Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Putting on the Dots

Putting on the Dots     6x6 inch oil


Whenever I play with patterns, this little guy shows up front and center. This time I think he's imagining how he would look in orange polkadots.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Singing Hollyhock 1

Singing Hollyhock 1  5x5 inch oil

I've been doing a series of hollyhock paintings, and have enjoyed playing with the light and shadow of the petals.  All artists fall in love with little areas of their paintings, and those areas are sometimes away from the central focus. My favorite  "gems" on this piece are the bud in the upper right and the blossom in the lower right corner!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Jersey Girl

Jersey Girl   6x6inch oil


It's hard to say which is warmer, the golden afternoon sun or the soft brown eyes of this lovely Jersey girl!

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Coral Queen

The Coral Queen     6x6 inch oil

Starting bid is $40

This summer, I had the opportunity to paint in some beautiful gardens in the Old North End of Colorado Springs.  It was a sunny and hot afternoon, and this coral rose reflected the heat of the day.