Thursday, January 31, 2008


6 x 8"
oil on panel
I keep several small items on my studio desk, all are shapes I enjoy. I set these out on a sunny day and was so fascinated by seeing the float twice, I had to paint it with its twin - the reflection. The mussel shells I keep for their shape and for the colors inside. Like jewels, they are often iridescent.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

"Olives To Go"

6 x 6"
oil on wood panel

I liked the red and green color combination here and I always love to find the reflected colors in light and shadow patterns. This was a joy to paint!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

"Orange, Red and Yellow"

6 x 8"  
oil on wood panel

For the second in this daily painting series, I used three objects purchased simply because I wanted to paint them. The Deruta egg cup and oriental box have appeared in many of my paintings. This is the debut for the knife. The colors in this painting are richer than they appear here.

"Baileys Irish Cream Chocolates"

4 x 6"
oil on wood

I was recently asked to write an article about the practice of daily painting for Women Painters of Washington. I began a series of small paintings for this purpose. Baileys Irish Cream Chocolates is the first in this series and also opens by blog.

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