Sunday, July 31, 2011


6"H x 6"W Original Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel
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I love pears, so firm but yet juicy.  The title is thanks to Johanna Arnett who reminded us when we took her workshop last year,"when you don't know what to do, red, yellow, blue."  I think the pear is a stand-in for the yellow element.

"Rose And Friends"

5"H x 7"W Original oil on Linen sheet Unframed
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A little bouquet of roses and other small flowers trying to survive the heat and humidity

"Up Cake"

6"H x 6"W  Original Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel
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 Another upside down cereal bowl!  I must be starting a trend??  Well, if I had left it right side up, the cupcake would have only been peaking over the top edge of the bowl from the inside!   My friend Laura, (also an artist, sometimes watercolor and sometimes pastel), gave me the cupcake and I forgot to eat it that day.  The next time I went to the studio to paint it was practically petrified as in The Petrified Forest.  But therefore holding its' delicious folds of butter-cream and sprinkles easily.   However, for some reason no one wanted to eat it after I finished the painting????

"Cookies And Buttercream"

6"H x 6"W  Original Oil on Raymar Panel
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A good painting friend invited me over to paint and have dinner.  What a deal!  She furnished the still life(except for my lime green plate that I bought in the clearance area of Joanne Fabrics) and made a terrific dinner, too.  When I came up with this title, I was thinking of the buttercream frosting which was really yummy, and the cookies.  A little take off on "cookies and cream".

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Granola With Tea & Lemon"

6"H x 6"W  Original Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel
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 That sounds like a healthy breakfast!  I love to "pose" my subjects in unusual ways, so the cereal bowl is upside down supporting the cup.  The lemon gets center stage.  Oops!  Where is the spoon?  Oh well, I guess I will eat my granola dry...with my fingers.  Makes it last longer anyway!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Spring Faces"

6"H x 6"W on Raymar Canvas Panel, Framed
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 Ah! Remember Spring...I think it lasted about two minutes!  Well, these lovely ladies were in small pots on my front step/planter area.  I just returned from a week away at The Clearing Folk Art School in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin.  I took an excellent oil/pastel workshop from Frankie Johnson and was also there while the Door County Plein Air Festival was going on.  Anyway, I digress...When I returned I found all my potted plants to be burned to a pulp by the incredibly hot and humid weather that the Chicago area had during the past week.  So even though my pansies had gotten a little leggy the first of July, I had cut them back to rejuvenate them and kept up the watering and some fertilizer.  But to no avail!!  They are officially over!   But you may have them forever..what a deal!

Friday, July 22, 2011

"Dogwood Duck"

6"H x 6"W Original Oil Painting on Raymar Canvas Panel,
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This is one of two little porcelain ducks I have.  I added some dogwood blooms along-side to keep him company.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

"Lady Slipper"

8"H x 6"W Original Oil on Stretched Canvas,Framed
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I love all kinds of orchids and they are the flowers I paint most frequently.  These are just the very tops of an orchid plant I have on my desk.  I had planned to paint the whole plant with the long,long stems and all...but the beautiful flowers themselves would have been lost, too miniature.

Monday, July 18, 2011

"Green Glass"

6"H x 6"W Original Oil On Stretched Canvas
Unframed with Finished sides Ready to hang.
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I have owned these green glass salt and pepper shakers for many years and still love looking at them sitting on a tray by my stove top.  I originally bought them at the St. Charles Flea Market at the fair grounds in St Charles,IL.  There is nothing more fun than whiling away a Summer afternoon browsing through treasures from times past.  Of course, the roasted corn, dripping with butter, and the funnel cakes with powdered sugar don't hurt either!

Friday, July 15, 2011

"Copper Eggs"

6"H x 6"W Original Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel.
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In this painting it was a lot of fun to discover that two white eggs would actually look like two brown eggs when reflected in the copper teapot.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

"Lunch At My Desk"

8"H x 6"W Original Oil Painting on Stretched Canvas, Framed
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I love Greek yogurt!  A bottle of water and a banana are all that are needed for a complete and delicious lunch at my desk.


6"H x 6"W  Oil on Raymar Panel
$45.00 starting bid       Unframed  

10 % of the proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to Operation #47 which supports breast cancer research.   To bid on this painting, go to The Daily Paintworks Auction site at  

 I was in the mood for orange on this particular day, with a little cool-down from its compliment color of blue.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

"Paint What You Paint With"

12"H x 9"W Original Oil on Panel, Framed   
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 Here is what I paint myself with every morning! 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Flame Lily

8"H x 10"W Original Oilo on Stretched Canvas Framed    
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                                                  I enjoyed spicing up these lovely lilies.

A Cup Is A Cup, Is A Cup!

6"H x6"W on Raymar Canvas Panel
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A simple subject, but again one I love because of its' shape and color and because I love my cup of Colombian coffee every morning.



Friday, July 1, 2011

The Upside Down Challenge "A Week Late,But Not A Dollar Short!"

9 x 12 Pastel on Sanded Paper    $100.00 which includes mat, glass and frame.  S&H  $10.00

Well, here it is The Upside Down Challenge from the Daily Paintworks group for the week of June 18 through 24.  I got so involved with two Balance Challenges, one of them the pastel of my Mahjong tiles took me way too long.  I got behind, but at least I got this weeks Old Mill Challenge done, and now am ready for tomorrows new challenge.  This will be my Operation #47 second painting.  I will give 10% of the sale price of this painting to Breast Cancer Research.