Sunday, June 28, 2009

"Miller's Pond"










Every year on Fathers Day there's a children's fishing derby at Miller's - This pond is in the middle of desert, and is an oasis amidst the dry landscape.

6 x 8 oil on gesso board




Thursday, June 18, 2009

"My Son"













6 x 8 oil on linen
























This is the first still life I've painted in my new studio space and I have to say it much easier for me to concentrate - My Son gave this sculpt to me for Mothers Day last year and it really touched my heart, he is so thoughtful :)

I made a serious effort to remain loose with this. The cloth & the folds didn't come out quite like I wanted but I felt that it was incidental since the sculpt and how it makes me feel was the focus.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

"Fresh Veggies"


















6 x 6 Oil on Gessobord





This painting is my entry for the DSFDF challenge "Summer Vegetables". I haven't done many still life's but I have to say this was a joy to paint!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

"Rita's Yard"














8 x 10 on Raymar canvas


A friend of mine has created a virtual oasis on her property - the lush greenery makes you forget you are in the Nevada desert... I have a bit more to work on but it is very close to complete.