A preview of my show at Art on the Boulevard....(Hover over the image to see title and description.)
"Roses and Hydrangeas" 8x16.5 $480
Here are the beginnings of my new garden. 'Abraham Darby' had a good first year; the white hydrangea gave me a great deal of pleasure, I'm hoping for great things from it next year.
"Autumn Garden" 16x16 $650
"In the other gardens And all up the vale, From the autumn bonfies See the smoke trail!
Pleasant summer over And all the summer flowers, The red fire blazes, the grey smoke towers.
Sing a song of seasons! Something bright in all, Flowers in the summer Fires in the fall! " - Robert Louis Stevenson, Autumn Fires
"Late Summer Picnic" 24x24 $1100
I really wanted to paint a watermelon. It was just as fun as it promised. I also learned of the pleasure of painting nasturtiums...
"Abraham Darby" 7x7 $250
Sometimes it's the simplest arrangements that inspire.
"September Picnic" 10x12 $425
I like rich color and pattern...here again is the Polish cup and the brie box... and my own tomatoes grown up the patio this year!
"Brie with Pansies" 7.5x12 $350
I love the way one can sense the creaminess of the brie inside it's chalky shell! This was a fun little piece to do.
"Time Out" 12x24 $850
An Almost Mermaid on the rocks. There is something dreamy and wistful in a mermaid...and a girl traveling alone.
"Joyful Tangle" 30x40 $2750
The photo just doesn't do the brightness of this painting justice! I did a little version of this painting as a Christmas gift for Mum of her oldest four grandchildren. I liked it so much that I wanted to do it larger.
"“Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.” ― Seán O'Casey
"Autumn Market" 15x30 $1100
I wish you could see this painting framed- it is set off so beautifully! Rye bread, brie, pears- an Autumn feast!
"Feathered Nest" 6x8 $160
This cozy little swallow nest was a gift from a friend- found in her mailbox!
"The Token" 22x34 $1700
Do you know when God gives you a gift that means so much to you and bears his love to you in a special way? One day it was red rose.
"He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?"
"Bouquet at Breakfast" 9.5x14 $500
There is something about this painting that I just really love. It's simplicity? It's color vibrations? Something about it is strong to me, and I've enjoyed having it on my wall!
"Morning Glory and Peaches" 12.5x18 $650
The colors of this painting- set off as they are by it's beautiful dark wood frame with a dark gold lip- are really striking in their simple color contrast.
"Summer Bouquet" 11.5x17 $650
Cameron and I gathered the elements for this still life one warm Sunday afternoon...a trip to Buena Vista Flower Farm (You really should go check it out if you live in the area) and a little farm stand for the peaches. Very enriching.
"Cattails" 14x20 $850
The life that happens in ditches can be so fascinating...pollywogs and frogs, and these cattails catching the summer backlight. One of the fun things about moving is the joy of discovering new places to love like this one.
"Eu de Parfum" 8x12 $400
Ah the richness of roses! Their deep centers opening to reveal their heady fragrance!
"Tulip Magnolia" 19.5x30 $1600
My favorite part of this painting is the little bit of red metal on the watering can! Subtle and descriptive.
"Artistic Endeavors" 16x16 $650
An old palette, brushes, a cup of tea and Robert Henri's classic "The Art Spirit"- now don't you feel inspired?! "Find out what you really like if you can. Find out what is really important to you. Then sing your song. You will have something to sing about and your whole heart will be in the singing" -Henri
"Listen to the Color" 18x24 $1100
This piece is both loud and quiet. The Woodburn, Oregon Tulip fields are the backdrop for my thoughtful model.
"Foxgloves" 14x14 $550
The year there came up- apparently of their own accord (nobody remembered planting them, although they were suspiciously in rows)- this fabulous bed of foxgloves! Flowers can hardly get prettier.
"Sunflowers and Apples" 16x20 $850
My friend and I picked up these sunflowers and the Polish pottery mug at Pike's Place Market when we visited Seattle...and brought them home to paint. This painting was featured in my Southwest Magazine's "Artist to Watch" article.
"String and Streamers" 6x8 $160
What is cuter than a very small child trying to manage a kite? :) I loved the bright backlight in this cheerful little scene.
"Creel Basket with Berries" 16x20 $850
Mum's Beauty Berry bush had an outstanding show of berries- their color is so striking.
"Tut Tut Tut, It Looks Like Rain" 13x20 $750
These little galoshes were a thoughtful gift from a family friend- turns out they were my Cameron's when was little! (His nickname was Pooh, so the tile seemed appropriate.) A Heron seemed like a fitting bird for a wet day. Herons flying with their toes pointed ballerina-ish behind them always give me pleasure.
"Brick Silo" 9x7 $350
This place with it's timeless feel caught my eye one evening when I was frustrating my husband trying to find a good place to paint. It turned out to be a lovely evening- Cameron reading aloud to me from his book as I tried to catch the last light. I really liked the way it came out. It's framed in a dark thin moulding with a dark gold lip.
The Plein Air collection.... (Featuring the handcrafted gold leaf frames of Mayen~Olsen.)