Sometimes a value study for a painting captures the essence of the scene so well without color notes! One can feel the light bouncing off the water onto the canoe!y for a painting captures the essence of the scene so well without color notes! One can feel the light bouncing off the water onto the canoe!
Here are two contented cows and one who feels a little ignored! "Feeling Left Out" is a framed landscape oil painting on canvas of one of my most favorite animals, the cow! Having had a cow named Bessie as a child whose milk I drank at almost every meal was true country living! Milk and Cornbread was a staple at my dinner table in beautiful Western North Carolina! As my Dad used to say, "This is God's Country"! Although a city girl now with some city ways, the country does come out on occasion, especially in what I choose to paint for you! "Feeling Left Out" is beautifully framed in a light burled wood frame which compliments the colors and mood of the painting!
I once heard that in order to convey confidence in life "you gotta have attitude".
I believe the young woman in this oil painting is someone I would like to spend more time with!
Don't you love the color green I used for the chair! Even the chair has attitude!
On Fridays, I meet with a group of artist friends to paint and do art talk! We often set up a still life of flowers which one of the participants brings for set up! "A Touch of Orange", a still life watercolor painting on paper, is inspired by this mixed bouquet of beautiful summer flowers!
The loose interpretation of the bouquet makes for a lively and spontaneous creation resulting from a delightful painting experience! The painting is beautifully double matted, with glass , and custom framed!
This painting is SOLD, but commissions are welcome.
As I painted this floral oil painting in my studio, the light coming from the window stayed consistent until the end. Often, a light source will change dramatically, challenging the artist in that he must remember the initial inspiration for the painting. For me, so often it is the way light falls across the subject matter! Such is the joy and challenge of painting from life. Hydrangea is a southern flowering bush that brings me great joy in my garden from mid spring through late June!
One of the most beautiful places I have ever visited is Leipers Fork, Tennessee. Having been raised in a small North Carolina town, the rolling acreage, with beautiful barns felt like home! The photographs I took while there provided the inspiration for "Tennessee Grandeur", a framed oil landscape painting on canvas. When I look at the painting I find myself enjoying the memories again and again!
This painting is beautifully custom framed ready for hanging.
English Daisies are often seen in the southern garden. As a cut flower they give pleasure to the home for several days. I always have said they when I become wealthy, I will have fresh flowers in my home at all times! While I have not accumulated monetary wealth, I have wealth in all areas of my life that are really satisfying. The still life acrylic painting of daisies simply titled "English Daisy" reminds us of the need to be grateful in our daily lives.