Archive for the ‘Paintings’ Category
A home video taken exactly 10 years ago. There is a surprise at the end.
This painting was inspired by one of my favorite painters, Georgia O’Keefe.
This painting is a recent creation that I made while attending a watercolor workshop. The wildflowers were painted by utilizing a technique that creates a layered look. The flowers are white (attempting to create a negative look), while the leaves, and other foliage are painted various colors to achieve this effect.
I was working with trying to capture the beauty of nature, that I witnessed while taking a walk with my family during a trip to Laguna Beach in California. We came upon a cove with colorful sand and shells that I tried to recreate in my own way, as a memento of my time spent there.
This is the largest abstract painting that I have attempted to do. I created an aesthetic feeling by blending water colors in an abstract manner from a muted pastel pallet.
This painting was created in honor of my grandmother and her roses that she use to grow. When I was a little girl I used to walk across the field, about 1/2 a mile to visit her and she always had huge rose bushes, which I loved to smell.
I have always been in awe of the water lily flower and the reflections that they create while glistening in the water. I have taken numerous photos at various locations throughout the country. However, this specific painting is inspired by a set of waterlilies that I captured on film while visiting an arboretum.
As a child growing up on a farm, my family and I raised a wide variety of waterfowls and rare breed chickens. The Hen and chicks (pictured here) are brown leghorns, which I raised as a teenager. This evokes special memories for me. 16×20
This was a still life I set up shortly before we put an addition built onto our home. Only on a very sunny day, at certain time, the sun would shine through my “special window” casting shadows with incredible darkness and intensity. Since I lost the window, due to construction changes on our house, I have tried to duplicate this shadow effect. However, I have been unsuccessful. That moment in time is lost, but now it is forever captured in this painting!
This Amaryllis flower was painted in the middle of a winter season. The plant was in full bloom. I attempted to capture it’s beauty, and added the triangle to give the painting depth and perspective. It was accepted in a juried art show and received a merit ribbon as well. 16×20.
The Morning Glories painting was partially done utilizing a “negative painting” style. This is achieved by leaving white spaces at various points to keep the viewer’s eyes flowing throughout the painting. This technique was used by the artist Charles Demuth in many of his paintings.
I was attending art class at the University of Minnesota Morris, where each student produced a still-life painting. I propped up my Mom’s party dress (the red background), her diamond ring and my grandmother’s antique Bavarian vase. Since the time of this painting the ring has broken, which makes this painting even more meaningful to me now. 20×18.