Tuesday, October 23, 2012

beauty and the beast...

beauty and the beast
24" x 24" oil on canvas

This painting is fresh off the easel this morning.  The title of this one just came to me as I was painting.... I love it when that happens!  I hope that you see the beauty but can you find the beast?

Thursday, October 18, 2012

fall gathering... SOLD

fall gathering
10" x 8" oil on canvas

Here is another little gathering of objects on my mantel.  This one has a decidedly fall theme.  I love the way the oranges and corals played off of the blues and purples.  This little gem was sold to one of my favorite collectors before I got a chance to post it! I love it when that happens!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

assembled objects ....SOLD

assembled objects
10" x 8" oil on canvas

I have this wonderful old antique mantel in my dining room.  Layers of peeling paint over cracked and bleached wood.  One of my favorite  finds years ago at a flea market.  It has a very shallow ledge but I love to assemble different "found" objects on it.  

As summer gives way to fall, my dining room gets the most brilliant morning light and I love to sit there and have my coffee.  As I was sitting and sipping and looking at my mantle the other day, I thought .... "what a great painting!"   I tried to keep my brushwork very loose and my edges soft.  I love the subtle organic colors and worn patina in this painting. Very soothing, I think, don't you?