Saturday, March 29, 2014


Splat!     Oil on Linen    10 x 10      $225

Did you know that certain chickens lay green eggs? I didn't until my friend Diane gave me one of her brother's chickens eggs. I was so intrigued I decided to set it up for a small Egg Tempera. I have a glass perfume bottle that has ruffles and ridges and I thought this egg would look great mounted atop this filigreed bottle. Of course just as I was reaching for the camera the whole thing was knocked over and went splat on the floor under the table. Between my cursing and trying to get the cat away, and then getting enough light to take a picture, the egg just slowly started to spread. I never did get a great photo of it, but enough to paint this little painting, which was great fun to do.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Apples in a Red Glass Bowl

Apples in a Red Glass Bowl          14 x 18        Oil          $450

Some of you will recognize that green striped cloth that you might have struggled to paint in one of my classes. I have painted it many times in the past and this time I think I may have gotten it about right. I love painting striped cloth but it is a brute to do, and just sorting out the confusion is something I like about doing art.