Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Roadside Roses

These roses cover a roadside fence on a dirt road in northern Arkansas.
11x14 oil on canvas

Monday, August 29, 2011

Even the Garden Weeps

Sad news followed by a rainy gray morning.
Even when the sad times come, there is beauty, if we can bear to look.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sunset over our Town

Another nocturne. (I hope your monitor adjustment lets you see it.) The brilliance of twilight intrigues me.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Roses in the Garden

Last rose of summer? I think not. There are many more sunny days ahead. 

A lightened version for those with different monitor settings.....

For Mary, in China, who could not view the darker nocturne (and others), here is a lighter image. :)

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Too much sand? Get a shovel.....

or in this case, get a palette knife. That big dune on the right was bothering me, so I scraped it down and made the sea near it a more compatible value. While shoveling "sand" I thought of this:

Wee ones all, humanity
Toeing the edge of terra firma
Giddy at the sight of sparkling sea,
Breathless, gazing into the night sky.
Oh, for the beauty of the earth,
We watch and are amazed.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Day at the Beach

11x14 oil on panel
Summer is winding down. Soon it will be fall. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Rocky Riverbank

Painted at Michael McClure's workshop today
10x8 oil on panel, SOLD

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Blue Woman Reprise

Any resemblance to any person is completely coincidental.
Today I played with keeping things softer and less defined, and I have miles to go in this regard. 
10x8 oil

Friday, August 19, 2011

Woman on Red

Yesterday, Woman on Blue looked a bit wan, so today I asked her to sit for me, rather than painting from a photo. Ahhh, that's a better way to go about this. She looks much better and has some color in her cheeks.
14x11, oil on panel, with many thanks to Laura.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Woman on Blue

10x8 oil on panel

The "comment" option on this blog hasn't worked since sometime in July. I think it is fixed now, so perhaps I can hear from you. I hope so!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Pretty Pair

A pair of burros found some shade on a hot summer's day.
6x8, oil

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Laura Reading

Laura Reading
This time in a square format. 14x14 oil on canvas.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Roses and Lemons

12x12 oil on linen
Roses and lemons in the kitchen window on a sunny day.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Welsh Springer Spaniel

10x8 oil on panel
Sweet Sarah Sue, Welsh Springer Spaniel