of napping on this snowy day.  That is her favorite spot for the daytime in front of that huge window in my studio.   I think we got maybe 8" of snow today which gave me the day off from teaching two classes so I thought I had better get a painting done.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

"Greeny in the hoosegow" 6" x 6" oil

While in Vegas Greeny was thrown into the hoosegow for generally making a menace of himself.   His parents went to get him out but they said he had to stay overnight.   The rest of the Marbleous gang rallied around giving support and waiting until the morning.   Little Greeny has learned another lesson.
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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"Shopping for Chanel" 6" x 6" oil

While in Vegas the females in the Marbleous Gang decided to take a break from gambling to go shopping.   They came across a Chanel Boutique and decided to go in.  There were rows and rows of glass shelves that were lit from behind which showed off all the colors in the many perfume bottles.   They sampled a few of them and decided the best one was Chanel No. 5.   When the bottle they bought was empty they rolled out of the Boutique reeking of the famous perfume.  They left a trail of scent all around Vegas as they wound their way back to the casino totally exhausted ready for a nap.

I treasure this little bottle that was my Mother's favorite perfume. The label on the 2.25" bottle is "No. 5 CHANEL Paris".   It was probably a sample bottle and is now empty but still has the glass stopper and part of the seal.

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

"The Marbleous Gang Goes Gambling" 6" x 6" oil

In the glare of the neon lights in the casino you can see the Marbleous Gang at the crap table.  Which one of them is the best shooter?  They are in for a long night of competition.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

"Leader of the Pack... Vroom Vroom!" 6" x 6" oil

This little antique racing car and driver has been with me since the 1950's and when I got it out and set it in front of the Marbleous gang this song came to mind,

My folks were always putting him down
(Down, down)
They said, he came from the wrong side of town
(What you mean when you say that he came
From the wrong side of town?)
They told me, he was bad, but I knew he was sad
That's why I fell for the leader of the pack.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Our Fearless Leader! 6" x 6" oil

The little Marbleous Community would follow him anywhere.   He always had such brilliant ideas and lots of energy.     They loved their fearless leader.
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Friday, January 30, 2015

Sunset at Vatican City 14" x 18" oil on wood panel

As sun was setting on our first day in Rome and we were returning to our hotel, we decided to climb more stairs to see the magnificent view of the Vatican City.   We were not disappointed.   The city seemed to glow in the warm light.  A good memory to cherish.   In contrast, I have been listening to "In the Kingdom of Ice" by Hampton Sides (2014), the true account of the grand and terrible polar voyage of the USS Jeannette which took place in the late nineteenth century to venture deep into unchartered water north of the Bering Straight.


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Entertainer 6" x 6" oil

When he got up to dance he was in the spotlight with everyone watching and cheering him on.   He had found his place in this large world.  May it never end.
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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Three primary suspects 6" x 6" oil

The yellow marble is like a deer in the headlights, caught in the spotlight of magnification.    What was he doing hanging around with these two other guys?   Look at them!   Don't they look a little too innocent?  
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Friday, January 16, 2015

The examination 6" x 6" oil

What's up with this clear marble?   Where is the color?  It must have a clear conscience.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015

You look Marbleous! 6" x 6" oil

It has been 3 or 4 years since I have done marbles and I have been wanting to paint them again using looser brush strokes.   While at an antique show a couple of weeks ago I found some large shooter marbles that would work. Loose brush strokes on a hard object... hmmm.  

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The slumber party 6" x 6" oil

These little peppers were having such a good time dancing the Cha Cha when all of a sudden they all felt exhausted and dropped in their tracks and fell asleep.   The Club owner found them the next morning all sprawled out on the dance floor perfectly content.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

The Witness 6" x 6" oil

Is the red pepper the witness?   Or is the apple in hiding the witness?  I guess it depends on what they were a witness to!   You know, I have been listening to some murder mysteries and I think it is seeping into my work!    It's shocking!

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Big Red is captured 6" x 6" oil

The little greenies have been following Big Red for weeks and finally they have captured him in a tea cup.   Now they are going to celebrate tonight.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

In the dog house again! 6" x 6" oil

For the last 20 years I have been listening to audio books while painting.    I must have listened to hundreds and the very first one I listened to was "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand and I listened to it twice.    I just finished one that I liked called "The Lost Prince" by Selden Edwards.   Before that I listened to The Cuckoo's Calling" and "The Silkworm" by Robert Galbraith which is really JK Rowling.   I am dyslexic and have a hard time speaking while painting which makes teaching a challenge but for some reason I can paint and listen at the same time which I am so grateful.   Listening to these audio books keeps me painting and keeps me looking forward to painting every day.

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

5 apples and a cup 6" x 6" oil

You can't help but smile at the cute little apples!    The one came out from hiding in the cup and they are all going to celebrate!   
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Hiding 6" x 6" oil

Two of these apples can't figure out where the other one went!  This is just like life, the truth is just waiting over the edge waiting to be revealed.   Hiding in plain sight if you have the right view!
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Monday, December 22, 2014

Purple bracelet 11" x 14" oil

Just remembered today that I had not posted this painting from last Friday.   I have been busy with commissions and studio repairs.    I've had this Friday group for about 18 years and I have decided to take a break for a couple of months.   Want to work on some larger pieces.

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Three persimmons 6" x 6" oil

Three persimmons... say that three times in a row!   I had a hard time.   One of my students left these for me to paint and eat.  Think I will make some persimmon bread.
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Monday, December 1, 2014

A couple 8"x8" oil

These shoes are just like a couple of people resting side by side in comfortable silence... and they even are starting to look alike!     

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