Friday, October 31, 2008

Blue Heaven

5 x 7"
oil on linen on panel
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There are many subtle differences between the various blues in this painting. I'm not sure they are all coming through - especially with the variations between computer monitors. Oh well - you'll have to take my word for it: they're subtle! Have a wonderful Halloween :).

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Jewel Tones

6 x 6"
oil on panel
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There are lots of excellent holiday decorating color combinations beside red, green, and gold (though the classics are solid, in my opinion). These colors would look beautiful together on a wreath with some gold ribbon.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Red Tea


5 x 7"
oil on panel
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There's a lot of red and green in this blog lately. I guess my subconscious is getting in the holiday spirit, too. If your subconscious is feeling the Christmas vibe, check out my Christmas Cards! They're blank inside, so you can create your own subliminal messages...

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Silver and Green

5 x 7"
oil on linen on panel
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A cold has been raging around our house this past week. It kept me in bed most of the weekend, but I'm finally going to get out and enjoy some of the fall sunshine.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Rose and Red Teapot


5 x 7"
oil on linen on panel
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This was my first time ever painting on linen. It is generally more expensive than canvas, and it offers a finer textured surface. Like any new medium, it's going to take some getting used to. I certainly slathered some lovely thick paint on this one.

In other goings on, I finally have a YouTube video of my paintings! Click here to check it out.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Christmas Rose

6 x 6"
oil on panel
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Have you seen an image here on my blog that you think would be great on a greeting card? Click here to see currently available cards, or email me with your ideas. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

One Red Rose

5 x 7"
oil on panel
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This painting really has only two colors - red and green. Well, OK - there's a splash of purple under the fallen petal.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Christmas Ornaments - and a Pocket Painting


6 x 6"
oil on panel
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Jesse came into my studio today and remarked that these ornament paintings look a lot better in person than they do online, and I have to agree!

3 x 3"
oil on canvas
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Friday, October 17, 2008

Hanukkah Balls - and a seasonal Pocket Painting

6 x 6"
oil on panel
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Looking for a unique way to decorate for Hanukkah this year? A fishbowl full of blue and silver ornaments of different sizes looks beautiful on a coffee table. This painting would look even better! Think this image would be perfect for your holiday cards this season? Email me for details.

I've seen a lot of great pumpkin paintings on the internet over the past week, and here is my own offering, pocket sized:

3 x 3"
oil on canvas
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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Christmas Tea

6 x 6"
oil on panel
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For anyone who likes Christmas paintings, and is looking for something a little different to do for their holiday cards this year, consider clicking over to my new CafePress shop. If you see something there you like, but you want a different painting on a different card size, just email me and we can work it out.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Christmas in a Bottle

6 x 6"
oil on panel
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I know, it's only mid-October, but look out: as soon as the election is over, it's going to BE the holidays! (So if you think you're annoyed by all the campaign ads now, just wait until the Christmas ads get started.)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Full City

6 x 8"
oil on canvas on panel
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Here is another street scene from Eugene. It also happens to be daily painting number 150! I've really been enjoying creating this blog, and learning a lot in the process - not to mention meeting fellow artists and making new friends.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Still Life with Chinese Lanterns

5 x 7"
oil on panel
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A slightly larger version of what I did yesterday. I had lots of fun with those brushy purple flowers.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Campfire

6 x 8"
oil on canvas on panel
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Here is a sketch done from photos I took this summer at Crescent Lake. It was a beautiful night, with storm clouds moving off in the distance and blue light everywhere.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Chinese Lanterns


5 x 7"
oil on canvas on panel
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This plant, Physalis alkekengi, aka Chinese Lantern or Japanese Lantern is actually a real plant (as opposed to the bouquets of mini plastic pumpkins on sticks I've seen around lately), which I wouldn't have believed if I hadn't looked it up on the internet with my own two eyes. Very interesting, and fall-like.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Tea For One

4 x 4"
oil on panel
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I am now selling greeting cards with my art on them! Click here to visit my Etsy shop and check them out.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Heirloom Tomato no. 4

6 x 6"
oil on panel
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Happy Friday, everyone. Here is an enormous tomato.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Bowl of Apples

6 x 8"
oil on canvas on panel
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I don't know if I have a drawing problem around the mouth of the pitcher or if the pitcher has a ceramics problem all it's own. Oh well, it's got character anyway.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Red Teapot

5 x 7"
oil on panel
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It's supposed to start raining tonight, and who knows when it will stop. May? Time to run the teapots through the dishwasher and get ready for some hot drinks!