Thursday, November 29, 2007

Paint-Out Event to benefit Alzheimer Assoc.


"Dappled Garden" -Unfinished version of one of the paintings that I did for the paint-out on Thursday .

Yesterday was Summerville, an assisted living facility in Venice, Florida's first annual paint-out to benefit the Alzheimer Foundation.

I started painting at 9 in the morning and by 3pm I had completed 2 paintings of the same scene- one in morning light and one in afternoon light. A friend of mine was nice enough to snap a picture of one of the paintings while I was working on it, and I'm grateful that he did that because I never had a chance to take a photo of the finished paintings as they looked in the beautiful sunshine. I had just enough time to run home, frame the paintings, change my clothes and get back to Summerville by 5:30, which is when the cocktail party began. There was a wet paint sale held on the veranda under the moonlight, with art proceeds to benefit the Alzheimer foundation.

Happily, both of my paintings sold, and I am looking forward to next year's event, which will probably be even more fun and profitable for the foundation!

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Plein air hibiscus

SOLD "Towards the Light", 8x10, oil on canvas panel

This pretty hibiscus was painted en plein air from this cutie in my garden. I used a palette knife for everything but the thingie sticking out of the flower-whatever that's called.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Simple Gifts, 16x20, oil on linen

"Simple Gifts"- 16x 20, oil on linen

Simple gifts seemed an appropriate name for this painting, which I thankfully finally finished today! The fruit basket, eggs, wine and orchids all seemed to indicate the sense of bounty and overall prosperity that we as a nation sometimes take for granted in these United States. I do hope the painting imparts a sense of thankfulness to viewers as well. We are truly fortunate to have what we have, despite rising gas prices and a falling dollar.

May everyone have a thankful, joyful and peaceful Thanksgiving!

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Mixed Roses in a Blue Vase, 16x2o


Mixed Roses in a Blue Vase, 16x20, oil on linen

For those of you who have reminded me that I haven't done a floral in quite a while- here goes.

The mixed roses and scattered daisies are complimented by the luscious fruits and the blue vase is enhanced by the complimentary colors in the roses and peaches.

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