Saturday, March 22, 2014

This made my week!

Dear Elizabeth,

I was writing to you earlier to let you know I received this delightful painting. I clicked on some key and it disappeared and I have no way of knowing if you got the message or not, so I'll repeat some of it:

I like this painting so much because it reminds me of my grandmother's porches, flower and plant filled every time I visited when I was growing up. She would put flowers in any "container" she could find, including planting marigolds in my grandfather's worn out boots.

Thanks for bringing my memories to life with this painting!

Best wishes,

Monday, March 10, 2014

Orange Peel and Grapes

Orange Peel and Grapes
6x6" $29
Painted just for fun and to test my mettle on a curling peel. The inside colors were a challenge. 

To benefit The Garuda Aviary.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Red Onions, Garlic and Grapes

Red Onions, Garlic and Grapes
8x10" Oil on panel $50

Dan's course is certainly challenging but I'm learning so much. I posted this earlier but it wasn't dry enough to put up for sale - now it is! I also went back into it and tweaked some things he advised to do which made it better. I love it - people say it has that "Old World" feel to it.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Pear Martini

Pear Martini
8x10" Oil on Panel

Painted in a Dan Edmondson workshop, the challenge for me was make the strokes and leaving them alone. I surprised myself! The colors are very rich in this - it's hard to photograph a dark painting as the camera wants to balance toward middle gray. Lots of deep color and juicy strokes.

E-mail from buyer:

The painting has arrived, safe and sound and secure and it is BEAUTIFUL!  Thanks so much for the great work!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Lilacs in Copper

Lilac in Copper
12x12 oils on panel $50

As I mentioned previously, I am deep into Daniel Edmondson's Weekly Painting Class and this one I am very happy with. I love the contrast of dark shadows and light on the flowers. 

Hope you enjoy it, too!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Sussex Coastline

Sussex Coastline
9/12 oils on wrapped canvas

I had posted this in January but had not yet put it up for auction as it wasn't dry enough yet. I would so love to travel back to England, but don't think it will happen. It warmed my heart when I posted this on Paint My Photo, thanking the photographer, Nicola B, for use of her shot, that a gentleman who lives near here wrote to me saying I had "nailed it". He gets to walk along this coast every day!

Proceeds benefit

Sunday, March 2, 2014

After the Storm

 "After the Storm"
 8x10 in oils on wrapped canvas


Please note that all computer monitors show colors slightly differently.

I have been really busy taking an oil painting class so have not been posting lately. This is a painting I actually finished in December, but just haven't had time to photograph and post! I will be posting quite a few more in the coming weeks, as I don't want to post them for sale until they are dry enough to varnish and ship. 

The proceeds support the Garuda Aviary which is currently in great need of extra funds. Sadly, one of the Greenwing Macaws, Red, had to have surgery and didn't make it. So we are raising funds to pay those vet bills, as well as the ongoing care of all the parrots. So thank you for supporting this work.