Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Babe In Arms

Image:  8"x6", oil on panel
Framed to 13"x11"
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For quite awhile, a new baby in the extended family meant a painting. I love being able to create something that will be meaningful to an upcoming generation and that commemorates life changes.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Ella Mae

Oil on Panel, 12"x9"

On little Ella Mae's baptism day, she is wearing her great-grandmother's baptism gown, which was also worn by her grandmother and her mother--lovely to see the tradition!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

"On a White Horse"

12"x6", Oil on Panel

I feel that my limited palette of colors here served me well for this painting! Alizarin yellow, quinacridone red, ultramarine blue, a touch of cerulean and radiant white were the colors I used. Although I would love to see my palette full of a whole spectrum of colors, I am not sure I would know where to start! Ever since I began using a base of the 3 primaries in my paintings, I feel my work has had a harmony I'd never been able to achieve before. When I paint with watercolor, inks and acrylics, I use as many colors as seems right, but in my oils, this seems to be my way of working!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Little Man of Letters

12"x9", Oil on Panel; Framed Size:  16"x13"

Little Luke is holding an "R", hence the title.  I think I enjoyed painting the surroundings in this as much as I enjoyed painting Luke!

Winter Light

10"x8", Oil on Panel; Framed size: 15"x13"

Capturing the cool winter light from the outside and the warm light from the INside was a challenge for me in this painting that I did using my limited palette of colors. I've painted more than one version of this and I think this is my favorite!

City Sunset

14"x8", Oil on Panel; Framed size:  18"x12"
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This painting is inspired by a late-day walk in NYCity on a gorgeous June day. Capturing the feel of the last bit of heat from the setting sun and the cooler shadows was my challenge in this painting that I did using a limited palette of colors.

From the Trains

14"x10", Oil on Panel; Framed size 18"x14"
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The setting of this scene is Union Station in Portland, OR. The reflected lights and colors and the feeling of space makes this painting special for me.