Friday, July 7, 2017

No. 799 Return to the Tetons


Return to the Tetons
Oil on Canvas Panel
9" x 12"

This was painted from a photo I took a few years ago in the gorgeous Tetons. Who knew Wyoming could be so beautiful? It was painted as a class demo. This photo doesn't do it justice but I'm really pleased how well the painting turned out.

If you are in the Mill Creek area stop by and say "hi" at the Mill Creek Festival this weekend. It's my first time having a booth there and I'd love to see some friendly faces.
For more information on the festival click HERE.

On an entirely separate note, a shout out to Sister Florence, my aunt-in-law and one of my most faithful blog followers. She's not is not doing so well these days and I just wanted to say thank you for looking at all my posts and telling me how much you enjoy them. It means a whole lot to me. Lots of love to you, Sister!

Friday, June 23, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

No. 797 Pop Those Peonies!


Pop Those Peonies!
Oil on Gessobord
6" x 6"

My students have been bringing in the most gorgeous bouquets of flowers to paint.
Sometimes I get to paint them too. Sometimes I get to just soak them in.
Either way, lucky, lucky me!!
Most importantly, they've been doing a splendid job painting them.


Cool door knocker in Vence.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

No. 796 Tuips with Coffee 2


Tulips with Coffee 2
Oil on Canvas Board
6" x 8"

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  I will be participating in three festivals this summer. The first one is July 8th and 9th in Mill Creek. With that in mind, I've been trying to beef up my inventory of small paintings. This was painted earlier this spring when tulips seemed to be everywhere. I have a lot more small paintings to share and you may have noticed I'm super close to blog post 800. So look out for a posting burst in the very near future.

More photos from my trip to France:

Matisse's Museum in Nice.

 A close up of one of the planters. Love the green against the red of the building.

A church nearby.

A close up of the detail above the entryway complete with pigeons.

Friday, June 16, 2017

No. 795 Easter Egg Radishes


Easter Egg Radishes
Oil on Gessobord
6" x 6"

I can't get over the colors of these lovely radishes. I found this particular bunch one early spring day at the farmer's market in Coupeville.


I have a couple more paintings and watercolors from France but they still need to be photographed. Oh yes, and lots of photos to share. Stay tuned....

Monday, June 12, 2017

No. 794 La Porte


La Porte
Oil on Linen
7" x 5"

I painted this on my last day at Ville le Reve. It is the view from one of the second floor studios through an open door, over a balcony and out to the Mediterranean. It was a super quick painting and I intended to come back and work on it some more. I've had such a good response from people who have seen it that I decided to leave it as is.

I took a bunch of video with my new GoPro while I was in France. Here is a link to a 3 minute video of a little walking tour of Ville le Reve or the home and studio of Matisse in his later years.

Click here for the video.

Friday, June 9, 2017

No. 793 Another Gate in Vence - Plein Air


Another Gate in Vence
Oil on Linen
7" x 5"

As I was saying, I need a lot more practice painting old medieval towns. I hope I don't have to wait too long before I get another opportunity.... :) This view, with the curved walls, really gave me a run for the money. Lots of people came up to chat with me while I was painting, making me really wish I knew more French.


 In the meantime, here are some photos from the flower market in Nice.