Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Daffodils at Tea

Daffodils at Tea
17x17 oc
I've been waiting for a month now to have some flowers in my gardens to paint!  It has been such a cold Spring.  Finally the Daffodils have shown their cheerful faces!  Welcome Spring!!

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Autumn's Glow

I feel that I am becoming a bit more comfortable with working the landscape from photo reference.  I am still anxiously awaiting Spring flowers however, so I have some garden flowers to paint!
Autumn's Glow
20x16   o/c

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Buck Creek (revisited)

Thank you my artist friends!
Last week I posted this landscape asking for comments and suggestions from you all.  Thanks to my wonderful (and VERY talented) friends I made some adjustments to this painting that I think made it a stronger painting....your suggestions were much appreciated and enjoyed!  What a terrific opportunity to learn from you all.  I hope you enjoy the changes I made. :)
Buck Creek  20x16 oc

Sunday, April 14, 2013


Another attempt at a landscape using a photo reference.  This one is sort of "playful" I think.  The tangle of cattails is the main focal point, but they seemed to feel best when I kept them to a loose abstraction of shapes. 
It is much more of a struggle for me painting from photos than it is from life.  I feel that I want to become more accomplished at it though.  Sometimes it is so much more practical than trying to paint from life.  It is good to be able to do both I think.  So I will continue to practice. 
 I'm waiting for some Spring flowers and then I will do another still life....will Spring EVER get here??
Cattails     16x20  oc

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Buck Creek

I did two things today that I have not done in a long time.  I painted a landscape.  And I painted a landscape from a photo reference.  It felt pretty foreign to me when I started..it took me three starts before I felt I was on to something worth continuing with!
Let me know what you think...I could use the feedback.
Thanks for viewing my art.
Buck Creek   20x16  oc

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

West Michigan Regional Art Competition

My painting The Marble Jar has been accepted to the West Michigan Regional Competition!
The show is now open to the public....follow the link for open times as well as a full listing of the artists in the show.  Hope you have an opportunity to see the show!

The Marble Jar   24x19  oc  $1000