Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Rock Formation Limestone Quarry Landscape Oil Painting


Rock Formation 
oil on panel 
6x6"

This landscape reminds me of our family trip out West a few years ago.  The cool thing is this unique formation is much closer to home.  A silhouette of  limestone quarry against the setting sun.  Being an active quarry the landscape is still changing every day.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The Reservoir Summer Beach Original Daily Oil Painting


The Reservoir 
oil on panel 
6x6"

One of our favorite spots in summer, a nearby reservoir.  Good for camping, hiking, biking, boating, swimming or just relaxing on the beach.

I have painted this beach full of people but I got up early and captured a quiet groomed beach ready for visitors. 






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Monday, July 25, 2016

Eagle Marsh Dusk Color Study Original Daily Oil Painting Impressionism


Eagle Marsh
oil on panel 
6x6"

I had a pretty productive Monday in the studio, especially considering I started my day folding a basket of clothes before I realized they were still dirty.






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Friday, July 22, 2016

Summer Festival Carnival Small town Original Daily Oil Painting


"Three River's Festival"
oil on panel
6x6"

My favorite part of this painting, the people, was the most challenging part as well.




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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

St. Mary's River Original Oil Landscape


"St. Mary's River"
oil on panel
6x6"

Summertime in the St. Mary's.   A study of reflections.  



$105




Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Festival Summer Street Fair Original Daily Oil Painting


"Summer Festivals"
oil on panel 
6x6"

Summertime means festivals and fairs.  The smaller the town the more charming the fair.  Here, night was falling and all the lights of the street fair glowing.  This is small town Americana.






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Kiddie Pool Summer Days Plein Air Painting



"Kiddie Pool"
oil on panel 
6x6 "

Best. Dad. Ever.  We live in the woods on a glacial ridge.  Not the most conducive for a pool.  My dear husband scouted out the best possible spot in the yard.  He came home from Rural King with a big box of the best joy and 8 year boy could dream of for summer vacation.   Did I mention he did this on Father's  Day weekend?  

We had a storm roll through last night that knocked out the power all day.  No better place to spend a hot, soupy day.

Thanks hon.




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Sunday, July 17, 2016

A Quiet Summer Morning Hostages in Bloom Garden Art


"A Quiet Summer Moment"
oil on panel
6x6"

I was out watering my garden in the peace of early morning.  Bees were buzzing in the hostas that are in full bloom by my he garden shed.  I am so glad I had my cell phone.  I snapped a ton of pics in hope to get at least on clear one of the bees in flight.  I was so excited for my inspiration for the studio later in the day.  I would like to colored this subject further.






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Saturday, July 16, 2016

Mirror Lake University of Saint Francis Original Oil Painting Impressionism


"Mirror Lake"
oil on panel
6x6"

One of my favorite places.  The campus of Saint Francis is so beautiful any time if the year.  This day in July was serene and felt like I was sitting in an impressionist painting.






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Friday, July 15, 2016

Out of this World Dusk Landscape Original Impressionism Painting


"Out of this World"
oil on panel 
6x6"

I must be watching too many episodes of the X-Files on Netflix with my daughter.   Because this painting looks like it is somewhere out West near Roswell or even another world.  Dusk is becoming one of my favorite times to paint.  You can find that I have posted quite a few in the last month or so.  Have a great weekend! 






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Thursday, July 14, 2016

Twilight Silhouettes Original Artwork


"Around the Bend"
oil on panel 
6x6"

I am really enjoying the effects of twilight on the landscape.  The colors are subdued in a lovely way and the silhouettes are full of mystery. 





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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Tuesday Evening Bike Ride Pond Reflections Original Oil Painting


"Tuesday Evening"
oil on panel 
6x6"

Enjoying the lovely summer weather.   On the truly sweltering days I remind myself how I longed for these days when I was scraping the ice off my car in the dead of winter.  Today is a good day to set out some sun tea and splash in the kiddie pool with my youngest. 





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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Summer Sunset Landscape Oil Painting Impressionism


Summer Sunset 
oil on panel 
6x6"

I am happy when a painting comes together and looks effortless even though it wasn't.





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Monday, July 11, 2016

Mid-Summer Landscape Original Daily Oil Painting


Mid-Summer Landscape
oil on panel
6x6"

A soft depiction of a perfectly summer day in July.







