Category Archives: Oil Painting

Finally Finished

I showed this painting before in its “nearly-finished” state. Since then, it’s been sitting on my drying shelf waiting for me to decide what to do with it. Finally, a few days ago, I took it down from the shelf,

Finally Finished

I showed this painting before in its “nearly-finished” state. Since then, it’s been sitting on my drying shelf waiting for me to decide what to do with it. Finally, a few days ago, I took it down from the shelf,

A Face Only a Mother Cow Could Love

Let’s be blunt and get it out of the way. Despite my drawing practices, my cows aren’t looking any better, and this one’s head looks more like it belongs on an opossum than a bovine. There’s so much wrong with

A Face Only a Mother Cow Could Love

Let’s be blunt and get it out of the way. Despite my drawing practices, my cows aren’t looking any better, and this one’s head looks more like it belongs on an opossum than a bovine. There’s so much wrong with

The Clouds We Drew as Children

I love painting skies. I love painting clouds. But even while I’m loving what I’m doing — which is an important aspect of art — I don’t always love the results. A case in point is “Cumulus – Cloud Study

The Clouds We Drew as Children

I love painting skies. I love painting clouds. But even while I’m loving what I’m doing — which is an important aspect of art — I don’t always love the results. A case in point is “Cumulus – Cloud Study

Studying the Skies

I love painting skies. I love painting clouds, too. The two sort of go together, of course, and while it’s possible to have skies without clouds, you really can’t have clouds without sky… can you? Well, maybe so. Remember my

Studying the Skies

I love painting skies. I love painting clouds, too. The two sort of go together, of course, and while it’s possible to have skies without clouds, you really can’t have clouds without sky… can you? Well, maybe so. Remember my

“I Must Have Flowers”

My husband and I have recently planted a lot of flowers. Some were plants we bought, others we’ve planted from seeds. We enjoyed making this little garden area beneath the apple tree. I love flowers. I love sitting outside each

“I Must Have Flowers”

My husband and I have recently planted a lot of flowers. Some were plants we bought, others we’ve planted from seeds. We enjoyed making this little garden area beneath the apple tree. I love flowers. I love sitting outside each

My New Favorite Color

As a landscape painter who loves painting skies, I’ve always been partial to blues — from the palest, most delicate tint to the deepest, darkest shades. I’ve come to define myself as a reflective artist, because this is the quality

My New Favorite Color

As a landscape painter who loves painting skies, I’ve always been partial to blues — from the palest, most delicate tint to the deepest, darkest shades. I’ve come to define myself as a reflective artist, because this is the quality

“That Poor Girl”

Time now for another of my “cringe-worthy failures”. When I began learning to draw, I looked forward to the day when I could draw the human figure. I’ve always been fascinated by anatomy, and while I’m not a great “figurative”

“That Poor Girl”

Time now for another of my “cringe-worthy failures”. When I began learning to draw, I looked forward to the day when I could draw the human figure. I’ve always been fascinated by anatomy, and while I’m not a great “figurative”

From Five Feet Away…

It doesn’t look too bad. From five feet away, my winter scene painting actually looks like a river covered with patches of snow and ice. I have lots of trees on the hillsides, and I have a few scraggly weeds

From Five Feet Away…

It doesn’t look too bad. From five feet away, my winter scene painting actually looks like a river covered with patches of snow and ice. I have lots of trees on the hillsides, and I have a few scraggly weeds

Be Quick About It!

I had a lot of fun in my studio this morning. I got out my oil paints again, grabbed a canvas and did a very quick painting. From start to finish — assuming that this really is finished — it

Be Quick About It!

I had a lot of fun in my studio this morning. I got out my oil paints again, grabbed a canvas and did a very quick painting. From start to finish — assuming that this really is finished — it

Orange with Eucalyptus Leaves

I don’t know if this painting is an improvement over my first still life orangeĀ  or not, but it was a good painting experience for me. Definitely it’s a bit fancier than my first still life orange, so, what do

Orange with Eucalyptus Leaves

I don’t know if this painting is an improvement over my first still life orangeĀ  or not, but it was a good painting experience for me. Definitely it’s a bit fancier than my first still life orange, so, what do