A little Still-Life to warm up the day…

Tea and Manderines to warm up the day. A little still life I put on the back burner. It’s on my ‘To Complete’ list, as are many paintings waiting in line.

Nothing like a surprise Studio visit to get me motivated. You know, there are no chance meetings. We are meant to connect with those who help us on our healing journey.

Seasoned avocados…painted to taste…

Oils 8″x10″

Spent the the day painting my favorite breakfast food ~ avocados πŸ™‚ This was definitely a very enjoyable subject, I wanted to ad some interest painting the seasoning sprinkled over the avocado and plate. I’m happy with it and am planning on completing a painting again tomorrow.

The Pink Grad Dress

A color study of my daughter in her pink grad dress… Although I chose this pose for the study, I’ll be painting a different pose for the final painting and plan on painting a close to life size piece of her. I can hardly wait to start πŸ™‚

Off my easel…

I’m in the last stretch completing this painting.


Oils 8″x16″

Once dry, I’ll glaze it and complete the final touches. I’ve been working all day on this, the details seems to go on forever. Break time and then I’ll begin the new one.

October Skies…

Finally getting this painting off my easel and onto my wall. I painted this from a plein air study I did last fall near the market in Sidney. It`s a fairly large piece, 24“x36“

Back in the day

Back In the Day

Finally completed this Vintage car, really happy with how it turned out πŸ™‚

Strawberry Tea

It’s been a busy couple days and have had little easel time 😦  Now my camera is on the fritz for some strange reason, just trying to figure out how to reset it. This is the only decent pic I was able to get. Tomorrow this painting will be completed and the next one started. Busy working on creating a new still life set-up. Going to include some color. Ah I can see it. Now where did I put my sketch pad….and time for tea too, hippie style hehe πŸ˜‰

Pealed Manderine and grapes Study

I am planning on doing a couple of studio paintings in Chiaroscuro. Doing a couple of studies to get into the swing of things… so here’s study #1


Mother’s Kiss

I had completely missed ever blogging about this painting I did of Banafshe and Kuddus. I do have intentions of one day completing this painting πŸ™‚

Chalice and grapes on my easel…

Spent my day working on this little still life, have some tweaking to do still. I’m pleased with the outcome thus far.

Todays update….

Oils 18″x25″

Spent the day working on this painting. I have a few more final touches to paint, drying time is required. I’m pleased with how this is turning out. πŸ™‚

Studio still-life set-up