Sunday, October 15, 2017


"D'Anjou Dance" 


 This one is a little wild, and was lots of fun to paint.
Palette knife oil painting on  6 x 6 inch Arches 
paper for oils, mounted on Crescent mat board.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge


"Red Anjou Leaving"


Since I had one "coming" I thought it a good idea to show one leaving. 
This is one of my favorites. I'm getting ready to eat it.
Palette knife oil on 6 x 6 inch on Arches paper for oils.

Friday, October 13, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge


"Red Anjou Coming"


"Red Anjou Coming" - decided it was about time for a color change.
 It's always fun working with reds - so vibrant. 
I did this using the "destroy & rebuild" technique.
Palette knife oil on Arches paper for oils, mounted
on Crescent mat board

Sunday, September 17, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge


D'Anjou #4


Day 11 of the 30/30 Challenge - seems like I'm on a roll with pears at the moment. 
This is a "destroy & rebuild" technique. I paint the pear with my trusty 
palette knife, then pull a brush through it in every direction. 
I always have to take a deep breath and hold it when I do this. 
Then I pick up the palette knife again & rebuild it, just somewhat. 
If I'm lucky, it works; if not, I scrape. 
Palette knife oil on 6 x 6 inch gessobord.


Saturday, September 16, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge!


D'Anjou #3

SOLD

Palette knife oil on 6 x 6 inch Arches paper 
for oils.

I just knew there were going to be more pears!
More to come - I'm behind on posting.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge


"Farmers' Market"

Painted from a photo taken at the farmers' market
at Steam Pump Ranch in Tucson, AZ.
These squashes looked so delicious and colorful,
they just had to be painted.

Day #2 of the 30/30 Challenge
Watercolor and pen on 6 x 6 inch 
Pentalic 130# paper.


Friday, September 1, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge!


"Wallflower"

SOLD

As I was painting this, it occurred to me that two of 
the pears were quite cozy, while the third was kind of
separate, leaning against the wall in a corner. It
reminded me of dancing class all those decades ago!

Day #1 of the 30 in 30 Challenge: 
6 x 6 inch palette knife oil on Arches paper for oils, 
mounted on Crescent mat board.