Thursday, May 30, 2013

Le Danse Study

Nymph Study, 6 x 6 Inches                         Oil

Starting Bid $40

I visited Paris in 2009 and came down with an awful virus on our second day there.  Seven days in Paris eating saltine crackers and chicken broth. I was sick as a dog, and my wonderful husband dragged me (at my insistence) to all of the art museums that I had dreamed of visiting.  Every museum twice.  My vision was bleary and my mind was mush and I knew at the time it would be a miracle if I remembered anything I saw at all, so I took hundreds of pictures.  I've been sorting through them recently and found some that I took of the sculpture "La Danse" the Musee d'Orsay. 

One of my photos that I'd like to paint includes a grouping of the dancers' faces.  Here is a monochromatic study of one dancer's face.  I'm picturing the future painting as a study in whites.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Arise, 6 x 6 inch oil                                              $100

It was a holy moment to see this great bird rise off the water when I was out walking.  Because everything was so blue, it was a challenge to differentiate the blue shadows on the bird from the blue of the water beneath it.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Me and My Shadow

Me and My Shadow             6x8" oil  $150 unframed

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I'm not sure which delighted me more:  seeing the leaves through the glass or discovering the shadow on the wall!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Gentle Nosegay

Gentle Nosegay                          5 x 5 oil on canvas panel

The palette for this piece was chosen based on Edgar Payne's color exploration of the yellow/purple compliments.  In this painting, I used predominantly purple, with yellow mixed into everything, plus white, orange and blue.  I painted it on a red ground.  This painting has a lovely, gentle feeling to it.