Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Early Snow

A snow storm high in the mountains, leaves the yellow grasses 
of the meadow with patches of early snow, 
and a light sheen of ice on the lake. 
Winter is coming.

6" x 8" palette knife impasto oil on canvas panel

for sale on DPW auction

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Persimmon Tree Ranch

A fall sunrise as seen through the limbs 
of a venerable old Persimmon tree, 
after which the ranch it overlooks, was named.
 The tree was planted not long after the ranch was settled, 
and still produces fruit.

8" x 10" oil on canvas panel

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Christmas Snow

There is magic in a Christmas snowfall. 
Children sense it and can play outside seemingly oblivious to the cold. 
They sled and build snowmen, and run and throw snowballs. 
There is a whimsical feel to this Christmas village 
that places this scene within the realm of childhood imagination. 
Happy Holidays!

8" x 10" oil on canvas panel


Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Fall in an Evergreen Forest

The riotous reds and oranges of Vine Maple 
add an explosion of color to fall in an evergreen forest, 
where the trees are all green except for some Big Leaf Maples 
which turn a golden yellow. 
I began this painting as an 'en plein air' work in acrylics 
when I was camping this fall. 
I added the details to it in my studio with oils.

6" x 9" oil over acrylics on linen paper

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Feeding the Kids

This hen lives near us. She runs freely about the property, 
and shows her little chicks the best places to forage 
for bugs and seeds. She knows the briers 
are also a safe place against predators. 

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Wild Blues

These lush blue/purple hydrangeas grow near the kitchen garden. 
This scene reveals the ragged rain clouds scudding across the fall sky 
which was of similar colors to the flowers. 
So the perspective I chose to paint this landscape makes the hydrangeas 
appear to be melting into the cloudy horizon. 

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Winter's Altar

Artifacts of the winter season - lit candle, pine cones, 
holly, pitcher of something warm to drink - placed on a gold paisley drape. 

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Saturday, November 2, 2013


These two lovely peachy pink Dahlias were the last in the summer garden. 
Picked before the first frost could take them and placed in a vase. 
Their bright color brings a little of summer's sunny ambiance into the house.

8" x 8" oil on canvas panel