Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ainsley's Braid

12x9" Oil on stretched linen
Subject: This painting was inspired by my granddaughter's beautiful braid. She is always adorable, but never more so than when her hair is pulled into a French braid. 

Technique: I tried a bit of glazing on the skin and felt that it added some luminosity. For non-artists, glazing is a technique often used by the old masters to add richness to the color. Basically, a glaze is a transparent layer of paint placed over a dried layer of paint, which allows the previous color to show through. It is a time-consuming but rewarding technique. 

The painting in its frame

I am excited to announce that I was awarded a Student Merit Award for this painting earlier tonight at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. Here is the framed painting and a photo of me being very happy, even before the awards were given out. Notice my always-in-fashion Croc shoes!

At the Dunedin Fine Art Center

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Lemon Study with Daisies

8x10" Oil on canvas

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This is a simple study of lemons and daisies on canvas. The sides have been painted to match the painting so it doesn't require a frame unless you want one.

Monarch Beauty

5x7" Oil on linen panel (Click to enlarge.)
$NFS - This painting has been gifted to a very special friend who raises Monarchs on her back porch.

Just some thoughts: I think I'd like to try this same painting with a blue flower since blue and orange are complementary colors. My camera can't capture the color of the background as well as I'd like.

Thursday, April 6, 2017


7x5" Oil on primed linen panel (Click to view larger.)

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Shalimar has always been one of my favorite perfumes. It is a light scent and makes me feel a bit exotic. Maybe it's the name? This small unframed painting is on Senso linen.