Saturday, April 17, 2010

Going in Circles

24" x 36" acrylic

Concentric circles are something I love to paint. It's so fun to just paint random shapes and colors and see how it all comes together in the end. This one I did late last night and it is 8" x 8" oil.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

tree 3

Another view of the same tree. Brighter afternoon light, and yes, the house next door to us is really that yellow. No comment. There are just the smallest beginnings of leaves starting to open.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Three Chimneys

Another really beautiful- blue- sky- sunny- spring day. We just don't get this kind of weather very often. Everything is popping out and the grass is that yellow green color. I was looking for a vista to paint and came up with this.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I was cleaning out the front flower bed yesterday and uprooted this tulip. It's an Angelique tulip, very soft pink. I just loved the way the bulb was so white and perfect and the bud has just the faintest hint of pink in some spots.

Green Lakes

This was done last week but I didn't get a chance to post it. I am still thinking about making the foreground brighter so the stone wall is more solid like the railing. It was too wet to work on but now it's dry so I want to give it another go. Trouble is I did a pencil sketch but didn't have my camera so I don't have much to go on but memory. Hmmm - wonder how that will work?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Different Viewpoint

Here's the same tree from a different viewpoint and different lighting. I lost the light (and had to make dinner) so I'm not as pleased with the top portion of the tree. Hopefully I can resolve it tomorrow. Spring weather is fickle. I really like painting out all my neighbors' houses and stuff - it's not meant to be vindictive - just simplifying shapes!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Here's another view of the backyard. I tried to simplify all the background trees that are still leafless. The sky was such a beautiful blue color.

Thursday, April 1, 2010


This is from the backyard. I had to make up the background because we live in a suburb and there were houses behind the tree. We planted this tree when we built the house 22 years ago. today was a beautiful 75 degrees with lots of sunshine.