Wednesday, June 3, 2020

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Spring Blooms
14 x 11"  Oil on canvas
 starting bid: $99

In Northern California, it is not unusual for all the spring garden flowers to bloom all at once, after the rainy season. So it was with the irises, the roses, and most welcome of all, the peonies. The geraniums are like a support system for the rest of the garden, they are always there for you. Before the spring flowers fade, I thought it would be a good idea to go out there and paint them all!


To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks. Thank you for looking!






Saturday, May 9, 2020



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Tulips in Solitude
14 x 11"  Oil on canvas
starting bid: $95

Like much of the world, during this time of pandemic, we are in quarantine - that is to say, sheltering in place. The joke among artists -visual artists - is that this is normal for us. But the sense of isolation is very strong, and shows itself in our work. That is certainly true for me, for this piece.

Painted on all sides of the canvas, it can be framed, or hung up just as it is. I am happy to put a wire on back if you wish.





To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks. And as always, thank you for looking.



Tuesday, April 14, 2020

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The Reading Chair
11 x 14"  Oil on Canvas
sold

This painting is about many things: It is a study of warm and cool colors, a study of a study, a tribute (if you will) to these days of social isolation and sheltering in place. 

Artistically, I was interested in contrasting the cool light from a window on a snowy day as it met with the warm light in a cozy room.  It's also a study of an interior - a reading corner - and trying to make the ordinary seem special. And finally, it's a small tribute to our current times, where we are forced to remain isolated, often indoors, protecting ourselves from the coronavirus pandemic.

My thanks to the photographer who worked patiently with my ideas!

This piece is spoken for, but I enjoy painting illustrations, and would certainly consider painting a favorite interior as a commission.

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery Page at The Daily Paintworks. Thanks for looking!

                                                                                                                       

Saturday, March 7, 2020


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First Irises
14 x 11"   Oil on canvas
starting bid:  $99.

The first irises are blooming madly in my yard. Of course they must be brought inside. They are, to put it poetically, a herald of spring. Once inside, it seemed only right to paint them - and how quickly this painting came about. Some paintings need to be "just right," and you work tirelessly to get them that way, others just spill out onto the canvas. This was one of them.

Painted on all sides of the canvas, this piece can be framed, or you could just hang it up as it is, I am  happy to put a wire on back.






To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks. Thanks for looking!


Tuesday, February 18, 2020


Peonies
14 x 11"  oil on canvas
sold 


I wanted to paint a picture that came from the heart, needed no introduction or explanation, and satisfied my need to create something that I, myself, admired. Since it is a little early in the year to find a mix of  peonies in bloom, I had to use my imagination and some photos. So without a story line or actual set-up in front of me I came up with this - peonies on a table, something beautiful emerging out of the darkness.  

When it is fully dry and varnished, I will get a fancy frame for it. For now I am selling it just as it is, unframed.


To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks. Thanks for looking.



Saturday, December 14, 2019

Afternoon Tea
14 x 11"   Oil on canvas
$150.

What can be more pleasant than afternoon tea? To sit and dream, or read perhaps, or just think about all the lovely flowers coming out of the garden.



This piece is painted around the edges of the canvas -  it can be framed, or hung up just as it is. I am happy to put a wire on the back.










To see more of my work, please visit my  Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks. And as always, thank you for looking!

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Having Faith
20 x 16 x 1.5"
Oil on Gallery-wrapped Canvas
starting bid: $295

This is an imaginary still life, a little bit abstract, a little bit real, each flower a little study of color, shape and feeling. It was started during a difficult period of my life, a way to give me hope and help me connect to my inner happiness - and so it did. The hours I spent creating, changing and getting each little thing "just so" were what kept me going, kept me having faith in the light. Life is so much brighter now, and looking at this painting always reminds me of the power that art brings to the spirit.


Painted on a gallery-wrapped canvas the picture extends to all sides of the canvas. Framing is optional -  the painting is meant to hang flush against the wall, but you might like to add a frame.






To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks. Thanks for looking!


Saturday, July 6, 2019

"Two Beauties"
16 x 12"  Acrylic on canvas

These two beauties bloomed at the same time, and stood side by side, just asking to be painted. The peonies were anticipated, but the amaryllis was a surprise. Advertised as an orange amaryllis, it failed to bloom last year, and got put outside and forgotten. Imagine my surprise when I saw it start to bloom this year. Was it really orange? Ww-ell, maybe. Sorta. But beautiful none the less, and how nicely it contrasted with the peony. A still life waiting to happen!

This painting is painted on all sides of the canvas. You could frame it up, but you could also hang it up, just as it is. (I am happy to put a wire on the back.)




To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

By the River's Edge
20 x 16 x 1.5"   Oil on canvas
starting bid: $295

(Back again!  I have been away for a few months, seeing to matters of health and finishing pieces that had sat waiting.)

This abstract piece is purely imaginary, and went through many changes and much time to get where it is now. It reflects a love for nocturnes and nature,  and considers the transcendental patterns of life. When it was started, I had no idea how it would turn out. A bit like life itself. Best of all, it was a lot of fun to paint!

Painted on all sides of a gallery-wrapped  canvas, this piece will hang flush against a wall, with no further need of framing.




To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks, and as always, thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Happy New Years!

Happy New Years!

 
"Snow Queen"
16 x 12 "  Oil on canvas


It's New Years! Again! Wishes for hope, peace and happiness for the coming year are all around us. Good health, prosperity and contentment are there as well! I hope all these things come your way, along with new experiences and great surprises you didn't even expect!

I am taking a little time away from the easel to pursue other goals, but I will be back, and hope to see you then.  I have posted a painting that symbolizes, to me, all the good things a New Year should bring.


This piece is painted on gallery wrapped canvas (1.5”); the picture continues minimally on all sides. It hangs flush against the wall and does not need framing, but you could frame it if you like.


To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks. Thanks for looking!