"Paintings from a natural frame of mind"

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Setting Sun

12x16 Oil on linen panel

 An appropriate post today, my prayers go out to those who have been ravished by the storms, the sun will shine again.
This is the scene from my back windows, a previous post was from the front porch. I don't mind so much doing the dinner dishes while I watch the sunsets unfold.

Hope you have a great day, thank you for stopping by.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Pretty White Orchid

16x8 oil on Linen Panel

I bought this pretty white orchid to paint a few months ago, it's gorgeous blooms have amazed me with how long they have lasted. I have procrastinated so long that it really is almost done now and I'm afraid with my indoor gardening skills it may never bloom again, poor thing. I think the painting turned out nice though and now I've saved the last blooms forever!

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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Arroyo Vista View

8x12 oil on Linen panel

One of the views from my front porch, nice isn't it? Last year at this time I painted this scene and it was a disaster and is in the "burn me" box. After I finished this painting I dug out last years just for fun to see my progress. I had a wonderful laugh and gave myself a pat on the back, got one from my husband and daughter-n-law too!  Now I'm going out to Burn that Box! LOL

Here are a couple of paintings from the last 2 classes, I know some of you are interested in seeing what is pushing me outside of MY Box. Stacks of chairs and rusty wheels...stuff I would not choose to paint on my own but has helped in my growth.

 Have a great day! Thanks for Visiting!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Early Morning Shadows

10x12 Oil on Linen

On this spot of the road if you look the opposite way is a gorgeous breathtaking view of the glaciers in the Ruby Mountains, however, the little aspen grove behind me with the sun peaking through is what really grabbed me and begged me to be painted.
Here's to simple pleasures in unexpected places, especially here in the high deserts of Nevada!

Thanks for visiting!