Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sunflower Ranch Road

​Bright cheery sunflowers greet the person entering this ranch,
 where black angus cattle graze peacefully
beneath the distant Cascade foothills.
5" x 7" oil on canvas panel
$35. (available on DPW Gallery)
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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Field of Yellow Mustard

​This is a scene painted of a nursery near where I live.
The owner has sown some of his fields
with yellow mustard, which has started to bloom.
This is such a spectacular scene
with the cascade foothills and evergreen trees in the background, 
that I had to paint it.
 I love these bright sunny wildflowers
and often fill a vase with their loveliness.
5" x 7" oil on canvas panel
available on my DPW Gallery
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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Conch Shell

​The beautiful golden conch shell
 is just one of many treasures from the sea
 that float up onto the surface of the turquoise waters
 and eventually finds its way to the shore.
(Not sure why, but the blue in this painting registers as a cobalt,
when it is actually a beautiful phthalo turquoise. I will try
to correct this if I can)
5" x 7" oil on canvas panel
$35. on DPW Gallery
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Monday, March 16, 2015

Daffodils on Windowsill

Daffodils, newly picked from the garden,
sit on a windowsill in a clear glass vase,
framed by sheer lacey curtains.​
Their bright yellow color brings a little sunshine
 and spring into the house.
This is another redo or I should say,
completion of a painting I did recently.
5" x 7" oil on canvas panel
$35. on my DPW Gallery
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Sunday, March 15, 2015

On the Other Hand Experiment

Painted for DPW "On the other hand" challenge.
Used my left hand (non-dominate) to 'paint' this.
Learned that I would need lots more practice
if I were to continue painting left-handed.
And it is hard to keep the right hand from wanting to participate.
Liked the photo of the still life setting offered
by Diane Mannion for this challenge.
5" x 7" oil on canvas panel
$25. through DPW Gallery
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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Freesias with Yellow Ribbon

​This is a redo of "Freesias" (see below).
Originally I wanted to paint the yellow ribbon around the sack,
 then changed my mind.
 I had imagined a pot of freesias inside the sack,
 maybe a gift for someone. So, to me, it never looked finished or right.
 So I redid the painting by adding the ribbon.
Now I am happy with it.
7" x 5" oil on canvas panel
available on DPW auction
starting bid $35.
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Friday, March 13, 2015

Bluebird with Blossom

A harbinger of Spring,  a pretty ​Bluebird in a pear tree,
   filled with spring blossoms, and bathed in golden sunlight.
 Is the blossom she has in her beak,
 something she likes to eat, or something lovely for her nest?
7" x 5" oil on canvas panel
available on DPW auction
beginning bid $35.
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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bees in the Hollyhocks

​Pretty pink hollyhocks growing so tall
 that they seem to be reaching into the bright blue skies.
Their perfume attracting bees 
which gather the nectar and spread the pollen.
Acrylic base painting with details added in oil.
10" x 8" acrylic and oil on canvas panel
available on DPW auction
beginning bid $45.
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Wednesday, March 11, 2015


​Painted for DPW 'Paper Sack" challenge.
 I know, a sack should have had enough interest of itself,
 but I couldn't help adding the pretty orange freesias.
 I imagine they were just purchased
 and brought home in this brown paper sack.
7" x 5" oil on canvas panel
available on DPW auction
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Monday, March 2, 2015


Painted for DPW's the "flying spirit" challenge.
​The spirit of this duck is expressed in the elements important in his life,
of water and wind, a subject that I have painted before.
5" x 7" oil on canvas panel
available on DPW auction
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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Wild Roses

​I love wild roses.
When traveling through Alberta, Canada a few years ago,
 I saw many wildflowers including lovely pale pink wild roses
which I took several pictures of.
 (I learned they are Alberta's provincial flower.)
 I wanted to paint them as I am doing flower paintings right now.
 Decided not to place them in a vase,
 but leave them on the bush as wild as they are.
 This painting can be displayed vertically or horizontally.
7" x 5" oil on canvas panel
available on DPW auction
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