Saturday, October 31, 2009

Red Grapes with Wine Glass

Oil on Belgian linen on panel, 6x6 -- $100--Contact artist
I agonized over this glass--not an easy item to paint. I may retweak the grapes later--just want to see what response I get at this point.

Pumpkin Posse

Oil on Belgian linen on panel, 6x6--$100--Contact Artist
Since I have little pumpkins scattered throughout my house for the autumn season, I thought I should make use of them in an artistic sense a few times. Happy Hallowe'en!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Last of the Summer Tomatoes

Oil on cradled artists' board, 6x6 - SOLD
It's time to say goodbye to my summer tomato vines which produced next to nothing due to the severe drought in central Texas. I was happy to rip them out of my so-called garden. Needless to say, these tomatoes they came from the store.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Tea with Lemon

Oil on cradled panel, 6x6 -- $100--Contact Artist
Boy, there was a lot of white in this one. Creating variations was more difficult than expected!

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Oil on cradled panel, 6x6 -- SOLD
This painting was an absolute joy to do! I took photos at a chuckwagon cookoff a year ago and saw this scene at one of the campsites. It looked so artistic. I hope I did it justice with my painted version.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pumpkin Pie

Oil on cradled artists' board, 6x6--$100--Contact Artist
This is probably my favorite daily oil painting thus far! Every pumpkin I've ever attempted with acrylics found its way into the trash. This is a keeper and will be used for the month of November in my 2010 calendar! I'm especially pleased with the pie plate--those undulating edges were a huge challenge to draw free-hand.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

White Onion, No. 1

Oil on cradled artists' board, 6x6 - $100-Contact artist
This subject was an excellent choice for working with variations of white. Look closely and you will see others, though--notably, ultramarine blue. Since this reminds me of the colors of winter, I plan to use this as the January painting for my 2010 calendar which is almost ready for printing.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Red Onion

Oil on cradled artists' board, 6x6 -- $100--Click to Purchase
I adore painting onions. This is my first attempt using oils. The amazing part? I like the background. No fiddling with this one!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Candy Apple

Oil on cradled artists' board, 6x6 -- $100--Click to Purchase
Would someone please tell me to keep my grubby hands off my paintings once I've signed them? Hubby hated the original background for this--even though I explained that it looked foggy and, hence, creepy for the upcoming Halloween season. Unfortunately, others agreed with him. (I hate admitting that he may have had a point and spent additional time agonizing over this predicament.)
This effort "breaks up" the gloomy fog" with a simple, diagonal line SLICING THROUGH IT as a knife slices through butter. Can I get more "Halloweenie" than that?

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sgt. Pepper

Oil on artists' board, 6x6-- $100
This painting was completed on 10/9--John Lennon's birthday. While filling my peppermill that day, the title to the ground-breaking Beatles' album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, popped into my head. Thus, this painting was created and is named in honor of my beloved Fab Four. (Note: The background colors represent the colorful uniforms worn on the album cover by John, Ringo, Paul, and George, respectively.)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Radish Clique

Oil on cradled artists' board, 6x6 - $100
This was a "speed painting." I went out of town on Friday and tried to paint loosely and quickly. I'm rather surprised with the results!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Here We Go 'Round the Prickly Pear

Oil on cradled artists' board, 6x6 - $100-- Click to Purchase
TS Eliot's "The Hollow Men" is the inspiration for this painting. I'd never seen a prickly pear until moving to Texas. At a workshop I took recently, a classmate did a painting of this odd fruit. I was smitten and decided to try my own version. Now I can't get that poem out of my head (thanks, Mr. Cummins).

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Oil on cradled artist's board, 6x6 --$100 -- Contact Artist
I'm in Halloween mode, thanks to a ten-year-old who continues to try on her costume. Here is her witch's hat along with the ever-present candy corn at this time of year.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Candied Apple

Oil on cradled artists panel, 6x6 -- $100--Contact Artist
In honor of childhood memories and Halloween, here is my version of a candied apple. I tried to create that glossy, almost fluorescent surface and think I came pretty close. In addition, dentists of the world should rejoice--this painting is "easier on the teeth."

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's Inevitable

Oil on cradled artists board, 6x6 -- $100 -- Contact Artist
I craved Toll House cookies. I had to let the eggs come to room temperature. The result: warm, chewy chocolate chip cookies on a rainy afternoon AND a daily painting! Two for the price of one.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Oil on cradled artists board, 6x6--$100--Contact Artist
I'm really pleased with the skin of this fruit even though specs of white appear in the photo. In actuality, the painting was still rather wet and it was a glisten from the slight dimensionality of the oils. It looks great in person. (The title, by the way, refers to the avocado half and pit reminding me of the shape a pregnant woman. Come to think of it, my face had that greenish tinge at times while incubating my little one....)

Friday, October 2, 2009

Pucker Up

Oil on Artists Board, 6x6 --View eBay Auction
Voila! I may have "hit" upon my style--not quite impressionistic, but not photorealistic either. I got creative with the title. This could be a fun way to market!

Happy Trails Banner Project

The Happy Trails Banner Project has begun! For the month of October, Georgetown, Texas will celebrate its role in the historic Chisholm Trail with 55 banners throughout the historic district. My banner (above) is in front of our public library (yippee!). Even better--I am the first artist listed in the program AND my banner is the starting point for the tour! (Can you tell that I am excited?) If you are in town, don't forget to vote for your fave. (The original painting is still available for purchase. Let me know if you are interested in details....)