March 2009

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"Path To A Memory"

“Path To A Memory”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $595.00 USD

Today’s painting is a view of an ajoining property to the ranch on which I live. It is for sale and will be a memory at some future date, as houses or oil and gas exploration take their toll on the landscape and wild life thereon. Right now it is pasture for the 50 head of cattle plus newborns which graze freely on both properties. It also holds memories of the oyster bed I found in the middle of the land when I was out painting 2 years ago. There were almost a dozen fossilized oyster shells scattered on top of the slope I was standing on…

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"Oh Happy Spring"

“Oh Happy Spring”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I love spring and I love birds nests. The doves are starting another nest on top of the outside electric panel at my brother’s. It is 5 feet from the back porch. You may sit and watch them all day as they switch positions and switch sitting. Of course it is even more fun when the babies hatch and then fledge. This nest is an older model of my sister-in-law’s. I filled it with damaged shells from a nest she found one winter which had been abandoned. I placed it out in the garden to paint by the bird feeder. Two house wrens had to come by to investigate. I didn’t move and they came within 3 feet of me!…

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"Rubber Bands"

“Rubber Bands”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $595.00 US

When doing a still life, I never know exactly what I am going to paint until I get into the studio. In this painting I had no intention to put the tulips in anywhere. Backgrounds, especially dark ones, are usually the last surface to be painted. Yet I wanted, needed some red in the composition and there were the tulips in the kitchen…

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"Hello Goodbye"

“Hello Goodbye”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I got too excited painting the flowers to put the vase in the painting too…

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"Bright Pear"

“Bright Pear”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

Bought these fruits today and the Tangerines were just so vivid I wanted to accentuate their vibrancy…

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"From the Rose Bush"

“From the Rose Bush”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $595.00 US

This is the first rose off the rose bush in my brother’s garden. Don’t know what kind it is. It came with the house and is the earliest bloomer. The tea roses haven’t even leafed out all the way yet and the daffodils are still opening…

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