Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Maymont Garden

Here's the second painting from my morning painting in Maymont's Japanese Garden. It will be seen in a WNPG show at the Tuckahoe Library, October 1-30.

About this painting:
media: oil on canvas
size: 10" x 10"
price: $115

Friday, September 18, 2009

Japanese Garden at Maymont

Here's the finished painting from my earlier post from my morning trip to Maymont's Japanese Garden. The flowers put on quite a show!

About this painting:
media: oil on canvas
size: 7'' x 5''

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Our Backyard Bluebird

I just finished this larger & more detailed male bluebird painting this morning.

About this painting:
media: oil on gallery wrapped canvas ready to hang
size: 8'' x 10''

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I am doing small quick paintings to make myself focus less on details and more on loose brush strokes. Larger brushes, have also helped a lot. Today at the store I got lemons and apples to practice several still lifes. This painting I intended to take only 45 minutes. But, a hour and half later I realized I was fine tuning.

About this painting:

media: oil on canvas
size: 5'' x 5''

Sunday, September 6, 2009


This bluebird couple lives in my parents' backyard. They have had babies 3 times this summer. I love watching them as they interact with us, asking for their meal worms. It's also interesting watching the mom and dad work together taking care of the babies as they grow up. Their feathers are such a brilliant blue, especially the male bird, it was only fitting I painted them. They each are on their own canvas. I enjoyed painting them so much I plan to do more. One is in the works now!

About these paintings:
media: acrylic on canvas
size: 5'' x 5''