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New into the Studio ~ Gift Baskets!

New into the studio ~ Gift Baskets!  Now you can turn any oil painting purchase into a unique, one of a kind gift, for birthdays, anniversaries, weddings or the holidays! Each basket is curated to the theme of the painting you choose and no two are alike. Is there a Fisherman in your life who is hard to buy for? How about a Fine art painting in a basket?

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Here is a sampling of what could be in your curated Fisherman’s Gift Basket 

Goodies galore plus an original oil painting inside a beautiful reusable basket is the perfect gift for your fisherman.

Fisherman's gift basket

If you’d like to purchase a gift basket, click on the Gift Basket link under the SHOP tab in the store. Add any basket to your cart, after you have added a painting to your cart. Note: paintings are NOT included in the basket price. Allow 7 to 10 days for your basket to be curated before shipping.

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Blue Morning Glory

This week has been a busy one with varnishing and framing paintings. This little Blue Morning Glory painting is one of my favorites.

It looks fabulous in its walnut toned frame!

Blue Morning Glory oil painting

Summer sale ends soon! Use code SUN at checkout on select works.

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“Apples” original oil painting

apples oil painting

This painting will certainly command attention in your space when the vibrant colors of this “Apples” original oil painting are showcased. It’s small size is perfect for any location and is ready to enjoy right out of the box. No need to wait for expensive framing as the back is enclosed in wood and has a hole for hanging.

Summer Sale ends in a few weeks! Take advantage now and get your 25% off! Use code SUN at checkout!

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New work ~ “Pears” mini oil painting

Luscious and full of vibrant texture, “Pears” is a palette knife painting on 4″x4″ gallery wrapped canvas. Perfect for small spaces and a great addition to any kitchen decor!  I love all the colors in this painting and the photo just doesn’t do it justice!

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Working on Roses




Back to working on my Roses painting. 👍🏻 So I laid the Rose on the palette to make sure the color string was right and then I got paint on the rose, aphids crawled out and got in the paint- then little bits of rosebud pellets fell out of the inside of the rose and covered the palette. 😝

Had to stop and clean everything before snapping a photo! This set off a series of mishaps in which I ultimately dropped the cap to Napthol Red paint on the carpet. It bounced twice and left two nice blobs of juicy oil paint on my blue carpet! Nice one! Needless to say it was a little frustrating!

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“Luscious Fuchsias” ~ 6”x6” oil on gallery wrapped canvas

We’re at the height of summer and flowers blooming in all their glory! These are Fuchsias, some of my favorite flowers! They bloom all summer and the hummingbirds love them. What Flower is at the top of your faves list?

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Lilac Painting ~ New Work

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The finished painting ~ 8″x10″ oil on canvas

 

 

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New Daisy painting ~

The Daisies are in full bloom! They grow wild and the other day I picked a vase full as my subject for a new painting. I read somewhere that if you put an aspirin and a tsp. of sugar in the water it keeps the flowers longer. So I did and took the arrangement into the studio. I worked out my color palette and laid in the background color on my panel, with the plan to begin painting the next morning.

Guess what? The aspirin killed the flowers! I came into the studio the next morning to find all the flowers keeled over. Bad information! I had to go in search of fresh flowers and luckily was able to find some as they are starting to end their life cycle. I made a sketch and transferred it over to my panel and now all is good! That’s if nothing else weird happens over night!

More to come as I progress.

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A little color glazing

Recently I painted a little anchor in a monotone color palette. I painted two, showing different views, but something was off. I set them aside and looked at them for over a month trying to figure out what I didn’t like. Then the other day I came up with a solution! You can watch what I did in this short video:

 

 

Anchor 1

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Anchor 2