Archive for the ‘paintings’ Category

Pearl Held in Black Fingers

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Acrylic on board, 5″x12″:  $75

Pearl Held in Black Fingers

Goodie’s Soft Place

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Goodie’s Soft Place

Apple

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

4″x4″ acrylic on canvas

$50

Apple

Zuni Pot

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

Acrylic on board, 6.5″x9″

$100

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Casas Grande Pot acrylic on board 8″x8″ $100

Saturday, May 5th, 2012

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Casas Grandes Pot

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Casas Grandes Pot

8″x8″ acrylic on board

Blue Horizon

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

 14″x18″ acrylic on canvas

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Beach Nest

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

 10″x8″ acrylic on canvas

$100

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Summer Rain

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

15″x30″, acrylic on canvas

$700

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Red Rose

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

16″x 20″  acrylic on canvas

$300

Red Rose

Curtain Kitty

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Acrylic on canvas, 5″x7″

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The Other Camp

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

 Oil on canvas.  NFS

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Pink Waterlily

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Acrylic on canvas.  Approx.  22″x24″

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Mini eye painting: female left #4

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

In the Victorian era, people had their “miniatures” painted.  Sometimes just a mystery lover’s eye in a locket or on an ivory button.  I love the concept.  Windows to the soul, an image of the eye is very expressive.  These are painted on miniature 2″x2″ stretched canvases .  They come with a mini easel to display it on, but can easily be hung somewhere in a nook on a wall, from a tiny nail or standing tack.  …perhaps within a cluster of other pictures.

Female left eye:  #4

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$36

Mini eye painting: male eye #2

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

In the Victorian era, people had their “miniatures” painted.  Sometimes just a mystery lover’s eye in a locket or on an ivory button.  I love the concept.  Windows to the soul, an image of the eye is very expressive.  These are painted on miniature 2″x2″ stretched canvases .  They come with a mini easel to display it on, but can easily be hung somewhere in a nook on a wall, from a tiny nail or standing tack.  …perhaps within a cluster of other pictures.

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$36

Miniature eye: female #3

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

In the Victorian era, people had their “miniatures” painted.  Sometimes just a mystery lover’s eye in a locket or on an ivory button.  I love the concept.  Windows to the soul, an image of the eye is very expressive.  These are painted on miniature 2″x2″ stretched canvases .  They come with a mini easel to display it on, but can easily be hung somewhere in a nook on a wall, from a tiny nail or standing tack.  …perhaps within a cluster of other pictures.

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$36

Mini eye painting : female, #1

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

In the Victorian era, people had their “miniatures” painted.  Sometimes just a mystery lover’s eye in a locket or on an ivory button.  I love the concept.  Windows to the soul, an image of the eye is very expressive.  These are painted on miniature 2″x2″ stretched canvases .  They come with a mini easel to display it on, but can easily be hung somewhere in a nook on a wall, from a tiny nail or standing tack.  …perhaps within a cluster of other pictures.

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$36

Miniature Eye, #1

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

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I am working on a series of miniature eye paintings.  In the Victorian era, people would have their “miniatures” done by an artist.  Usually the work was done on ivory. A secret lover’s eye was usually encased in a locket or worn as a button.

I am painting the eye on a 2″x2″ miniature stretched canvas and including a nice little easel to display it on.  It can also be hung in a nook on a wall, by a small nail or tack.

I can do custom paintings if I have a photo.

The above photo is not quite full size.

$36

Red Ribbon

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

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Red Ribbon: acrylic on canvas

$600

Turquoise Beetle

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Turquoise Beetle
4.5″ x 4.25″ acrylic on board
$40  including shipping

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Little Honey Bee

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

A sweet little honey bee painted against a gold leaf paint. Part of a mini-canvas series on insects.Little Honey Bee

Goliath Beetle

Sunday, December 19th, 2010

Goliath BeetleThis is part of a painting series of insects on mini canvases. They look great in grouped wall displays.

