Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Splash Landing

6x6 oil on panel

I painted this small just to work out some value patterns. I plan to start a larger version today. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Lost in Fiction

6x6 oil on panel

One last post before I head out of town again. I'm taking a few days to travel with my husband to Allerton Park in Monticello, IL. He'll be working, but I'll be relaxing. I wish there was a beach there!

Monday, June 20, 2016

Rose

6x6 oil on cradled board

My first summer art festival in Cantigny Park, Wheaton, IL, is now over and I'm spending the day in recovery. It turned out to be a wonderful show. Weather was excellent. Hot, but not as hot as expected and I was under some wonderful trees with a breeze all day. The music was fun and the crowds were good. And to top all that, I was honored to get my painting on the cover of the show program!! I'm grateful it all went so well.

I had been wanting to paint this rose for a long time and I finally had a chance to give it a try last week. This was so much fun to paint. Every petal has multiple color/temperature changes. What a challenge!

I should have it varnished by the time my next art festival (Sugar Creek) comes around in July. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Peony

6x6 oil on cradled board

One more post before I leave tomorrow for my weekend art festival in Cantigny Park. I loved how these petals blended into the sky and that was what I was trying to achieve.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Father's Day weekend. Be sure to come see me at Cantigny Art in Bloom if you are in the area!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

Egret

6x6 oil on cradled board

I'm leaving this Friday for a weekend at the Art In Bloom Cantigny Park Fine Arts Festival. I'll be one of the many artists showing their work on both Saturday & Sunday. If you are in the area, please be sure to stop by and say hi!

I just finished this painting of an Egret so it won't be at the art festival this coming weekend. It is still too wet. So please contact me if you would like more information about this piece. 

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Sunflower

4x4 oil on cradled board

Flowers seem to sell well for me at art fairs. I don't paint a lot of them but I just recently did a few so I would have more of a selection. Here is a sunflower done on a small cradled board. I think these would look great in a group.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

June First Friday


I'll be taking these paintings, along with some ACEO trading cards, into Main Gallery 404  this week! They will be all hung by June's First Friday so be sure to come out and see what's new. 

Here are two new cards I just finished and they will be be going to the Gallery also.







Monday, May 23, 2016

Fresh as a Daisy

8x8 oil on cradled board

I got carried away with color.... can you get carried away with color? Well if you can, I think I did it here. But I still love it. This painting is all about playing with intense color. 

I found this small blue ball jar at a flea market a few months ago. I have painted it a couple times. In it is an old silk flower that I found. So it really isn't fresh.