Friday, November 5, 2010

Mt Harrison, and the Snake River, Idaho

Mt. Harrison
Oil on Canvas 8"x10"
The river is so low that it looks like one could walk across and only get feet wet....
We are enjoying beautiful fall weather and colors. It was a joyful experience to take my Little Lili Chili Chihuahua for a walk on the new walkway by the river while I prepared to do this painting, and its six siblings.... all from the same place, all the same size.
Now, a few days later, there is much less snow on the top of the mountain and less sunshine too. It is still a most enjoyable, tranquil setting.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


Leaf Whirl
Oil on Canvas Panel 11" x 14"
I found this set of leaves on a walk last October and started the painting, but went on to other projects before it was finished. I have carefully kept the leaves from getting crushed or thrown out all year just knowing that I would get to it any day....
Finally! A few days ago I pulled it all together again and today, finished it!!
I wish us all a colorful autumn!

Monday, September 27, 2010

September Roses 15 & 16

September Rose 15
Oil on Cradled Panel 8" x 8"
September Rose 16
Oil on Cradled Panel 8"x8"

Saturday, September 25, 2010

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Bennett Springs
Oil on Canvas 48" x 36"
This painting began with a Plein Aire experience on a small canvas (8x10), either last summer or the year before. It is an interpretation of one of my very favorite places in our area on Mt Harrison where the road makes a major bend on the way to Pomerelle, our ski area.
The day I and my Aunt Glenna were there was a pleasant summer day with very little traffic and a gentle breeze. She read and I painted.
Now as autumn is all but here, I am thinking I will go back and do a Fall painting with the Aspen leaves beautifully golden.
I feel so fortunate to be able to respond in paint to the miracles of seasons, to the beauty surrounding us!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Daisies and 'Mums

Daisies and 'Mums
Oil on Canvas Panel 6"x6"
Ah! Daisies, again! These are from the same bouquet as "Exotics". I just couldn't put them in the same painting... 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Pink Geranium
Oil on Canvas Gallery Wrap 5 3/4" x 5 3/4 "sold
Geranium plants are so colorful and reliable! Many of mine are still going after 20 years! I take them into the studio through the winter and while I am very happy to have them go back outdoors in the spring, still their colors and wonderful leaves are great during the cold months.
I even enjoy their distinctive fragrance... So I paint them to commemorate!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Plein Aire - Oil on Canvas Panel 5"x7"
A neighbor about a block away has these in late summer. Joy to sit in the shade and paint them.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Oil on Canvas Panel 6"x6"      
Purchasing and painting flowers is a great thing. Cheerful and fun. These were in a bouquet of mixed flowers. I have no idea what they may be. They lasted for a long time and I enjoyed their colors and shapes. 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Daisies in a Red Porcelain Vase
Oil on Canvas Panel 6"x 4" $65
The first daisies of the summer always bring smiles. My mother first planted these while I was a teen just because I adored them so then, as I do now. I have split them now we now have two bunches to keep simple joy abundant.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Climbing Red Rose
Oil on Canvas Panel 11" x 14" $150
Here is a gardening success story! This rose bush was originally climbing the back wall of the garage on our patio. It nearly covered the garage every summer with wonderful, fragrant red roses just beside our sand box. It thrived until the Ash tree, shading the patio, got so large the rose was in constant shade. It still lived, but got weaker and weaker.
About four years ago I decided to try to transplant it. The first year in its new sunny location it was nearly mowed down, and had maybe one or two roses.... It has had a few more each year and this year produced 5 or 6 good canes each covered with the roses I remember from childhood! The painting is a celebration!

Friday, August 6, 2010

"Full Rose"
Oil on Canvas Panel 6"x 71/2"  PEP $35
Both this and "Pink Rose" are the same rose painted on the same day....a whole day devoted to gazing at and painting one beautiful rose!

Pink Rose
Oil on Canvas Panel 6"x6"      sold
Imagine living inside a rose.... dancing from petal to petal....

Sunday, August 1, 2010

White Spring Violets in Red Crystal
Oil on Canvas Panel 6"x4"
With this post, I will be posting paintings already seen on a different Blog. I am facing a few new challenges and will probably not be painting much for at least a few weeks.
These will be some of my favorite canvases, ones that I have enjoyed living with over several months. I hope you will enjoy seeing them too.
And now, I know how to put "Buy Now" buttons so that if a picture comes up that calls to you, it will be easy to purchase it! Each will come gift wrapped (I truly feel that original paintings are a gift).
I love the gift given to me, to see and to draw and paint. I like to have the purchaser feel the joy of this gift by receiving it wrapped.


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