Friday, April 27, 2007

The Poppy Field, Impressionist oil painting

"The Poppy Field", 7x9, oil on canvas - Note:) Please click on the painting to see more detail.)
This was one of those cool paintings that painted itself.I love when that happens!

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

"Side Entrance", A Glimpse of Spring

"Side Entrance", 14x18, oil on canvas

Tired of Old Man Winter? Spring is here, but who'd know it? When I lived in Chester Springs, Penna. I would take a daily three mile walk that included a stretch of the old historic Horseshoe Trail hiking path. Along that road there was a lovely old house that would look rather drab all winter and then suddenly come to life with the arrival of Spring and her May azaleas. The side entrance to the house had a little meandering path that was flanked by azaleas and rhododendren. An old lamp post completed the picture postcard scene. I decided to paint the scene shortly after moving to Florida in order to keep the beauty of that little town alive in my memory forever.

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Tea and Lemon, a study in blue & yellow

SOLD "Tea with Lemon", 12x16 , oil on Raymar panel
This still life begs to ask the question, "Where's the biscotti?" Indeed, I had to take the biscotti jar and its contents away as I painted this picture, because I simply cannot resist dipping stick after stick of delicious biscotti into my tea. Normally, it's not much of a problem, but when painting it's best to just keep a paintbrush in the hands!

The tablecloth has a nice feeling of rough starched linen to it, and the grouping of the plain blue cup, bottle of water, biscotti jar lid and yellow lemons, make a statement of simplicity that is both soothing and elegant at exactly the same time.

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Friday, April 13, 2007

Blue and Pink, still life realism

"Blue and Pink"- oil on linen, 9X12

This painting was a great deal of fun for me to do-probably because I enjoyed painting the flowers so much. Although the majority of the painting was based on the chiaroscuro school of realism, I delved somewhere between impressionism and realism when I painted the flowers, and the result is that the brushstrokes are really quite lovely in person.
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