Dec 15, 2011

Curtain Call

 30 x 40"

I finished this tulip painting today. The flower that is peekaboo-ing open was the hardest, probably because I fretted over it being perfect as a natural focal point. I am already getting anxious to be in the flower gardens next spring, photographing new tulips for new paintings.

Here is a photograph showing the beginnings of the peekaboo flower. 

Dec 13, 2011

I'm working on a big one: 30x40". Yesterday I sketched out the darks and background blossoms; today I'm filling in the middle blossoms and greenery. It snowed this morning. It finally feels like Christmas.

Dec 6, 2011

Birthday Girl

6x6" oil
just sold

I enjoy paintings of food. Lighting makes food look better than it really is, and cupcakes are no exception. I just want to stick my finger in this frosting. I may have jumped on the cupcake bandwagon just a bit...there seem to be so many cupcake paintings on the market recently, but they are just so darn cute. Thanks to Lindsey Peterson for baking and frosting this one for me - I found her at the Provo Farmer's Market selling her gourmet cupcakes and they were just right.

Dec 3, 2011


16 x 20" oil

This is a favorite color scheme. I'd like to do more paintings of this patch of flowers. I can remember how warm it was the day I photographed these - the sky was an impossible blue. Today, it was windy and 28 degrees. It's December in Utah! To my dear friends the B's who are getting this painting: Merry Christmas, and I am so happy you had a good 2011.

Dec 2, 2011

This 16x20" oil painting needs to be done ASAP for a Christmas client. I love the pastels. Tomorrow I will mix the greens and work some more.