The Spice Mill

  The Spice Mill, The Netherlands – 6 x 6 inch acrylic on Ampersand Gessobord   It’s good to give yourself challenges from time to time. That’s why I enjoy the Daily Paintworks weekly challenges. I’ve been wanting to paint this image since coming home from The Netherlands in March, but never seemed to get…

Camera Shy

  Camera Shy – 6 x 8 inch acrylic painting on heavyweight mixed media paper  (SOLD, thank you!) I don’t often paint animals, but I couldn’t pass up a chance to paint an owl. This was part of the Daily Paintworks challenge for the week, the “Who Are You” Owl challenge. Take a look at…

Three Petite Paintings

I seem to be painting in series of three these days. Maybe it’s because I’m the third sister, one of three girls. I’m not sure. But it is fun to paint in multiples. I painted these three graphite and gouache portraits in one evening. They are petite, approximately 4 x 6 inches each, and painted on watercolor…

The Royal Beauty

The Royal Beauty – 12 x 12 inch acrylic painting on stretched canvas (SOLD)   Earlier this summer, I showed you a study that I made for this painting…I called her Marie’s Sister. This is the finished painting I made for my client. It was really such a great experience for me, to take in…

Fiona – Original Portrait Painting

Fiona – 6 x 6 inch acrylic painting on Ampersand gessobord  I see why Gustav Klimt painted a lot of redheaded beauties…it’s just a fun color to paint with, and makes for such a striking and dramatic portrait. While her scarlet hair was fun to paint, I thoroughly enjoyed painting the layers of roses surrounding…

Oriana

Oriana – acrylic portrait painting on 6x 6 inch Ampersand gessobord   This is the second portrait in my experimentation with “Art Nouveau meets the Fauves” color and style combination. I really enjoy painting with these colors. I also enjoy naming my paintings. I do research online, for names in different cultures and time periods,…

Catalina

Catalina – Original portrait – 6 x 6 inch acrylic on Ampersand gessobord (SOLD, thank you!) I love working with bold colors. Here, I am combining the look of those beautiful Art Nouveau models, with the bright colors of the Fauvist painters…a combination of Alphonse Mucha, and Henri Matisse. I love the result! There are three, so far, in…