"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Monday, December 8, 2008

" First Snow"

8x10 Oil on panel

A post from the past, palette knife painting.
This is a very nice small painting, done with the palette knife on panel.

Hope you enjoy it.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Canyon Lands

Image Size 6.5 x 10 Watercolor
Double Matted and Framed
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Monday, November 17, 2008

Miniture Pumpkins Still Life

6 1/2 x 17 1/2 x 1 1/2
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I am working on some still life paintings to practice on some of my weak areas. I don't really enjoy doing still life paintings and would much rather do landscapes and wildlife but I feel my work will benefit if I do something different for a while and who knows maybe I will grow to like this form of painting.

I read that a lot of artists seem to go through a FUNK at this time of the year.....Boy, can I relate to that! I think I am going to do some of my stained glass projects just to break up the monotony.

P.S... I would really appreciate opinions about this painting....I struggled with it alot...so any critiques from my fellow bloggers would be most welcome to help me see things outside of my BOX!

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Monday, October 27, 2008

Standing Tall

18x24 Watercolor
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Matted and framed

An emotional week and through my tear swollen eyes I painted this very beautiful fall stand of trees. I kept thinking to myself to hold my chin up......Stand Tall and keep looking ahead.

Hope you like this one as much as I do.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Portrait of a Zinnia

16x20 Watercolor
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This portrait is of One of the many zinnia's that
are growing in my yard. I cannot believe that my
yard is still so alive and vibrant with color this late
in the season..... it is also very overgrown and
unmanicured right now too as I have not had
time recently to do more than the quik lawn
mowing once a week.
Hope you enjoy this blossom as it promises
to freeze hard soon!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Lamoille in the Fall

18x24 Oil Palette Knife painting
You asked for it! A palette knife painting....Whew,... do
you know how long it has been since I did a total
knife landscape? Hmmmm, at least 16 years ago,
probably longer but I failed to date the last
one I did and cannot really remember.

I enjoyed the challenge and loved the freedom of this
style of painting. Very satisfying when you backup
and see that the blob of paint you just put on
actually does look like a tree!
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Monday, September 15, 2008

Lamoille Fall ~ Study

5x7 OIL
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This is a small study that I am planning on painting a larger
version of in the very near future. It won't be long
now....down to just a few weeks that I will be able to have
this view in the canyon, I am hoping I can go do some more
Plein Air painting up there before the weather gets too cold!
My son told me today.....according to the Farmers
Almanac we are in for a COLD winter... so I am hoping to drag
my pack mule (my husband) out before the winter season starts.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Brownlee Lake

9x12 Oil En Plein Air
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I started this painting on the first lake we hiked to. It was a
very serene place and you could watch the fish jumping in the
lake, however we didn't catch anything here. My oldest
granddaughter kept asking me about the sticks in
the water... you know...."How did they get there?"
....."What was there first the tree or the water?"
Seeing life through a childs eyes....almost makes me
wish I were a kid again!
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Friday, June 13, 2008


8x10 Mixed Media Watercolor & White Acrylic
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Meet.. Orion. This cutie is my good friends Susie & Bill's dog.
He always looks like he is up to something.....fun. He was an
adorable puppy and now he is just as adorable as a teenager!

This painting is a gift for my good friends....enjoy!


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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Rubies study Watercolor 5x18

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This is one of last Thursday's watercolors. I am striving
to do a large expanse painting of the Ruby Mountains that
are in our area.....so I am practicing....and practicing and
of course more practicing in order to feel comfortable painting
a large one of this mountain range. I hope before the summer
is over I can tackle it large....yet another goal!
I have so many and life is so short!
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Plus,.... we are busy with our yard work
now that the weather is warmer...this was this
past weekend ....pouring the 2nd half of the concrete
pad ...to park our little RV trailer on.
Thank you Kevin for your help! we couldn't have
done it without you.

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Solitude 22x28 Oil

Solitude.....the name of this painting came to me while
in the process of painting and I found that I was loving
the quiet solitude of this place.
This is a much larger painting and the Blog just doesn't
do it justice. I hope you enjoy it.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

High Mountain Road 11x14 Watercolor

This is a much older painting that I
am sending to a local shop in town to
show .....sell......hopefully. So I needed to
catalog it.....which is another great use
of this blog. This one is framed with a
simple oak frame and nicely matted to
show off the colors...which are stronger
than what you see here but I had to take
my photos through the glass today!

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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Ruby Dome Ranch Study 6x6 Oil

I was rummaging around the studio .......a little
frustrated with the still life piece I am working on
and found this little guy. Yvonne and I had a good
day of Plein Air painting on a beautiful day last
I like this one......... and I don't care if anyone else does!

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Crocus 5.5x7 Oil

One of the first signs that spring is here....I love
crocus blossoms...but they don't last long so I
had to be quick to catch them in the garden.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Henrietta 5x5 Watercolor & India Ink

This is my good friends Bill & Susie's hen...I have been enjoying
eating her eggs for breakfast almost daily...and have wanted to
paint a hen...or rooster for a while now. This is one of last
Thursday's paintings.....I had to come home and add some Ink
to her to make her lights stand out...I have trouble leaving
the white of my paper.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

True Friend 5x7 Watercolor

My Cat.....Miss Kitty is my truist of friends. We have
the most wonderful conversations....she never minds
when I talk to much or to little, and she always listens
with patience......never interrupting but always contributing
to the conversation. I finished this painting yesterday....it
is the 3rd or 4th time I've painted her....and am sure
I will again.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Susy Blue 7.5x10 Watercolor

Every Thursday I get together with a few
friends....we paint,eat, laugh and throughly
enjoy our time together. My friend Susie has
a beautiful blue pitcher with a nice history
behind it. We set it up to paint a few weeks ago
and I liked it so much I painted it three times......
and liked all three paintings!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Lamoille Spring Melt 20x24 Oil

Lamoille Spring Melt is an older painting that
I have hanging in my home. For a long time one
of my goals was to learn how to paint water....
then rocks under water....I am still trying to master
both water & rocks.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Trickle 9x12 Oil

This painting was started out on a plein air
day and finished up in the Studio......as many
of my plein air pieces are.

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Lupine and Light 16x20 Oil Palette Knife

I love seeing the wild Lupine in the Spring. This painting was fun for me, I wanted the unrestricted and abstract
feelings that the palette knife gives me for this piece.

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