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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Friday, July 08, 2016

VW Bus Summer Road Trip Original Art Daily Oil Painting


V dub 
oil on panel 
6x6"

Every time I get the pleasure of seeing a VW bus going down the road I can't help but smile and wish I had one.  I am a proud owner of a 1993 V dub Cabriolet  (in excellent shape btw) I am now wanting a New Beetle turbo.  It will be hard to replace my old girl but I think it is time.




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Thursday, July 07, 2016

Early Bird Morning Hike Daily Landscape Painting


"Early Bird"
oil on panel
6x6 "

I am not an early bird by choice.  As long as I have my coffee I am good to go.  Besides the light from the early sun is always worth it.  Such a peaceful time full of promise for the rest of the day.  







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Wednesday, July 06, 2016

July 2016 Twilight Color Study Contemporary Impressionism


Sold
July 2016
oil on panel 
6x6 "

My usual challenge of trying to keep it fresh.  Clear color, not muddy and expressive brushstrokes not overworked. 

Sounds simple yet this can still trip me up more times than I care to count!

Detail:





Monday, July 04, 2016

Happy Independence Day American Landscape



Happy 4th of July
Independence Day
(this painting is from 2008 so it is only $80)
all lttle paintings from '08-'10 are $80






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What a weekend.  A time to reflect.   A time to remember.   A time to celebrate.

I am falling asleep as I type this so I will be short and share some sweet.   Our 1st Grandbaby was born yesterday!   He is so precious and Mom and Dad are doing well.  


♡☆♡☆♡☆♡



Saturday, July 02, 2016

Just Drive Summer Nights Daily Oil Painting


"Just Drive"
oil on panel
6x6"

That's right, sometimes you just have to get in your car and drive.  The colors of the road and landscape in the twilight and headlights was so cool!  This painting is "related" to my last two posts.




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Friday, July 01, 2016

Passenger Seat Summer Driving Original Daily Oil Painting


"Passenger Seat"
oil on panel 
6x6"

The low light of dusk and the light from my car's headlights made some interesting color to study in this painting. 





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Thursday, June 30, 2016

American Diner Summertime Road Trip Original Oil Painting


"Twilight Diner"
oil on panel
6x6"

Thank you to my son for naming this little painting.  The roadside eatery is actually a chain restaurant but as we were approaching it in the dark it evoked a much more romantic emotion of nostalgia.





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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Clearwater Florida on the Cauesway Original Oil Daily Impressionism


"Clear Day"
2016
oil on  panel
6x6"

A perfect day for the beach.  From our Spring travels.

The kids are off school for the summer so I am still figuring out the best time to paint.  Early mornings seem to be best but I just set up n easel on the screen porch so that may be helpful also.






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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Nightfall Nocturne Impressionist Landscape Stars Twinkling


"Nightfall"
2016
oil on panel 
6x6"

That beautiful moment when the sun fades and the brightest stars and planets become visible.   
I always wanted to be an artist but considered being a surgical nurse or an astronomer, hmm...quite the variety!  I am drawn to the stars like some are to the ocean.  I find peace, comfort and a closeness to our creator.  Looking at the stars makes one's worries feel much smaller and less significant.
Anyway, this painting seemed to paint itself.  I was really in the moment.  I wish that could happen more often then again it wouldn't be so special if it did.





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Monday, June 27, 2016

Swimming Pond Summer Impressionism Original Oil Painting Daily




Swimmin' Hole
2016
oil on panel 
6x6"

Everyone needs a swimming hole on a stifling, hot, sticky day.  








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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Beach Read Contemporary Impressionism Original Oil Painting


"Summer Reading"
oil on panel
6x6"

Ah, relaxing day at the beach with a good book or kindle.  I am still old school and prefer a book.
Enjoy your Sunday!






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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Midwest Landscape Red Barns Rural Impressions Original Art


"Midwest Barns"
orig. post 2010
6x6"
oil on panel

Big sky, big clouds.  A beautiful day in Indiana.  
Enjoy your weekend!





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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer Clouds Impressionism Original Oil Painting


"Summer Clouds"
oil on panel 
2012 (available)
6x6"


Another look into the archives.







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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Show Down Rooster Painting Contemporary Impressionism Oil



"Showdown"
oil on panel 
6x6"

These two boys were all bent out of shape with each other.  Their antics were quite entertaining. 







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