Mar 19, 2016

Inspiration: Fixer Upper

Scissors and twine, 5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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One of my favorite shows, specially now that Downton Abbey is over (weep quietly), is Fixer Upper with Jo and Chip Gains. I am so thankful for all the inspiration in grays and the texture of things new in old that they incorporate in the homes they design. The Scissors with ball of twine, is one that I purchased from their website. I've already used it to tie my roses that are spreading in my front porch (I hope those roses are to become subjects for May paintings--crossing my fingers).

The eggs below were gifts from a friend. She has the most beautiful collection of chickens that I have ever seen. The eggs represent the gorgeous variety. 
Fresh Eggs,  5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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Garlic Still Life, 4"x6" Oil on linen Panel
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Meyer Lemon Still Life, 6"x6" Oil on linen Panel
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Radish Still Life, 5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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Mar 12, 2016

Spring is HERE!!!.... almost

Blue and White Hydrangeas in Mint Julep Cup, 5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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Shell Still LIfe, 6"x6" Oil on linen Panel
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Two Pomegranates Still Life, 5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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Still Life with Figs, 4"x6" Oil on linen Panel
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Jan 10, 2016

Are Resolutions Still In?

Raspberries in Bowl with Gold Foot, 6"x6" Oil on linen Panel
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White Hydrangeas in Glass Vase6"x6" Oil on linen Panel
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BoxWood Wreath, 5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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Honey Bees on Capped Frame, 5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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Darth Vader Pez (Robert's Collection of Pez), 5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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Dec 29, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Pale Pink Roses in Glass Vase II
6"x8" Oil on linen Panel
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Bees on Capped Honey, 6"x6" Oil on linen Panel
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 Bartlett Pear Still Life, 5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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Nov 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Latour and Chanel, 6"x8" Oil on linen Panel
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I am grateful for family and friends, both near and far, those who I've had the fortune to know in person and those who have touched my heart from afar. Thank you for all your kindness, support, and your inspiration. I wish all of you the best and hope that you have many things for which to be thankful also. 
 The painting above was inspired by a book about the work of Henri Fantin-Latour that my daughter gave me for my birthday. The painting took a while, but it's been in my head for a while. It's nice to see in face to face. :)
Sunflowers in Glass Jar, 5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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Tiffany Box with Pink Rose, 4"x6" Oil on linen Panel
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Aug 18, 2015

First Day of School

Chanel with Mint Julep Cup and a Rose, 6"x8" Oil on linen Panel
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The first day of school and I have butterflies in my stomach---I thought I was over that. Yikes. It's exciting to be going back and feels as though a new adventure has beginning. My only fear is that I will not be painting as much, making the experience feel a bit bitter-sweet.                                    
Bees on Honey Frame, 5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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Aug 9, 2015

Last of Summer Paintings

Antler with Rose Still Life, 5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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Private Collection in Solano, NM
Honeybees, 5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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Private Collection Tigard, OR 
Papaya Still Life, 5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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Private Collection Tigard, OR 

Aug 1, 2015

Summer Paintings

Chanel Book with Roses, 6"x8" Oil on linen Panel
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Private Collection in Pearland, TX
Raspberries in Blue and White Bowl, 6"x6" Oil on linen Panel
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Seashell with Blue Feather, 5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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Private Collection in College Station, TX 

Jul 27, 2015

Continue to be Inspired by the Rose Master-- Henri Fantin-Latour

Pink Roses with Green, 5"x7" Oil on linen Panel
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Private Collection in Lebanon, IN
Nest with Robin's Egg, 6"x6" Oil on linen Panel
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Private Collection in Tacoma, WA
Berries in a Teacup, 6"x6" Oil on linen Panel
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Private Collector in Doddinghurst, UK
Tiffany Bag, 6"x6" Oil on linen Panel
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Private Collection in Lebanon, IN

Jul 21, 2015

A Winter Quinceañera in June

My beautiful quinceañera. She was really born in December, but with all the icy winters we have had in the last few years, we thought it best to wait until summer to celebrate. One of the first posts I ever did was of my oldest's quinceañera. It seems like just a few months ago. But five years later, this is where we are.

Nautilus Seashell Still Life, 6"x6" Oil on Linen
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Private Collection in Windham, NH
Raspberries in a Teacup, 6"x6" Oil on linen Panel
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Private Collection in Chelmsford, MA 
Ezri and her dad. I'm hoping he doesn't catch me posting that photo, but I love it so much.
We were thrilled to find beautiful Italian lace in the perfect shade of pink to make her dress. I spent two days. I'll have to take a photo of the back. It had a big satin bow with crystals sewn on the center. 
Ezri and her damas and flower girls.
My nephew and nieces.
My two wonderful girls who I love with all my being.

Jul 3, 2015

Summer Paintings

Roses in Glass Vase,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
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Private Collection in Lebanon, IN 
Hydrangeas in Glass Cylinder,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
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Private Collection in Rockford, IL
Rainier Cherries with White Bowl,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
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Jun 28, 2015

The Apple Tree that Could

Peonies in Glass Vase,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
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Private Collection in Lebanon, IN 
Green Apple,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
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Private Collection in NewCanaan, CT 
 This little painting is of an apple from an apple tree on our property. I've been babying it for about four years now. To my surprise, last year it finally gave apples. However, after a couple of days of seeing the tree with lots of apples adorning its branches, I took my daughter to see the little miracle, but ALL the apples were gone. She looked at me as though I was trying to pull her leg. This year, the tree was filled with even more apples. I hope they mature well so that I may share with my neighbor that's been admiring it. 
Still Life with Chanel,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
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Private Collection in Pacifica, CA

Jun 16, 2015

The Queen is Here


Queen, My Queen,  Oil on 6"x6" Linen Panel
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Private Collection in Pendoylan, UK 
My bees are home. I have recently acquired two bee hives (photos are below) and I have really had so much fun watching them do all their bee things. An experienced beekeeper came by to check on them and gave me a permission to take a photo of one of my queen bees. The painting about is a sketch of that photo. She is beautiful!

Mint Julep Cup with Mandarin,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
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Private Collection in Windham, NH
Three Seckel Pears,  Oil on 5"x7" Linen Panel
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Private Collector in Doddinghurst, UK

Still Life with Figs and Cobalt,  Oil on 4"x6" Linen Panel
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Private Collection in Pacifica, CA