Sunday, March 4, 2018

Back in the Paintroom

In light of the recent winter blast, I finished this painting just in time. 

March has come in like a lion. Let us hope it goes out like a lamb!

"Dreamin' of Spring"
11" x 14"
Oil on Canvas paper

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Painting Practice, a Warm Fall Day

This was supposed to be a practice piece, but I turned it into a full painting. Just could not stop myself  😊
I really enjoyed doing this piece. It looks like the water goes even further back in than what it shows. Maybe a good place for ducks to hide, feed, or nest. Though the sun is shining, I can feel the crisp fall morning air and it turns my thoughts to hunkering down for the winter with my paints and brushes, a crackling fire and my pup keeping me company. Well, still a month of good days to enjoy outside.....

"Autumn at the Creek-side"
12" x 16"
Oil on canvas

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Pretty Cactus Study

These young cactus plants were growing and beginning to blossom in my brother's back yard south-east of Tucson AZ, when I visited there in late winter this year. I have fallen in love with the scenery of this area of Arizona!!

"Young Cactus Study"
8" x 10" oil 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

San Xaviar Mission

I met up with my cousin and began a pleinair painting of this mission south of tucson AZ late this winter. It got too hot too soon, and we weren't able to accomplish enough to call it plein air. I finally finished it back at my home in PA today. I loved the white crispness of the building, especially the left side, which has been undergoing the enormous task of a facelift. 
"San Xaviar Mission"
9" x 12" oil on panel

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Back Roads of Ajo, Arizona

I visited these roads while staying in Ajo last winter. Such fun was had in my little 4wd Rav4! Traveled many roads and washes and used-to-be-roads.  I loved fining the birds sitting atop the saguaro, hoping to catch some scurrying creature for his last meal of the day.

"Desert Sentinel"
14" x 7" 
Oil on stretched canvas
(private collection)

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Sun Going Down in Zion

"Sun Going Down in Zion"
A 10" by 14" section of a 10" x 20" painting
Oil on stretched linen

As my time comes to a close here in Arizona, I needed to put this up unfinished until I travel back to my home state of Pennsylvania. I will post the completed painting when done. 
(wishing all my time could be used in painting :-/ )
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Lemons 'n Blueberries, an Original Oil Painting

Spring has been in the air lately and I decided that for a moment at least, I would deter from the dead trees of Winter. Lemons always summon thoughts of freshness, and what more appropriate time than Spring! Add a few blueberries as a reminder that on the heels of Spring comes Summer and its bounty!
"Lemons 'n Blueberries"
5" x 7"
Oil on Canvas panel

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