Thursday, December 07, 2006

Show Opening - Pfizer R & D Corporate Gallery

This is such a lovely venue for my work! Lots of natural light supplemented with Halogen spots. There are 15 pieces hanging in this show. Check out my website if you would like to see them all. Now it's time to get back to the easel! I keep thinking that I will start working small with my daily painter buddies; but the paintings in my head keep coming out onto big supports! The little ones always lead me to develop the subject into a bigger presentation. So you may not see me posting as often as those working smaller; but know that I am painting and do visit often or better yet subscribe to my blog and every new painting will be emailed to you as soon as it is posted.

Monday, December 04, 2006

A Thoughtful Moment

4 x 5 feet, oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Just completed the finishing touches on this big one. I hope you enjoy looking at this piece as much as I did painting it. My 16 month old is particularly fond of it. She calls my flowers "Wow-wuz". Maybe I should think about renaming this one...... "Wow-wuz"!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

My Gorgeous Girls

4 x 3 feet, oil on gallery wrapped canvas
If you wonder why I haven't posted in a while it isn't because I traveled over Thanksgiving; I have had this piece going for a couple of weeks now. This is another for my sunflower series. The foliage is getting more interesting to me as I explore the subject of sunflowers. I now know why the masters painted so many of these beauties as they are very challenging and gratifying when you capture bits of their majesty. This piece is fairly loosely painted relying on a deep plum under-painting to add depth and character to the subject.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Warrior Princess

18 x 24 inches, oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Warrior Princess seemed to be the only fitting name for this one. She looked so brave and beautiful with the big leave looking like a shield. Another beauty from this past summer's garden.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Moonlit Sunflower III

11 x 14 inches, oil on gallery wrapped canvas

This is the last of three for the moonlit sunflower studies. Actually, they look quite nice in a group. I think I will work on the Sunflower I a bit more and display them together as a montage. They are screaming for big gilded frames.......but that will have to wait for now. I hope you enjoy them. I have had a lot of fun working on them and have fallen in love with the consistency of my new Graham's butter!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Moonlit Sunflower II

11 x 14 inches, oil on gallery wrapped canvas

This is another study for a large piece. I like the brush work on the flower better on this piece than the last one.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Moonlit Sunflower I

11 x 14 inches, oil on gallery wrapped canvas

I planted giant sunflower seeds randomly throughout my perennial gardens this year and have taken 100's of photos of these gorgious girls in all various stages of sun and moon light. You will see many more of these beauties as I work on studies for a large 4' x 5' piece.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Jillian's New Rain Gear

8 x8 inches Oil on Masonite

This photo was taken a while back. We didn't have any rain so I tried to improvise with the hose. Who cares when you are three?

Friday, October 13, 2006

Jillian's Ponyride

8 x 8 inches, Oil on Masonite: SOLD

My oldest daughter - age 3

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Little Pumpkin

6 x 6 inches, Oil on Masonite: SOLD

My first little sketch for my blog.