Sunday, April 18, 2010

"Copper Teapot"

8 x 10
oil on stretched canvas

Just found this teapot at an estate sale, and the cantaloupe and grapes were a part of our dinner. My husband says he can't tell if I'm buying food to eat or to paint! How about both!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


11 x 14
oil on stretched canvas

These parsley, rosemary, and basil plants were nice enough to "pose" for me before I repotted them! They will definitely end up in some summer dishes before long.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

"Azalea Trail"

11 x 14
oil on hardboard

My second plein air painting! Our group went back to the Turtle Creek area in Dallas since the azaleas are in full bloom. There were only four of us today, but lots of fun to see the different interpretations of almost the same scene. I quit a little early to run out to SouthWest Galleries to see the plein air exhibit there. Be sure to go by if you are in the Dallas area.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"Pansies" and I'm a Winner!

8 x 10
oil on stretched canvas

The pansies this Spring have been "out of sight" beautiful! Hope they last a little longer, but I'm afraid they won't be happy with the approaching Texas heat.

On another note! Not long ago I discovered the wonderful artwork of Lisa Daria, and signed up to follow her blog. To my great surprise, this morning there was an email from Lisa announcing that in a drawing (by her dog, no less) that I had won her 300th daily painting. Check out her blog and enjoy her colorful, fresh style. Can't wait to receive my new birthday's next week, I'll consider it an early gift!!! Thank you, Lisa, and Brie (the dog)!!!

6 x 6 acrylic by Lisa Daria

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

11 x 14
oil on canvas

Thought that I would paint something this week with an Easter theme, but never got around to it, so decided to post these bunnies that I painted over 20 years ago. Vladan Stiha (1908-1992) had a showroom at the LaFonda Hotel in Santa Fe and I remember being very inspired by his work. He mainly painted art of the Southwest but also created the most memorable works with ducks, and also rabbits. Thanks to Mr. Stiha for the inspiration for this Easter greeting to each of you!