Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Little Departure....

6"x 6" collage
wood cradled panel

Last year I spent some time doing small format collages (a prelude I guess to the 6"x 6" oils I've been doing lately).  I will probably return to making more of these.  It's a nice blend of photography, hand painting the papers, textures and interesting materials.  This has that little band of copper at the base, and since I enjoy creating jewellery, I get to use my metalsmithing skills too.

Friday, June 24, 2011

At My Back Door

At My Back Door
8" x 8" Oil
stretched canvas

This was inspired by a recent challenge over at DPW (Daily Painter's Website).  Although I am quite far behind in following the challenges, I do intend on doing a few more from past weeks.  In between I am painting subjects that I have photographed through the season from Spring into Summer as well as doing some illustration work that I have been commissioned for.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I really should find more backgrounds.   I seem to always reach for the gingham fabrics.  They do seem to set off the more organic lines of the subjects.   But I recently painted a silver spoon on a damask fabric and I just may stay with the ginghams!  I'll post that one later.  Until then, here are some radishes.....
Radishes on Green Gingham
6" x 6" x 1.5"

Monday, June 13, 2011

Planted.......and Painted

Unbelievably, it is already the 13th of June and my first blog of the month.  So I'm making up for it by posting three.  There have been other subjects painted this month but I thought it was in keeping with my last post.  I have no illusions about painting each of the flowers in my garden as they come into season but some I must try at this smaller format for my daily paintings.  I love peonies but they are somewhat similar to the colors of these Dahlias so I will pass in favor of doing some lillies and I've been photographing them as they bloom.   All three measure 6 x 6 x 1.5 inches on wood cradled panels.
Dahlias and Wicker
6" x 6" x 1.5" Oil

Dahlia I
6" x 6" on masonite

Dahlia II
6" x 6" x 1.5"