Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Frog Toy

4" x 6", oil on canvas panel

I've always been fond of this wooden pull toy and have thus held onto as it has collected dust. So this is a small, parting portrait before this guy is passed along to another family...

Thursday, September 18, 2014


Stand Oil

7" x 5", oil on panel

I had painted this same stand oil bottle when it was new a couple years ago.  I recently came across that painting and I remembered I was never that happy with it.  So, on this overcast, rainy day, I painted over it---the new got some character, slimmed down and hopefully transformed into a better painting. Below was my first attempt :


Friday, September 12, 2014


 in an espresso cup...

4" x 6" oil on canvas panel

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

6" x 4 1/2" oil on panel

A break from the Lunaria to do a little still life of an old can of bird seed.  In the yellow circle on the actual can (too tiny to paint) it reads " Hartz Mountain Bird Foods are Guaranteed by Good Housekeeping as advertised therein"---I love the "advertised therein". The can is from 1935---such pleasant graphics.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Lunaria #3

8" x 6",  Oil on paper (paper 14" x 11")

And another Lunaria cutting in a little handmade vase from our friend Chris Campbell ….