Friday, May 25, 2012

Pansies and Donuts

"Wall Flower II"
oil on Gessobord
7" x 5"
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"Powdered Donuts and Cocoa"
oil on canvas
8" x 16"

The top painting is a little pansy painting that I did this week.  It is available through the Daily Paintworks website. I now have a gallery on the Daily Paintworks site and will be offering small paintings and drawings for sale through that website. 

The second painting shown is a still life from earlier this year.  I had a  lot of fun painting this one. Over the years, I've painted quite a few donut paintings.  (They say you should paint what you know!)  I will be painting many more donuts this summer, getting ready for a donut and coffee themed show that will be at Artifacts Gallery in Eureka Springs in October.  I'm really excited about this show! 

Monday, May 21, 2012


"Little Aztec Dancer"
14" X 14"

Surprise! I've been un-blogging for quite a while now, but I have returned.  I have actually painted quite a bit since my last blog post (we won't talk about how long that's been!).  I'll post some of my more recent paintings in the next week or so.  However, a few weeks back, I felt like doing a graphite drawing and this is the result. 
I took the reference photos for this drawing way back in 2006.  We were visiting my sister in New Mexico and we went to the New Mexico State Fair.  There was a group of Aztec Indians from Mexico City performing and this little tike was there with his family.  He was only around 20 months old at the time, so I guess he's about 7 years old now.  I always meant to do this one - started it once in colored pencil, but didn't care for how it was looking. I had a great time drawing it in graphite!