Category Archives: still life

In His Shoes 2

 About 10 days ago I did a portrait of one of my son’s many MANY shoes.  And here is another.  I’m wondering if I shouldn’t have saved more of them as the years have gone along, but the sheer number of them might have required rental of storage facilities.  I really like this pair though; their rugged parachute cloth fabric, the orange soles, and the sunrise design. After all, I do think the sun rises and sets on his head!

 

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The Bad Thing About Gossip

The kitchen cupboard was so much fun yesterday that I decided to set these pears up and paint them.  Their body language has a lesson though.  Whenever you have gossip, someone is left feeling excluded and hurt. 

 5 X 9″ on Khadi Handmade paper

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Red Sunflower & Friends

Time for some sunflowers.  And cosmos and a zinnia or 2 at the back.  The weather feels spring-like, so it gets me thinking about gardens and flowers.  

5 X 7″ on 140lb Fabriano. SOLD

 
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Greetings

Greetings from my house to yours.  I finally got moving on this Christmas thing, and I’d been wondering what to do about the front of my house.  I’d thrown away the ratty old wreaths I’d been using, and my lights were hopeless. 
So I started over with tiny white lights in the creeper over the entry and in the shrubs beside the driveway, but we needed a little “interest”.  So remember my horse skull from my Halloween blog? 

Here he is again, mounted on the brick wall, and festooned with a poinsettia. I like it.  It has a Georgia O’Keeffe-ishness about it.  No-one who knows me well will be surprised by my choices I don’t suppose.  SOLD

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Among the Thorns

 Having never attempted painting roses until I became a daily painter, I find I quite enjoy it.  They always seemed way too complicated!  But,  like everything else, you just need to really “look”… and then make a  good drawing.  From there, the painting is easy.  Roses in November.

SOLD

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Boots & Spurs- Daily Painting # 200

 Well this is a landmark day for my daily painting efforts.  This is #200 since I started on New Years Day!  Thanks to all of you who follow here on my blog and on facebook, for your comments and encouragement, and special thanks to those who’ve bought paintings!!   It’s much more interactive than painting away in my studio and waiting till I have a show or get to one of the galleries, before anyone sees the work or gives me feedback.  So that has really added to the fun. So for painting # 200, buckaroo-style boots and classy hand made steel spurs. Yes!           SOLD

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Last Year’s Sunflowers

Here’s a bouquet of last summer’s sunflowers.  This year’s crop is just about 2″ high, and I’m looking forward to what they’ll be like.  I bought several varieties, so it could be interesting.  Did you know that in dream analysis, sunflowers represent “obsession” because of the way they follow the sun with their faces? Interesting.  I enjoy their strength and vitality.  They just make me happy.  I hope this little painting conveys my happiness to you. 
SOLD

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Hydrangea for Easter

 Some of us got home for a few days at Easter, to spend time with our family, and to check in on calving, the number of meadowlarks and all things “spring”!  My sister Kath brought the most stunning blue hydrangea to our Mom.  I felt daunted by the colour alone.  It’s not blue, not purple, and has centres of the tenderest of greens, with iridescent hints of rose and purple. It kicked my butt, but here’s the result nevertheless!

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Workshop Set-up

This was one of the set-ups we had as students in a workshop I did last year with the famous Charles Reid.  I found the photo today,  and decided to give it another try….see if I couldn’t paint like Charles Reid in a small format.  Rats anyway. 

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Marigolds @ Marigold Gallery



One of the prettiest galleries in Santa Fe is the Marigold Gallery on Canyon Road.  It has a steep brick stairway up to an ancient blue shuttered adobe, with these big, shiny blue pots full of flowers.  The interior is cozy & rustic, with quirky narrow rooms and thick, uneven adobe walls.  The windows have wobbly old glass, and look out onto more adobe walls & gardens.  It’s an enchanting place and it’s full of light and magical treasures of art.  If you find yourself in Santa Fe, be sure to visit.

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