I recently took a class from my friend Krista Eaton, and I painted this from a still life set-up in her studio. If this painting looks familiar, it's because a few of us have posted our work from that class (including Krista)! What a fun day we had -- Krista is a wonderful person and a great teacher. This painting is available for purchase through an online auction on Daily Paintworks. If you click on the link it will take you to my page.
I've been working on painting white roses lately. What a challenge! I'm happy with this one. This painting is available for purchase through an online auction on Daily Paintworks. If you click the link it will take you right to that painting.
I didn't have much time to paint today, so I did this little study from a photo I saw on paintmyphoto.ning.com. This is a site where photographers post photos for artists to use as painting reference. Although I was looking for a rooster, I couldn't pass up this cute little chick when I saw it. Many thanks to the photographer, Diane Caswell Christian, for the use of her Spring Chick photo. This painting is available for purchase through an online auction on Daily Paintworks.
This is a larger version of a similar painting I recently posted. Both paintings were done from photos I took at Mission San Juan Capistrano in California. This painting is available for purchase through an online auction on Daily Paintworks.
I painted this from a photo of my periwinkles in my back yard. I grow them all year -- they are the only flowering plant I can get to survive the extreme summer heat in Phoenix. They are always so colorful. This painting is available for purchase through an online auction on Daily Paintworks.
I painted this from a photo I took outside the Mount Lemmon Sky Center in Tucson. Our friend Adam Block, a well-known astro-imager, manages the observatory there for University of Arizona. It's an educational and entertaining place to visit. This painting is available for purchase through Daily Paintworks.com.
I had several photos I had taken of still life set-ups last Spring at Scottsdale Artists' School. I often use these photos for reference, and today I painted a "cropped" version of one of them. It's just a piece of the entire set-up, but it was perfect for this small surface. It's a happy painting.
I have visited many of the California missions, and one of the things I love is that many have beautiful fountains. Those that are working fountains often have floating water lilies in a variety of colors. I painted this from a photo I took of the fountain at San Juan Capistrano, one of the most beautiful missions.
This flower gave me fits! I painted it from life -- a rose from the miniature bush I bought at the market last year. I struggled to keep the plant alive during our hot summer months, and once the weather cooled down, it bloomed like crazy. It produces the most delicate white and pink roses, but what a challenge to paint it! The little glass jar is also from the market -- so cute, it had fruit in it. The lemon was recycled from yesterday's painting, from the tree in my back yard. Tonight it's going to be 29 degrees here in Mesa, so I think this may be the last of my lemons that you see. I hope the tree survives.
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