Thursday, May 25, 2006

"Lilacs!" 5x7, oil on board

In all the years that I have painted, I have always--always!--wanted to paint lilacs. This is the first time I have succeeded, I have no idea why.

This was done at the end of my day, after I'd struggled and struggled to paint a larger version of another lilac arrangement. I sat down and painted this one in fifteen minutes. Go figure.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

"My Green Thumb (Gardenia)" 8x10, oil on canvas

It's been a while since I've posted. I've recently moved into an apartment--and as such, that has taken up much of my time, energy, and creativity (in trying to organize everything--if that's not creativity, I don't know what is). But I have finally gotten back into some painting. Thank goodness.

This is my potted gardenia that has recently bloomed this week! I'm so pleased. The other two buds dropped, but this one managed to survive and is doing well.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

"A Beary Good Book" 5x7, oil on board

This is Blackjack. He is reading Forever Odd by Dean Koontz, an author I'd recommend to anyone, including any and all teddy bears...they eat this stuff up!