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Thursday, June 29, 2017

The Old Folks, 5x7 Oil Painting on Canvas

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These little people were gifts from my son when he was stationed in Okinawa. They are two of my favorite things, and so cleverly done. I really enjoyed painting them. 

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Storm Watch, 6x8 Original Oil Painting on Canvas Panel, Seascape



One of my favorite dramatic lighting conditions is what we have been having the past few weeks: a dark and threatening sky as a backdrop, with a bright, sunny foreground. In this case, the sailboat might want to get to port as quickly as possible. After our big Florida drought, we should be thankful for all the rainstorms.

Carmen

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Halie and Bunny, 12x16 Oil Painting, Portrait of Child


My granddaughter is an adult now, but I painted this when she was a child and very attached to her bunny. It went everywhere with her. She was so funny and so happy-go-lucky, she kept me laughing. I miss those days.

Carmen

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Natchez Trace, 6x6 Original Oil Painting Landscape



The Natchez Trace is a beautiful highway that once was a trail tracing back through 10,000 years of American history. We discovered Meriweather Lewis's grave on the Trace, at the site of the inn where he died. There is little traffic and no big trucks on this road that stretches from Nashville to Natchez. It is an American gem.

Carmen

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Watermelon and Iced Tea, 14x11, Collage on Canvas Panel Still Life


This collage is made entirely of paper torn from magazines and fixed to a canvas panel with liquid medium. It makes me think of a summertime barbecue. I must thank my friend Fay Picardi for finding all those beautiful pink pictures in a fashion magazine. They were perfect for my watermelon.

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Friday, June 2, 2017

The Gondolier, 8x10 Oil Painting on Canvas Panel, Scene in Venice


One of my favorite places I've ever visited is Venice. Its ancient beauty is the stuff of dreams. The only vehicles are boats, including fire, trash, buses, and commuter vehicles. Where else do you see office workers carrying briefcases and standing in a gondola?

Carmen