Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Fall at Lamoreaux

Fall at Lamoreaux   10x14  oil on linen

Fall is such a stunning time of year.  As an artist I think fall paintings can be some of the hardest to portray successfully because all those colors in one painting can be jarring and hard to believe.  I tried to keep tones a bit muted while still trying to give the feeling of  that intensity.
Although fall for 2014 is behind us I needed some relief from the grey days Michigan has been getting.....I hope it brings a little pizazz to your day!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


Simpatico  16x20"  oil on linen

I find the balance of Nature is so reassuring.  I guess, the sense that everything has purpose and coexists in such wonderful harmony.  The elements of nature in this painting illustrate how beautiful that "wonderful harmony" can be....

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Quiet in the Foothills

Quiet in the Foothills   16x18  oil on linen

The day I took this photo Tom and I were hiking in the foothills in Colorado.  It had been raining for days and the weather was just starting to let up.  It felt very peaceful there in the wilderness, as if everything had hunkered down for the rain to end.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Oriental Lilies

Oriental Lilies     17x30"  oil on linen

The beautiful oriental lilies are such a delightful flower.  They are delicate appearing but quite hardy and will last a long time as a cut flower.  That makes them especially useful in a larger still life painting.  As an added bonus they smell spectacular and fill the room with their  wonderful perfume, (strong enough to even mask the odor of mineral spirits!)