Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Gifts from the Garden #2: Fading Hibiscus Flower

5x7 oil/canvas
If you find paintings of flowers interesting be sure to check out Katherine Tyrell's blog Making a Mark . Her feature topic for July was Flowers in Art. A wealth of information, also an excellent post titled "What is a Still Life?" I visit this blog more than any other to ponder and gather information from the great links as well as to view Katherine's excellent art work.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Rainy Day Daisy

Finally some rain in Linwood yesterday, FIrst time since June.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Pond Study #5 :Water Hyacinth


I bought these Water Hyacinths back in June...the Koi decided they loved them for lunch so I've been keeping them in a large tub near the pond until they bloomed. The fish found this one shortly after I placed it in the pond and started to paint ( it just didn't look right in the tub )...they pushed it over sideways into the water as they began to gobble up the root system. I put some koi food in on the other side of the pond..but that didn't work. By the time I finished the painting, the delicate( and beautiful ) flower was pretty beat up...I put it back into it's quiet little tub of water. Here's the little 5x7 study.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Archie in the Garden

I went out to do a little study of Hosta flowers...but there he was all posed and stuff...the pose lasted 5 minutes, I spent the next half hour trying to remember it!
5x7 oil/canvas

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Pond Study # 4

I feel as though I'm always on the verge of careening out of control when I paint these outdoor studies. This one may get a second sitting. 8x10 oil/canvas

Monday, July 23, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Pond Study # 3

It would appear that I've become a Sunday painter here on the blog. Not so. I spent all of last week completing a mural and a commissioned piece. The mural is in a really dark room, the photos just did not come out well at all. Anyway I finally got back to the pond again today...a real adventure to paint moving water from life. Must do more!!
8x10 oil/canvas

Monday, July 16, 2007

Drawing on a Hot Day

Here is a drawing of my neighbor's tent in Cape May. Her name is Joan Curtis, her work is wonderful!

Friday, July 13, 2007


My painting got behind this week while I was preparing for the yearly outdoor show on the Cape May Promenade. ( framed 20 small pieces !) I had some drawings I was going to post, but it's too dark out...so look for the next post after Monday. Also took an Honorable Mention for the Painting "Shells and Badges" at the Ocean City Art League's Juried Show: "Summer Time"
This pic is from 2 years ago when I did my first show in cape...my how time flies...and most of those paintings!!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Summer Cherries

It just wouldn't be summer without doing a pair of cherry paintings. 5x7 oils

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Horseshoe Crab

Every time I've gone to paint him before I stopped because I didn't like the way his shell was crushed in over one eye...today I got past that. The other half walked in exclaiming.."Where's he going? There you go again painting things right off the edge!" I just kept painting.
8x10 oil/panel