On a recent visit to D.C., this flowering bush caught my daughter's eye. She said, "Paint it, mom!" So I did. 5 x 7 inches.
I wanted to do two things with this daily painting. One was further explore painting with a palette knife and the other was to venture into the realm of abstract painting. I don't often wander down this path, but I'm trying to stretch my painting muscles. I had a thought in mind when I painted this. Any idea what it was? 7 x 5 inches.
Here is an empty cereal bowl with spoon. Since I'm looking down at it at an angle the perspective was hard for me. I wanted to paint the shape I knew the bowl to be instead of what I really saw. I need to work on my drawing skills, but for a quick study, I'm okay with this.
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I follow an artist who is a palette knife painter and I wanted to give it a try; stretch those art muscles and see what happens. So I took yesterday's reference and did it again only using a couple of palette knives--and, I thought making a paint brush do what I wanted was hard. This was a lot of fun, though, and I want to try this again soon. It helps me to stay loose and a little bit abstract, which is where I want to go. 5 x 7 inches.
It was a chilly, but very clear, crisp day at Carolina Beach, NC, when I visited one February. This was my first look at the coast of North Carolina when I relocated from Alexandria, VA.
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I am participating in a painting challenge with one of my art groups. The challenge is to paint parrot tulips. These are so much fun, because there are so many varieties and they are so big and flamboyant with streaks of color in the ruffled leaves. My challenge is trying to paint these wet-on-wet. I keep getting my green background into the lighter petals and my red streaks won't stay put. I decided to let this rest till later in the evening and then finish. Here is my completed painting. 5 x 7 inches.
I wanted to concentrate on the bark of this tree in the foreground. This was from some pictures I took at Falls Lake in North Carolina this winter.
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I don't have to go far this spring to see beautiful azalea bushes. Not only are there some small ones right in front of my house, but there are two big beds of azaleas at the entrance to my development. 5 x 7 inches
In my search for something to paint this morning, I came across this picture a friend took of a bee just alighting on this daffodil. 7 x 5 inches
I loved this reference picture of a sunset over the water. I used my number 6 brush throughout the painting until the very end, when I added just a few spots of light on the water with a small brush.
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I'm an fine art artist in Raleigh, North Carolina. I need a paintbrush in my hand to feel complete and I invite you to follow me on my art journey. Everyday brings new ideas and projects... there simply is not enough time... On December 1, 2012, I joined the community of artists who paint a painting each and every day. I haven't been able to keep up with the daily painting, but I'm trying hard to keep my paintbrushes busy.