Saturday, March 31, 2007

Beach Spring Break daily oil painting


oil on masonite. Daytona Beach, Florida. A beautiful, warm, sunny day. A very windy day, the waves were high and jelly fish were getting washed up. Lot's of beachcombers were out.

Posting from Florida

Yeah, we made it. It was a tiring drive but we made it and are ready to enjoy sunny, warm Florida. I am excited about getting a little painting in. I will post what I am up to so please check back throughout the week.
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  • Thursday, March 29, 2007

    Beach Umbrella Figures

    6"x6" oil painting. I am off to Florida today. Here is a painting from my trip last spring. I will post new plein air paintings throughout the week so please check back.

    Don't forget to check out the archives at the right to see more paintings.

    Sunday, March 25, 2007

    Downtown on Sunday Twilight daily oil painting

    6"x6" oil on masonite board. I loved the cool grays cast from the buildings as the sun went down, last Sunday evening. It was such a contrast from the setting sun. It made for a fun oil study of shapes more than detail.

    Friday, March 23, 2007

    "Entryway" Urban Downtown Buildings

    6"x6" oil on masonite. I liked the abstract qualities of this older brick building with the newer addition attached to it.

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  • Wednesday, March 21, 2007

    Bride and Groom Painting Portrait Spring Summer Wedding Shower Gift

    this one is sold, however if you are interested please read below:
    6"x6" oil on masonite. These little paintings make the perfect little bridal shower or wedding gift! They are not too big and can be propped up on a little easel, framed or just sit it on a shelf or mantle. "Bride & Groom" Painting.

    If you are interested in something similar let me know. I can change the hair color to match your request.

    Click on "wedding" label below to see different styles.


    Tuesday, March 20, 2007

    "Firehouse No. 5"


    6"x6" oil on masonite. This beautiful old building hasn't been a firestation for some time. Such a beautiful piece of architecture. nothing like the fire stations of today.

    Monday, March 19, 2007

    Fish Market Chappels Restaurant Haunted daily painting Carol Lombard

    6"x6" oil on masonite. Some restaurants have great atmosphere and ambiance. This little place is one of them. It is Chappels located on Broadway. One of my favorite details is the big rustic red snapper sign that hangs in the window. Soon they will be putting tables and umbrellas out on the patio for fine summer dining. It is even said that the ghost of Carol Lombard visits. She used to frequent this building when it used to be a soda fountain. Now that's some ambiance!

    Sunday, March 18, 2007

    "A Painter's Sky" clouds, landscape painting a day

    6"x6" oil on masonite. Sky/Cloud study. This was previously posted in December, but I accidentally deleted it when I was editing and I want to add it back into my gallery.

    Saturday, March 17, 2007

    Sunlit Interior daily painting oil abstract impression

    6"x6" oil on masonite. "A Cozy Nook" This sundrenched room had almost an abstract feel to it. I wanted to simplify the detailed room and capture the shapes of the sunlight and how it affected the interior.

    Friday, March 16, 2007

    "Coffee and Conversation" urban daily painting oil impression


    6"x6" oil on masonite. This couple was engaged in a conversation. I loved the lighting and coziness of this coffee house.

    Wednesday, March 14, 2007

    Monday, March 12, 2007

    "Chinese Take Out" urban daily oil painting Impressionism

    6"x6" oil on masonite. Another "outside looking in" piece. Mmmm...Standing outside of this tiny little Chinese take out, on a cold night is torture. The smell of ginger and sesame wafted out into the dark night. The only thing that got me through this was the thought of getting Hot and Sour Soup and Garlic Chicken!

    Sunday, March 11, 2007

    Artwork Kitchen Interior ~ daily oil painting

    6"x6" oil on masonite. We redid our kitchen a couple years ago. New floor, new glass top stove, new counters, I sanded and painted the existing cabinets a lovely color of real butter(4 coats, which I told my husband, I will never have it in me to do that again!!) One thing we haven't replaced was the circa '60's Sears Kenmore oven. Don't get me wrong, it needs replaced for sure, the door seal is shot and the paint is chipped here and there and I am sure it is not very efficient. Someday we will replace it. Even though, it still "fits" in okay with the look of the kitchen. It has a sort of charm about it, if that is possible. I think it is fun and funny sometimes what we artists feel inclined to capture in paint.

    Saturday, March 10, 2007

    Happy Birthday Cake Children Impressionism Painting

    6"x6" oil on masonite. My daughter recently celebrated a birthday. I like how the candles illuminated the children's faces in the darkness. Of course, I didn't paint this "Kodak moment" live. Enjoy your Sunday!

    Friday, March 9, 2007

    "Happenin' Place" Urban Interior everyday painting

    6"x6" oil on masonite. On a cold night this eatery had a warm interior that beckoned. I loved the lines and warm hues. My goal was to capture those lines and welcoming feel of this cafe. Of course, I had to run in and get a hot coffee and a croissant.

    Thursday, March 8, 2007

    Kitchen Art Baby Pineapple daily oil painting


    6"x6" oil on masonite. I couldn't resist getting one of these at our local fresh market. Just looking at it helps my spring fever! This colorful little guy is available for purchase.

    Wednesday, March 7, 2007

    Saturday, March 3, 2007

    Friday, March 2, 2007

    "Lonely Road" Snow Sunset Driving daily oil painting

    6"x6" oil on masonite. I loved how the the headlights made the snowy road glow, yet, paling to the sunset up ahead. There is something very theraputic about driving down a country road and seeing so much sky. This painting is available, please see details at the right.