Category Archives: Still Life

Orange with Eucalyptus Leaves

I don’t know if this painting is an improvement over my first still life orange  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 orange  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

Thank You, Mr. Fletcher

Arnold Fletcher and I “met” quite by accident. Now, of course, I never made his acquaintance in person. Our relationship has been strictly that of author and reader, and I’ve been unable to learn a lot about him. The only information

Thank You, Mr. Fletcher

Arnold Fletcher and I “met” quite by accident. Now, of course, I never made his acquaintance in person. Our relationship has been strictly that of author and reader, and I’ve been unable to learn a lot about him. The only information

Behold the Simple Orange

For as much time as I spent working on this little painting, it should, by all rights, be a masterpiece. It’s not. It’s just a simple painting of an orange that wasn’t really planned too well. I did paint this

Behold the Simple Orange

For as much time as I spent working on this little painting, it should, by all rights, be a masterpiece. It’s not. It’s just a simple painting of an orange that wasn’t really planned too well. I did paint this

Inspiration from Imperfection

In March 2016, soon after I started this blog, I shared a few works by Paul Cezanne, writing about  the harmony found in Cezanne’s paintings. At the time, reader and fellow blogger cathytea commented on the imperfection she saw in his art.

Inspiration from Imperfection

In March 2016, soon after I started this blog, I shared a few works by Paul Cezanne, writing about  the harmony found in Cezanne’s paintings. At the time, reader and fellow blogger cathytea commented on the imperfection she saw in his art.

My First Still Life

In between my painterly practice pieces, where I’m boldly swiping globs of paint on my canvas with gleeful abandon, I’m challenging myself to learn a few finer art techniques. I’m attempting portraits. I’m learning to paint still lifes.  I’m taking

My First Still Life

In between my painterly practice pieces, where I’m boldly swiping globs of paint on my canvas with gleeful abandon, I’m challenging myself to learn a few finer art techniques. I’m attempting portraits. I’m learning to paint still lifes.  I’m taking

Can You Guess?

I enjoy each new issue of Missouri Conservationist, a monthly magazine free to residents of our state. The magazine features articles on outdoor activities, beautiful full color photos of scenic places to visit, and lots of helpful information for those who love

Can You Guess?

I enjoy each new issue of Missouri Conservationist, a monthly magazine free to residents of our state. The magazine features articles on outdoor activities, beautiful full color photos of scenic places to visit, and lots of helpful information for those who love

Exploring My Dutch Heritage

Sometimes things in life come together in fascinating ways. That’s what has happened lately for me. I’ve previously mentioned by love of words and languages, and you probably know that I’m studying Dutch now. I’d learned a bit of Dutch

Exploring My Dutch Heritage

Sometimes things in life come together in fascinating ways. That’s what has happened lately for me. I’ve previously mentioned by love of words and languages, and you probably know that I’m studying Dutch now. I’d learned a bit of Dutch

Steps Toward a Still Life

Never have I had any inclination toward still life painting. I love looking at them, and I marvel at the details good artists put into their still life paintings.  Just take a close look at this gorgeous painting by Jan

Steps Toward a Still Life

Never have I had any inclination toward still life painting. I love looking at them, and I marvel at the details good artists put into their still life paintings.  Just take a close look at this gorgeous painting by Jan

No Apologies

As I post this completed “potted plant” painting — my first attempt at a still life — I want to apologize, but I can’t. Or I won’t. Or whatever. If you read yesterday’s post about my new “Do’s and Don’t’s”

No Apologies

As I post this completed “potted plant” painting — my first attempt at a still life — I want to apologize, but I can’t. Or I won’t. Or whatever. If you read yesterday’s post about my new “Do’s and Don’t’s”

A Pot It Is

When I said, “I guess I have to learn how to draw” four years ago, I didn’t think my efforts would last beyond a week — at best. Surprise, surprise. Here I am, still learning, and actually having fun with

A Pot It Is

When I said, “I guess I have to learn how to draw” four years ago, I didn’t think my efforts would last beyond a week — at best. Surprise, surprise. Here I am, still learning, and actually having fun with