Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Iris Garden

I have been alternating florals and landscapes.  Here is a new painting of my favorite, irises.

Iris Garden, 15" x 20"

Monday, December 14, 2009

Winter Scene

Is it snowing in your neighborhood yet?  Here is a new painting with winter on my mind.

Winter Road, 11" x 14"

Monday, December 7, 2009

Recent works

In between holiday tasks and parties, I have painted a variety of pieces this past week.

A Lane in Georgia 

Hardware Store

Daffodils VIII

Montana Sunset

Red Roses on Teal

Pomegranates and a Pear

Monday, November 30, 2009

Two Views of the Cove at Low Tide

One of the images offered in the Wet Canvas weekly challenge was this quiet cove in British Columbia.  I painted it twice; once with some realism and again loose and fast.  Which do you prefer? 

Cove at Low Tide, 11 x 14

Low Tide, 15 x 20

Saturday, November 28, 2009

This week's art show

Several new works to show you.  All original watercolor, available in my Etsy shop.

Private Beach  11 x 14

Black Iris in the Mist, 15 x 20 (sold)

Anniversary Bouquet  15 x 20

Scarlet Splash on Teal  11 x 14

Yellow Roses III 11 x 14

Burgundy Iris in The Mist, 15 x 20

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Landscape Show

Making up for lost time.  I have been very busy....  Here are three landscapes from family photos.

Rocky Shores, 11x14, original watercolor

Montana Creek, 11x14, original watercolor

Winter Fences, 11x14, original watercolor

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Last of the Sunflowers

Here are two more of this fun subject.  I have really been on a painting spree making up for almost 3 months of nothing.  This is great but all too soon, I need to get going with holiday stuff!

Sunflower Field, 15 x 20, original watercolor

Sunflower Arrangement, 11 x 15, original watercolor

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

More Sunflowers and more to come

I'm in love with sunflowers right now.  Having fun with similarities yet different treatments. 

This one, Sunflowers In Blue, sold in one day.

This one Sunflowers in Blue Pitcher, is listed now on EBay and Etsy.

This one is a monotype print done last night at our Saint Louis Watercolor Society meeting.  It is 7 x 10 and titled Sunflower Stalks. Listed on Ebay and Etsy

Coming soon: Arranging Sunflowers and Sunflower Field.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sunflowers In Copper New Painting

I'm back in the groove!  Finally painting and loving it!

Here is Sunflowers In Copper, 11 x 14, original watercolor painting available in my Etsy shop or on Ebay.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Walk in The Woods

Doing any hiking this fall?  This is from a trip to Door Co. Wisconsin.

Here is Toft's Point, 15x21, original watercolor available in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

On to 100 Sales in my Etsy Shop

Well it has been a wonderful time on Etsy for the last 18 months.  I now have 95 sales!!  To celebrate, I am offering 1/2 price on sales 96-100 (excluding shipping) ! Offer good until Nov 7. Nothing excluded.  I mean it.  I love Etsy and the people who populate it with their arts and crafts and personal interaction with other sellers.  Here is a snapshot of a few my current listings. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Puzzle Me This

Here is a truly great gift idea! CustomDogBananas, a fine artisan with a shop on Etsy, is creating custom wooden jigsaw puzzles using some of my images, your custom photograph, or art from other Etsians. Here is a look at the first one she has made from my work. This one includes 5 "figurals", special shapes that are 3 birds, one anchor and a sailboat. Others will be available on her web site soon. It is spectacular! It is created from a print of my painting Tangier Island. (The original of this painting has been purchased by the Tangier Island History Museum.)

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Abstract or absurd?

You have not seen an abstract from me for a while. Funny thing happened several years ago when strolling through an art show with my mother-in-law. She pointed to a booth and said, "those are absurds." I said, "you mean abstracts?" She said, "well, yes, absurd, abstract, whatever."

Here is Abstraction, original 21" x 29", watercolor with a bit of collage, available in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Companion Art

A client is going to purchase these 2 prints from my Etsy shop to hang together in her dining room. Her table is decorated with Fiesta Ware. She asked how I thought they would look together, and I think they would be great! Both have the same theme, and shades of red and yellow. However, one is vertical and one is horizontal. I think the placing the vertical on the left with the horizontal on the right, with their middles on the same line, would be perfect. What do you think? (I cannot get them spaced apart, but you get the idea.)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Still boating more than painting....

Busy summer. Come November, I will be back at the brush and palette. Here are some boat portraits I have done. Ours is first. It is a 1968 50' Hatteras, Seaeagle.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Iris and Poppies Print of Original Watercolor

Hello friends, I am sharing one of my all-time favorite paintings, available as a giclee print in my Etsy shop. This painting won an Honorable Mention in an exhibition juried in St. Louis.

Here is Iris and Poppies.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lake of the Ozarks Watercolor Painting

Hello all,
Here is a new piece in my Ports of Call Series of great waterside restaurants at Lake of the Ozarks. This makes 12 in the series. Prints are available at Lake Galleon and ArtPho Gallery at the lake. They are selling so well that I am spending my days in town, Tues, Wed, Thurs., printing and packaging prints instead of painting new spots. But I did make time for this very popular venue, Franky & Louie's. On the drawing board; Ozark Bar-B-Que. Pit Stop, The Duck, DockKnockers, Fish & Co. , The Barge. Stay tuned.....

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New watercolor paintings

Hello again,
Forgive my absence. We lost our dog and got a new puppy and took a trip and have been everywhere but at home acting normal. Finally back in the groove and painted a couple of loose happy florals.

Here is Tall Black Iris, 11" x 14", original watercolor painting

Here is Tulip Bouquet, 11" x 14", original watercolor painting

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Original Watercolor Painting River Sunset

This painting was inspired by the re-enactors of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

Here is Exploring The River, original watercolor, 11" x 14" available in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wine and Cheese Party

Here is Wine and Cheese Party, 15" x 20", original watercolor.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bright Colors

I love the brilliance of turquoise, yellow and red. This still life combines those colors resulting in a southwestern flair, thus the title, "Baja".

Here is Baja, 11" x 14" original watercolor.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Evening on the beach

Sunset on the Beach, 11" x 14", original watercolor available in my Etsy shop.

Twilight on the Beach, 11" x 14", original watercolor available in my Etsy shop.

Had a rainy weekend at Lake of the Ozarks this past weekend. Not so good for boating, but fine for painting!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Irresitible Iris

I truly love irises. They are big, tall, fragrant, colorful, hardy, reliable, showy, long-lived, what more can you want from your flower garden. This painting is from a bouquet I cut last Tuesday for my son's birthday dinner.

Here is Iris Bouquet, 15" x 20", original watercolor painting available in my Etsy shop or on Ebay.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cinco De Mayo - just a few days late

Just finished this fun snappy still life. The pitcher and maracas belonged to my inlaws.

This is Cinco De Mayo, 15" x 20", original watercolor, available in my Etsy Shop and on Ebay.

Friday, May 8, 2009

River Bluff

This classic landscape is a river bluff in Missouri along the Gasconade river. I bet there are many similar views wherever glacial outcroppings meet winding rivers.

This is "River Bluff", 15" x 20", available in my Etsy shop and on Ebay.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Another new painting

Oh, I am on a roll. Here is another beach scene with a distinctively different feel than the last post. This one hopefully portrays energy and fun.

Here is "On the Beach", 11" x 14" available in my Etsy shop and on Ebay.