Monday, December 26, 2011

Latest commission

This is a recent portrait commission of a young boy. Smiling portraits can be difficult, but I felt this pose captured him best.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

5" Squared Landscape

Now that I no longer have my website up, I've made it a new goal to be more active with my blog. This is a recent painting from the fall, a plein air I did back in late September. It is 5"x5" and I recently had it in a small works holiday show at a nearby coffee shop/art gallery. Unfortunately, it did not sell, but I am happy to hang it here at home and remember my experience painting it on location.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Pink Lady Apple with Wine

Just another small still life.
Sorry for the glare.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Outer Banks Dunes

This painting was done recently in my studio from a photo I took on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It was a fun painting to do, but painting a landscape in the studio from a photographic reference just does not compare to painting on location!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Memorial Day Plein Air

I painted this small study about a month ago on Memorial Day. For those who know the Cincinnati area, this was painted over in Ault Park.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New still life

So I finally got around to finishing this larger still-life that I actually started last year. For some reason, I often get 90% of the way through a painting, and the last 10% becomes the most grueling to get through. But I thought it was worth finishing, if at least for no other reason than to discipline myself to finish what I've started! :)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Portrait study

This is a model from my Thursday night sketch group last week at Cincinnati Art Club.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sea & Sky

A recent studio painting done from a photo I took at the Outer Banks in North Carolina.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Plein air painting in winter

I posted this image on Facebook over a month ago. My intention was to post it to my blog as well, but a few days after this photo was taken of my set-up from a short stint painting out of doors in twenty-six degree weather, my husband went in for emergency double-bypass surgery. So, needless to say, I'm way behind in posting this to my blog! I decided to post it anyway, as a reminder of painting in cold weather and some of the "warm" memories it brings back (ha, ha)! Now that it is March, I'm hoping for some "fair" weather to paint outside again!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Portrait of Robert

This is a recent portrait of my son Robert, from a photo taken about 2 years ago.