Friday, July 25, 2008

PEPPER COLOR WHEEL oil on board, 6x6

7/24/08 I'm back home. I looked at these 3 peppers and noticed that they have the color wheel colors except for blue and violet, so I added those. This is another palette knife painting. I still love the palette knife!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

M'S PETUNIAS acrylic on board, 4x6

These petunias are growing in my mother's flower bed. She sat outside on the deck with me this afternoon while I painted this en plein air.

I've finally gotten the last 3 paintings posted. I'm back with my parents again and posting is much slower and more difficult here. It surely makes me appreciate the technology in my home.

GIFT BASKET watercolor on paper, 4 1/2x7

7/21/08 This is a big basket of fruit and nuts and gifts my mother received. It was a joy to paint! The scent of apples filled the air.

HANDMADE FLOWERS 4 1/2 x 7, watercolor on paper

7/20/08 My very creative, artist friend, Alex, made all of this except the pecan branch she glued the flowers to. She made it as a gift for my mother who has it on the coffee table in her living room. It's really beautiful!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Self-Portrait 4 oil on board, 6x6

Here's my pallette knife self-portrait which I painted while looking in a mirror. I'm not entirely pleased with it, so I'll work on it a little more. But, I wanted to go ahead and post it.

Friday, July 18, 2008

THE SECRET 4X6, oil on board

SOLD Here are some more figs. They are so nice to paint with all the beautiful colors.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

BOWL OF FIGS 5x7, oil on board

Yes, these figs are from my Dad's tree. How did you guess? He's quite a farmer! I'm still loving the palette knife!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

BIANCA BY THE WATER oil on board, 5x7

Well, I've done it again. I came home today and I can't find my camera cord, so I guess I left it at my parents' house. Unless I find it, I won't be posting any photos until I get back over there. I'll post the information about the paintings without pictures.

I found my cord!!! It was right where I was looking for it last night...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

EARLY MORNING SHADOWS acrylic on board, 5x7

This was painted from a photo I took at my parents' farm a few months ago. It's a beautiful place--so quiet and peaceful.

Monday, July 14, 2008

ROOSTER WALK 5x7, acrylic on board

This is one of Russell's roosters. He loves living in the country and has many types of animals.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

RUSSELL'S POND oil on board, 5x7

This is the pond behind my son's home in the country. It's really beautiful there. I painted this from a picture I took several months ago. The ducks have since disappeared, probably victims of coyotes.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


I guess you wondered where I was. My mother has been ill and I've been with her and my father. I've been painting every day in the hospital and at their home, but haven't been able to post. So, here are all the paintings I've done in the past 2 weeks. I'll try to post more often now, even though it may not be every day since I'm still spending a good bit of time with them. I still love oil paint, but I used watercolor in the hospital and both watercolor and acrylic here at their home most of the time. Most of these paintings were done from life. Oh, by the way, today is their 66th anniversary!

7/12/08 GRAPE VINES acrylic on board, 4x6

These are some of the grapevines in my Dad's garden.

7/11/08 AUNT OLA'S VASE watercolor 6x8

7/10/08 SUMMER DOGWOOD oil on canvas, 6x6

7/9/08 YELLOW MUMS WITH ROSES acrylic on board, 4x6

7/8/08 THREE NECTARINES acrylic on canvas, 6x6

7/7/08 RED PEPPERS acrylic on board, 5x7

7/6/08 FARM COWS acrylic on board, 5x7

7/5/08 COFFEE TABLE IVY watercolor, 9x7

7/4/08 VASE OF ROSES AND MUMS watercolor 7x9

7/3/08 EVENING AT THE FARM acrylic on board, 5x7

7/2/08 BOWL OF FRUIT watercolor 7x9

7/1/08 GREEN CANISTER watercolor 7x9

6/30/08 JACKSONVILLE COFFEE CUP watercolor 7x9

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Sunday, 6/29/08
oil on canvas, appr 6"x6"

This was painted from a picture I took at ETMC in Tyler. I used a palette knife.