This fruit still life is another demo that I did for my oil and acrylic workshop. Those blue strokes in the background photographed a little lighter than they are in the painting. After numerous photos I gave up!
This oil painting is a 40 minute demo I did for my still life workshop today. I wanted to emphasize the importance of keeping the painting loose and designing the canvas, concentrating on the big shapes. I plan to carry it just a little further and hopefully not destroy the spontaneity.
This miniature oil floral took more time to do than some of the larger ones. Seems I am always thinking just a few more brush strokes to perfection. One has to remember that it also just a few more brush stokes to lose the freshness!
Painting this oil seascape of colorful boats kept me busy during tropical storm Lee. I actually had a purple boat for a while but it has long gone to boat heaven.
For those of you inquiring about painting workshops, I have one starting Friday September 17th in Foley, Alabama. I think there are still some openings. Also, I added a new one In Fairhope, Alabama . Look on the upper right side column of my blog to see the dates.
5 x 7 OIL ON PANEL
I thought about naming this oil painting "oh please don't can me" , but sanity prevailed. You got have some fun some how. Actually, this still life of colorful fruit and a clear glass canning jar was a lot of fun to do. I love painting the reflections on clear objects.
I have been painting since the first grade when teacher made me draw the Santa Claus on the blackboard for Christmas. (Of course that was pre ACLU). I am from Holly Springs, Mississppi originally, a small town in Northeastern Mississippi, where I had my first real art lessons from the local artist. I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Southern Mississippi. After college I lived, painted and studied in New Orleans.
Currently I live in beautiful Gulf Shores, Alabama with my husband Ed.
I love painting figures, still lifes, beach scenes, or just about anything else that gives me the opportunity to play with color and shapes.
My goal in painting is to have fun creating a visual feast for you to enjoy, all to the glory of God.
If you see a painting you would like to buy you can purchase the painting directly from me.