Saturday, October 18, 2008

SOLD - Elephant - 9 x 12"


I've always been fascinated by these large creatures... despite their immense size, they have a unique quality that makes them feel very approachable. I started this painting as a monochromatic experiment - using only ONE color, plus white, and seeing how many values can be achieved with just that color. I was so happy with the results that I decided to take the painting further by adding a light blue/teal background.

I only paint from life, or from my own reference photos, but in this case I was inspired by a gorgeous photo taken by the amazing Dianne Blell, which she generously gave me permission to use for my painting.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sunlit Apples - 12 x 6"

I don't know what it is about apples, but I love painting them. I've immortalized them in various paintings, and this one is one of my favorites. I love how the sunlight was shining on them, and also the contrast of the green apples against the pink background.

This painting can be purchased through my Etsy shop.

Friday, October 3, 2008

SOLD - Autumn Leaves - 12 x 16"

Fall is my favorite season of all - I absolutely LOVE seeing all those colors! When I was younger, my siblings and I used to look at the hills in our valley and call it "Fruity Pebbles", after the colorful cereal. And I love the smell of the air after all the leaves have fallen. The painting has lots of texture to it, with many layers of brushstrokes visible.
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