Thursday, December 28, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

Summer Landscape Daily Paint 6x6"


6"X6" oil on masonite. Summer is my favorite time of year in the Midwest. This pasture is near my grandmother's farm. I look forward to some plein air painting on this location in the winter. But for now, I bid farewell to another beautiful summer with this painting.

Boy Fishing impressionist oil painting

6"x6" oil on masonite.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Snow Flurries Frosty Landscape Daily oil Painting

6"x6" The first flurries of the season. The snow falling created a very atmoshperic almost distorted view of the trees. I love the quiet and calmness of fresh snow. Thanks for looking.

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Price: $85 USD

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Impressionist Poplar Trees Daily Painting Landscape oil

6x6" oil on masonite

"Poplar Sway"
My grandmother's farm is lined by poplars. My grandfather planted them years ago for protection from the harsh winds out of the west, in winter. Here I was inspired from photos and memory of a perfect summer day. The poplar trees all swayed in the breeze. A sweet memory!
It amazes me how the details come together when viewing an impressionist painting from a distance.

Painting Title and Date - $85

Friday, December 15, 2006

Painting Clouds Landscape Fields Rain oil

6"x6" oil on masonite.

"After the Rain" The rain has stopped, the clouds are clearing and the sun will come out and dry up the water in the pasture.

Painting Title and Date - $85

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Snow Family Portrait watercolor


"Bundled Up" Not much time for painting this week - lots of Christmas shopping and school activites. I did squeeze in some time for watercolor fun. This is from a photo of my husband and kids from a day of sledding. Aren't they cute? It makes me laugh, it looks so cartoony, I should do one of these next year for our Christmas card, hmm... Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Farm Barn Landscape Impressionism Field

6"x6" oil on masonite. Summer's end in the midwest. Another beautiful farm in my little area of the world.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Figure Girl Ballerina daily painting

6"x6" oil on masonite. I love this creative "anything goes" age! She still, really doesn't care about things that match or are just trendy. So, when I saw her out playing in the sand with this combination outfit of cowboy boots, hat and a ballerina outfit, I was not surprised. I hope she keeps a part of this free spirit always! I kept this painting fresh and unfussy with lively brushwork.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Chicken Hen daily painting oil


6"x6" oil on masonite. "Ann's Chickens" I am always painting my sister-in-laws chickens. She has quite a variety.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

"Quiet Winter" Snow Daily Oil Painting Impressionist

"Quiet Winter"

6"x6" oil on masonite. A soft blanket of snow buffers sound, making the landscape quiet and peaceful.

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Price: $85 USD

Sunday, December 03, 2006

"Sloppy Eggs" still life oil painting Eggs

Sloppy Eggs

6"x6" oil on masonite. Eggs are so pretty "sunny side up" However, I like my eggs cooked a little more than that. Being impatient, I usually flip them early, making them pretty sloppy! Mmm much better, though. I didn't have much time to work on these eggs, but I wanted to at least try and post something for our egg day!! Thanks for looking!

by the way I did sprinkle the painting with real pepper, does that mean this is a mixed media?  :D

Painting Title and Date - $85

Saturday, December 02, 2006

"Fresh Market Fruit" pears daily painting

6"x6" oil on masonite. A local farmer's market has their produce displayed beautifully, in little wooden crates and tissue paper, just in time for Christmas!

Painting Title and Date - $85

Friday, December 01, 2006

"Intersection" daily oil painting

6"x6" oil on masonite. sold

A very quiet intersection at dawn. If you check out my entry on the 23rd , I have brought up the subject of "leave it or remove it" with the utility pole. Here I definately wanted them in, sometimes it's an easier decision than other times.

Thursday, November 30, 2006

"Sweet Pasture" cows daily painting

6"x6" oil on masonite. sold

I love painting cows and horses on location. I kept a "safe" distance and tried to capture the atmosphere of the cows in the distance. The city girl in me got a little nervous once when I got surrounded by about 4 curious, rather large horses that wanted to taste my paint on the palette and the peanut butter crackers in my backpack. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

"Autumn in the Country" daily oil painting


6"x6" oil on masonite. This was one of those crisp fall days where the sun is bright and the air is so clear. This is a nearby farm on a well traveled country road.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

"White Fences" impressionist landscape daily painting

"White Fences"

6"x6" oil on masonite. Acres of beautiful pasture in the midwest are always an inspiration. Thank You for looking!

Painting Title and Date - $85

Saturday, November 25, 2006

"Washington Red" apples fruit daily painting

6"x6" oil on masonite. Today was an "exercise paint day" A fresh, loose approach. My goal was to keep the color from becoming muddy.

Friday, November 24, 2006

"Reflections" impressionist painting a day

6"x6" oil on masonite. My goal with this was to make an atmoshperic impression of the three children (dear to me:) sitting at the edge of a reflecting pool.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

"Country Road" daily oil painting

Country Road

6"x6" oil on masonite. Sometimes while painting plein air you are faced decisions to include or exclude things that may or may not work with what you are trying to capture. The utility poles are a part of today's landscape. Sometimes they work well in a painting and sometimes they work against a painting.

Painting Title and Date - $85

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Contemporary Tree Painting farm daily painting

"Farmer's Decision"
 6"x6" oil on masonite art board.

Sometimes you will see a magnificant tree right in the middle of a field. This one near my Grandmother's farm is just that, magnificant! Years ago this farmer made the decision to share his profit-yielding land with this tree. He could have easily taken the younger tree down, years ago. What a respectful decision!

Painting Title and Date - $85

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Painting Barn Impressionism

6"x6" oil on masonite. I drive by this barn almost everyday. It is located a few miles from home. I have painted it in my mind many times. Doing that, I wanted to try something different. Here, I painted this familiar scene with a palette knife.

Painting Title and Date - $85

Saturday, November 18, 2006

"Hoagland Homestead" daily painting oil

6"x6" oil on masonite. Another painting from a nearby farmhouse at sunset. Thanks for looking! ~sold

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Farm at Sunset Barn daily oil painting Fall Autumn

6"x6" oil on masonite. Every year my husband's Uncle Jon has an autumn bonfire. The kids love it, they run through the woods with their cousins all day, go on hayrides and explore the winding creek. As the shadows grow longer, the sun casts the landscape in a golden light. This farm was nearby. It was so captivating in this warm glow. Thanks for looking.
Painting Title and Date - $85

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Kitchen Art Painting Chili Pepper

Drying Pepper

6x6" oil on masonite. This pepper has been sitting on my kitchen window sill since the end of summer. My father-in-law gave it to me along with some other garden treasures. It was amazing to watch as the pepper transformed from a plump, rounded green to a shriveled, sharp edged pepper with reds ranging from cadmium to alizeran. Here is my tribute to this amazingly beautiful little pepper on my window sill. Thanks for looking.

Painting Title and Date - $85

Sunday, November 12, 2006

"Ode to Summer" Clouds Landscape Trees Impressionism

6"x6" oil on masonite. I know it is November, but I am just not ready to say goodbye to summer just yet. Thanks for looking.

Painting Title and Date - $85