Tuesday, November 27, 2012

If you like ocean critters - stay tuned!

I felt particularly inspired lately to paint and with some new ideas that came to me late at night.  I have 7 paintings lined up and ready to go...

Here is the first of the sea life series drawn from my sister's love of the ocean, diving and her adventures down below.

"Hammerheads of Galapagos"
18"x18" oil painting on 1 1/2" profile canvas

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Second Painting of the Day!

12"x12" oil painting on 3/4" profile museum board

Deva's Ganesh

My friend Katy Latta has a lovely little 3 year old daughter named Deva.  She's full of life, full of love and since she thinks Ganesh is the coolest thing ever, I decided to paint the elephant God for her so she could have him look over her all the time.

Hugs to my friends!

"Deva's Ganesh"
16"x20" oil painting on canvas

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Yesterday's Effort

A great artist and friend, Dreama Tolle Perry, talked about "just showing up" on her blog yesterday and it got me inspired to get in front of my easel, even though I wasn't really sure what I wanted to paint or feeling especially moved to paint.  

I rifled through some of my reference photos and was tickled by the feel of some poppies, so I just "showed up" and let the rest happen.  

Here is the resultant painting.  Makes me smile, so it's a masterpiece in my mind!

"Poppies II"
12"x12" oil painting on canvas

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Who doesn't love manatees!?

Today's painting!  My biggest canvas to date!  4'x2'!  I love manatees, I love the tranquility and peaceful feeling when I look at this.  The colors and subject make for a happy, serene experience!

Hoping my sister will want it for her Florida water front home!

48"x24" oil painting on canvas