Friday, May 13, 2011


This is a portrait of a little girl that is friends with Cora. She is so beautiful, I just had to paint her. I remember years ago painting a portrait and not being able to see subtle warms and cools. It was so discouraging! But when I was painting this portrait, I could see so many colors that I couldn't paint them all. It was so exciting!

Monday, May 9, 2011

"Bacche Rosse"

This is my most recent still life. Experimenting with leading the eye in a path through the painting. Harder than it looks (:

Thursday, February 17, 2011

'Une Rare Beauté'

My most recent portrait. I'm still loving that unfinished look. Hope everyone else does too (:
While I was painting this I could really tell that my colors were coming easier to me, there were some that I did that afterwards I realized I didn't even think about them. My hands just did the work. It was a really cool feeling. 
When I was doing my apprenticeship with William Whitaker he used to talk about how you always have your palette set up the exact same way, and pretty soon your hands just go to colors without you having to think about it. How cool is that!?

Thursday, February 3, 2011


I revised this painting one last time, just the tea cup. Its really hard painting a picture on an object. To make the object look 3D, but the picture on the object look flat, without making that particular part of the  whole thing look flat. Does that make sense? But, I think it turned out way better, I'm very happy with the end result. 

Friday, January 21, 2011


I wanted to do a really simple painting of these pearls that I love! I've always like that unfinished look, but the more I paint the more I like it, especially the warm underpainting coming through the cool top layer. 

Don't you love glazing!?!

This is a recent still life that I did, I was experimenting with fabric, and how that could improve my work. I like the directional flow that it adds, helps to lead the eye and adds dimension. When I was finishing this I decided to warm up the painting as a whole with a glaze, and change the background a bit, thanks to my hubby's advice. Seems to flow a little better now. What would I do without critiques? (: