Wednesday, February 29, 2012


This painting was the first egg painting that I painted in this series of egg paintings.  'Opalescence' was accepted into the WPSE (Women Painters of the Southeast) exhibit at the Corse Gallery & Atelier, Jacksonville, FL.
(  The exhibit opens on April 28, 2012 and closes on May 26, 2012.   

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

10% of the profits from the sale of this painting will be donated to Heifer International ( to buy laying hens for the hungry.

I am really enjoying painting eggs.  This still life was set up in warm light and has cool shadows.  The beige eggs that are a warm color were a real challenge to paint.  The shadows on the eggs needed to be painted a cool(ish) color while still maintaining the eggs appearance of being - well - egg shaped.  : )

It looks like I have started a series of egg paintings without knowing I would create a series.  This is number four.   I will post number one tomorrow.................... Yes, number one.  

Friday, February 17, 2012

I painted this painting for 'The White On White Challenge' for The Daily Paint Works auction.  The last time I painted an all white painting was a commission to paint a couples white dog.  They decided not to buy the painting and I haven't tried to paint another painting in tones of white until this one.  It certainly was easier to paint these eggs from life, since they were perfect models, compared to the dog I did from life sketches and photo reference.   

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Broccoli & Bamboo

My neighbor, Debbie, has a beautiful garden full of vegetables and flowers.  The other day she invited me to paint in her garden while she ran errands.  It was peaceful listening to the birds sing while I painted on that sunny day.  The late morning sun shining through the broccoli leaves was what I had wanted to paint for days.  I was so happy when Debbie invited me over and I could paint this beautiful plant.  Thanks, Debbie. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

This painting is entitled 'Forget -Me -Nots'.  If you look closely at the porcelain basket it has forget-me-not flowers on it.  My sweetheart did not forget me on this Valentine's Day.  Here's a painting of roses and forget-me-nots to sweeten your day.  Happy Valentine's Day, everyone.   

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Don't Worry Be Happy

Eggs are not only wonderful to paint but they are also very nutritious.   10% of the profits from the sale of this painting will go to Heifer International.  This organization helps alleviate hunger by giving chickens to those in need to raise for their eggs.
So be happy - buy a painting through - and feed the hungry.