Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Red Box Radishes

oil on paper mounted on board 6" x 8"

Did you know that radishes shrink to half their size if left out of the refrigerator overnight? So this was a one day effort- which I very much enjoyed. Painting in one long, intense session can be very satisfying.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Jerusalem Lutheran Church Graveyard, Late Afternoon

oil on paper mounted on board 4"x 8"
My teaching schedule is over for a while, and painting outside is really getting me fired up! This is a two hour oil sketch of a local church's quiet backyard. I'm now working on a larger version.

Here is another quick study- of a garden in the rain. It was my first outside painting for more than a year, and although it was a dark scene, it broke the ice for me. 

Monday, June 5, 2017

Manhattan Rooftops

pen and ink 9"x 6"

Friday, June 2, 2017

Small Cactus

 oil on board 6"x 6"

I love rosette patterns, as seen in this small "hen and chicks" cactus plant.