The real voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. - Marcel Proust

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Shades of Gray

Elephant, Palette Knife Painting
Oils on canvas, 11"x14"
For Sale, $125


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Lunch with Prince Charming

Feeling a bit froggy....
Prince Charming
Palette Knife Painting
Oils on Canvas, 6"x6"



Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sunny Day in the 'hood

Ok, so the 'hood is midtown Atlanta. Some of the cottages in Virginia Highlands are pretty little things. This one caught my eye when I was lucky enough to have my camera with me.

Sunny Yellow House
Oils on Canvas, 8"x10"
For Sale $75



Friday, July 22, 2011

Even More Red

I love red paint, what can I say?

Red Poppy
Palette Knife Painting, Oils on Canvas, 6"x6"
For Sale $50



Thursday, July 21, 2011

Seeing Red -- Cannas, that is

Another lunch time knife painting. My husband suggested I paint something hot, tropical and summery, to appease the heat wave gods.
Red Canna Lily
Palette Knife Painting, Oils on Canvas, 6"x6"
For Sale $50


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tropical Woods and Stream

Tropical Stream
Palette Knife Painting
6"x6" Oils on Canvas
For Sale $50

Monday, July 18, 2011

Blue Poison Dart Frog

I always thought these frogs were too pretty to be frogs.

Blue Poison Dart Frog
Palette Knife Painting
6"x6" Oils on Canvas
For Sale $50

Friday, July 15, 2011

Listen, Honey, They're Oinking Our Song

It was 23 years ago today that I married my best friend. I painted this for him at lunch today. I'm not sure how it started, or why it stuck around, but hogs became our "thing" (so some couples have pink roses, we have large pink barnyard animals). But I'm glad. I mean, what says true love better than the call of "Sooooo-ey!"?



"Sooey"
Oils on Canvas, 6"x6"
Palette Knife Painting
Not for Sale

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

South on 15

Since I've been traveling down memory lane, thought I'd post my latest lunch-scape. I was in Pennsylvania in May and came home via the Harrisburg airport. Going south on 15, the Susquehanna river follows the road for miles before you reach Harrisburg. Route 15 is a four-lane now but oldsters like me remember when it was two lanes and looked much like this.

South on 15
Oils on canvas, 6"x6"
For Sale, $50

Monday, July 11, 2011

Do Bears Wallow?

The internet truly is amazing. After remembering catching salamanders at a lake called Bear Wallow when I was a kid (see previous post), I did a search. There really is a lake in Pennsylvania called Bear Wallow, and some kind soul actually posted a photo of it.  The vegetation is more grown up than I remember (aren't we all) but this is otherwise exactly what I remember. I'm amazed. The bears, I always believed, lived up the gravel road in the distance.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sally and the Stick

I know what you thought. You saw the title and thought, "Oh, yet another dog portrait, this one with a stick."  Nope. I saw a salamander on my last trail run and remembered how many of these lovelies I caught as a child. We used to camp at a lake called Bearwallow (surely not its real name, but it did give my seven-year-old self a few unique visions!), and spent hours chasing these in the shallows of the lake. I can't remember what we did with them once caught. I prefer to think we released them.  I don't think I knew then what a tomboy was, but I probably was one.  Was? Who am I kidding? I prefer puppies over dolls. I have to be coerced into wearing makeup or jewelry. I'd much rather run with boys through the woods on muddy trails than go shopping at a mall. What do you call a grown-up tomboy? Monica!

Salamandar
Oils on Canvas, 6"x6"
For Sale, $50

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Blissful Lily

I was busy over the holiday weekend. This is a commission of a calla lily for a good friend.

Calla Lily
Oils on hardboard, 8x10"
Not for sale

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Taz

Ever tried to paint a portrait from an ancient photo that measures about 2 inches by 1.5 inches that was taken with a flash and is all washed out? That was all that was left to remember Taz by, so Taz's mom wanted Taz's dad to have a little more than that. This will hang with Hannah Banana.

Taz
Oils on hardboard 8"x10"
Sold

Monday, July 4, 2011

Undercover Portrait

This was done this weekend as a surprise for a friend's husband. So no names are allowed!
"Anonymous"
Oils on hardboard, 11x14"
Not for Sale