"Study for Sunset Reflections" is a pencil study I completed for my book. The title comes from the time of day when I photographed this rose. The last of the summer sun was coming through the window and it really bounced the rays around. I hope to paint this and the other two vases that were beside it as the three were so beautiful!pencil study I just completed for my book. The title comes from the time of day when I photographed this rose. The last of the summer sun was coming through the window and it really bounced the rays around. I hope to paint this and the other two vases that were beside it as the three were so beautiful!
"A Celebration of Light"
"October Harvest" came about while visiting an antique sale. I spotted this wagon and having never seen one of such a color I quickly saw many possibilities for it! I hope to use it again as the wonderful rust patterns were very interesting and fun to paint. These old wagons sure bring back childhood memories and bring a smile to my face.
I did a step by step of this painting in my book and used some Jo Sonja paints to do some of the background. The computer is not doing it justice for all the detail and the color brilliance that is acquired by using such strong complements.
When I see a grouping of hollyhocks, I always think of a church choir singing something wonderful and the sound reverberating!
Beltrami County Fair" was juried into the top 100 of the 2007 Paint America Competiton. It can be viewed at www.paintamerica.org. It will be part of a traveling show across the United States this year.
This painting is of Beth as she came back from the judging of her prize chickens. This fine rooster had a mate which was already in the cage and now I wish I had her sweet face peeking out from under the other arm as it had been right before this shot.
"A Celebration of Light" became the cover for my book and as with all new paintings it is always my favorite until I do the next one! This painting is a step by step demo in the book so you can see how I worked that fabric and the final shadow across the plate. It is available as a giclee print. 21" x 22 1/2"