"Swan Creek at Dawn" oil - 16 x 20 SOLD

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happily Planted

Happily Planted  oil - 10 x 8

In probably her most favorite seat in the world, is my Aunt Judy. Here she is sitting in a beach chair, on the beach, in Nags Head, NC where life is good. Her birthday was on Saturday and I wanted to paint something for her and I needed to paint something for the "Fall Challenge". So, to kill two birds with one stone, I painted this today. The challenge was to use a limited pallet of two reds, two blues and two yellows along with white. I have been wanting to try a more illustrated look, by outlining a figure in a dark value and keeping the brush strokes loose. I just love how this turned out! I hope she likes it too.

Friday, November 11, 2011


Taylor  oil - 6 x 6

This is another mini-portrait of a rider and her horse that once dry and framed, will be ready to give as a Christmas present. This is Danielle's sister Taylor. The photograph was beautiful and would have made a gorgeous large portrait. Taylor was wearing a sleeveless dress but I painted her in a riding jacket. This way her portrait will be similar to her sister's.

I think they look great in these dark cherry frames hanging side by side.