Thursday, April 18, 2019

Windmill, 6x9 Mixed Media on Paper, Bronze and Black

I painted good-quality watercolor paper with bronze acrylic paint, then used liquid medium to transfer the windmill from a magazine print. I added the tulips to make it more interesting. It's too bad that the metallic effect of the bronze can't be fully appreciated when looking at it online.


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Strawberry Mansion, 8x10 Original Oil Painting on Canvas Panel

Now a restaurant, this house was called The Strawberry Mansion for many years, and now is remodeled and called The Mansion. Built in 1905, it was originally a residence called The Queen Anne. As The Strawberry Mansion, it had delicious pink and raspberry colors. 


Sunday, April 14, 2019

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Lagoon Sunset, Original Oil Painting 10x8 Sunset on Indian River, Florida

This was the Fourth of July on the Indian River Lagoon, and moments later Army paratroopers came floating down with American flags. Sunsets are beautiful even when you are facing East and getting reflections on the clouds.


Saturday, March 30, 2019

Repose, after John Singer Sargent, 24x20 Oil Painting Portrait of Woman

I was recently in Washington D.C. and visited the National Gallery of Art, where I got to see Sargent's painting, Nonchaloir (Repose), a painting I love so much that I copied it years ago (see below.)  It is one painting I will never sell. It was a thrill to finally get to see it in person!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Peaceful River, Original Oil Painting 10x8 Florida Landscape on Canvas Panel

This is a study for a large painting, a commission. I first used photos of the Dora Canal, but it is impossible to paint it without most of the canvas being green, so I opened it up to get more sky and reflection. There will be more 'critters' in the final.


Saturday, March 2, 2019

Friday, February 22, 2019

Queen of Genoa, Small Oil Painting on Canvas Panel of Woman in Italian Cafe 5x7

This was one of the funniest days of my trip to Europe with my sister. We got off a train in Genoa, Italy at the wrong stop. We thought we had lots of time so were lollygagging outside the station and had lunch at this woman's cafe. She never stopped moving; she was cooking, serving, taking money, and talking the whole time.

When we got back to the station we found out we were in the wrong place and had to dash to a train to go to the right station to make our connection to France. On the plus side, I got the picture that inspired this little painting.