Monday, June 28, 2010

Funky Flower

6,5 x 16,5 cm It just wasn't going the way I wanted, and I was about to toss it and start over because it was so funky. Then I thought, funky. I thought if I called it funky I could finish it as funky. A rose by any other name......?

Friday, June 25, 2010

Cropped Pepper

Cropped, not chopped. Except that now it's been chopped.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


12,5 cm I guess I've had a sheltered life. I had never seen a striped pansy; my husband had. I had never seen an orange pepper; my husband had. Or maybe I just didn't remember seeing them.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


10 x 15 cm The other people there "got painted in", but you'd never know it.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Loose End

When the basic work is finished, it's sometimes difficult to take care of the loose ends. It can be a bit tedious, especially since it we're so anxious to see the effect of the completed project. But whether there are loose ends or not makes a difference between tacky and classy.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


8 x 8 cm Today was plein air. Even if just to the backyard. It's kind of like kids starting out with the tent in the backyard before going camping in the wilds with the bears and mosquitos. And there are wonderful things even in our backyard, like this pansy. Neither one of us planted it, so we figure the birds did. The first thing I did was spill my turpentine. No, that was the second thing. The first thing is that I forgot my paintbox. Duh. I had my brushes, boards, and turp to spill, but no paint. And no rags to clean it up. Good thing we started in the backyard.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Black Bird

He was in an earlier painting, but you probably wouldn't recognize him. Even though it was even named after him, it only shows his feet.

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