Saturday, March 17, 2012

Sprinkles On Top

This week's challenge was to paint donuts.  It was pointed out that we could paint them instead of eating them.  Yea. Right.  The biggest challenge in painting these (besides not eating them until I was finished) was that the stack of donuts kept falling over.  The combination of the hot light I had focused on them and the weight of the upper donuts slowly crushing the lower donuts was evidently less than ideal donut engineering.  Did you know that when donuts topple over, they make no sound?  

This 6 x 12 inch original oil (unframed) is $175 plus shipping and applicable tax.  Don't hesitate to contact me at if you have any questions. I'd appreciate it if you'd "Like" this painting on Facebook (button below).

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring Still Life with Egg

It's only March, but it feels like spring here in the Rockies.  Of course, every March, Mother Nature coaxes us into believing that winter is over--the days grow warm and the trees begin budding and leafing out.  And even though anyone who has lived here anytime at all knows that it will turn cold and snowy in an instant, we all like to believe that we've seen the last of our parkas until next winter...

I'm celebrating spring today with lighter colors that reflect the season. The color of this vintage tablecloth is a perfect compliment to this blue robin's egg.  My favorite part of this painting is the dogwood petals and the multiple colors I used to paint them "white."

Buy it now price on this painting is $85 unframed.  It goes up for auction tomorrow on Daily Paintworks with a starting bid of $30.  Click on the link to my Daily Paintworks Gallery in the right sidebar of this page.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012


I loved the backlighting in my photo of this bunny, especially the way that the light highlights her tail.  This 6 x 6" oil can be purchased unframed through my Daily Paintworks auction that runs for 7 days starting today.  Starting bid is only $25 and, as usual, if you are able to pick up the painting in person, I will refund shipping charges that are added at the end of the auction.  To view the auction, cut and paste this address into your browser:

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