Kody

Monday, September 13th, 2010

acrylic on canvas, 8″x10″ painted from a snapshot

Kody

Babysitter

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Babysitter

10″x8″, acrylic on canvas

A wood sprite watches over a mossy nest with two speckled eggs.

Meadow and Sky , acrylic on board, 24″x8″

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

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Red Hen

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Red Hen

16″x16″ acrylic on canvas

Little Red Soldiers

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

On the forest floor, a shaft of light falls upon a mossy place.

Little Red Soldiers

This Land is Your Land

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

This Land is Your Land

With some places, you feel an instant kinship.  It has something you feel at home with, embedded in.

Learning to see.

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

After I spend a day in my studio working on a painting, I tend to “see” things in a more critical way. I notice how light falls on an object. I look at how different elements affect one another… like dew pooling on leaves and rain breaking the surface of a body of water, light laying down on rocks. Or the way a Heron cups its wings and brings its gangly body so gracefully to a perch, weightlessly.

Vision is an amazing gift we all take for granted. We see everyday things that we really don’t give our attention to. Like a grand old tree on the side of a road we pass by on our way to some other place each day. Sometimes I stop and investigate. I am always glad I did, no matter how late it makes me for my destination.

All of my life I have looked at things up close. Nature is a mystery that has hooked me and I can’t get enough of it. It makes me travel slowly through life.

I’m working on a series of nests and eggs. When discovering a nest with eggs, I feel the sacredness of its contents. A home. A family. Something is growing. Something is being protected.

Beach NestHummer Nest

Many Blessings (8″x8″ acrylic on canvas)

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

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Wind’s Grace (12″x24″ acrylic on board)

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

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Luna (5″x7″ acrylic on canvas)

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Luna

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

The bubbling music which springs so uncontrollably from his quivering throat is too characteristic a part of the season’s chorus to be spared.
– Chapman, Life Histories of Familiar North American Birds

Little Wren 6″x6″ acrylic on canvas

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

Little WrenLittle Wren

A creative explosion!

Sunday, July 25th, 2010

A creative explosion!!  I am trying to make the best of the time  I have open to me during  my healing process.  The arm/wrist is healing well, I think.  I will post some  of what I am working on.

I meant to do my work today, but…

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Dreaming of working in my studio…..   I still have to do some insulating in the new barn space.  I’m excited to have the well lit, large area to work in.  Being home will be wonderful.  I’ll have to work on disciplining myself to stay focused on my work and not get distracted by what’s outside…chickens scratching in the yard, the cat roaming in and out of the studio,  the call of a bird that I need to run to identify.

It reminds me of a poem:

I meant to do my work today,
but a brown bird sang in the old oak tree,
and crows were chasing an owl in the field,
and all the leaves were calling me…
and the wind sent sighing over the land,
tossing the grasses to and fro, and
the water in the lake held out its
shining hand, so what could I do
but laugh and go?

– Unknown
Meant to do my work today(click on image)

Learning to “see”

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

After I spend a day in my studio working on a painting, I tend to “see” things in a more critical way. I notice how light falls on an object. I look at how different elements affect one another… like dew pooling on leaves and rain breaking the surface of a body of water, light laying down on rocks. Or the way a Heron cups its wings and brings its gangly body so gracefully to a perch, weightlessly.

Vision is an amazing gift we all take for granted. We see everyday things that we really don’t give our attention to. Like a grand old tree on the side of a road we pass by on our way to some other place each day. Sometimes I stop and investigate. I am always glad I did, no matter how late it makes me for my destination.

All of my life I have looked at things up close. Nature is a mystery that has hooked me and I can’t get enough of it. It makes me travel slowly through life.

I’m working on a series of nests and eggs. When discovering a nest with eggs, I feel the sacredness of its contents. A home. A family. Something is growing. Something is being protected.

Hummer Nest

Reed Nest

Beach Nest