Tuesday, May 15, 2018

"Provence White Roses" (oil on linen; 10" x 10") sold


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Linger in the corner of a Provencal farmhouse where fragrant white roses climb onto the ocher stone walls. Beyond the open wrought-iron gate, the sun-drenched courtyard beckons. Ah, I love Provence!


Saturday, May 12, 2018

"Lavender Girl" (oil on stretched canvas; 10" x 8") sold


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A little girl in a white shift dress and hat is walking in the lavender field, with a straw basket in hand. The golden late afternoon rakes across the purple clouds of lavender. The online workshop I took with Dreama Perry last fall got me into lavender fields, so I have painted several paintings of the theme. As they get sold, I am posting my work. Negligent, am I not?

Friday, May 11, 2018

"Henry and Lucy" (oil on streched linen; 8" x 10") sold


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"Henry and Lucy" is for Natalie who commissioned the double portrait for her husband. They are two adorable dogs with different personalities. I hope the portrait brings the family years of joy!

Henry is seven years old and is a Maltese. He is such a sweet gentle old soul. He is very mellow and loves to sleep on the couch and sit in the sun. He is good with their four children. If given a treat, he will wag his tail and give you lots of kisses.

Lucy, three years of age, is also a Maltese. She is very energetic; she thinks she is a child and always getting into trouble. She loves to be hugged all the time. She is loving and will jump on you and put her face in your neck and give you tons of kisses. She loves to run around, bark and play with all of her toys. She will get her dog kibble and throw it in the air.


Thursday, May 3, 2018

"Lavender Heaven" (mixed media on paper; 9" x 12") sold


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A girl in a white dress and hat is picking flowers in a field of purple, scented lavender clouds. It is a lavender heaven! The painting is of the mixed media of watercolor and lightfast Caran d'Ache Luminance colored pencils. It was difficult to achieve the spiky, yet soft texture of lavenders, so I used colored pencils for them.

Monday, April 30, 2018

"Jefferson Memorial Twilight" (oil on linen; 8" x 10") sold


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The Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin in Washington DC is a beautiful neoclassical building. At twilight, it is breathtaking. I used the pointillist technique for the painting, pretending that my dots are stardust!

Saturday, April 28, 2018

"Blue Door" (oil on linen; 12" x 9") sold


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Step into the blue door. Red climbing roses are blooming. The sun-drenched courtyard of this vineyard estate in Provence is scented with jasmine. Yes, those vines are covered with white jasmine flowers!