Friday, October 30, 2015

One Pink Daisy

Another painting of this daisy series completed this morning.  I haven't painted flowers in a while so it took some focus to decide what information to include and what to leave out.  Flowers have A LOT of detail :)


Daisy Duo

My aunt commissioned these daisies that I painted yesterday.  I had so much fun with all the bright colors.  It's been fairly cloudy and cold here in Springville so it was great to create a little bright spot!


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Shadowy Compliments

After a rough start on this painting yesterday morning and feeling too tired to finish, I almost ditched out on it this morning and started a new one.  But I have to say, I fairly happy with how it turned out.



Monday, October 26, 2015

Winey Tomatoes

My husband bought this bottle of organic wine, but because I'm pregnant I haven't been partaking in the vino!  Thought I'd do a winey painting and make a winey post about how I'm not drinking wine right now.


Sunday, October 25, 2015


I was in a bathroom yesterday that had a black and white checkered tile floor.  It inspired me to add a little pattern to my painting this morning!


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Glass and Colors

Today I was inspired by Carol Marine and Sarah Sedwick who both really bounce color around well in their work.  My favorite part about painting glass is putting in the highlights at the end!


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

White Eggplant

I decided to go for day 2 on the white eggplant.  They may be permanent still life subject matter until they go bad.  I'm not sure that they'd be worth cooking up for dinner.


Monday, October 19, 2015

The Illusive White Eggplant

My Dad had some white eggplants growing in his garden that I thought looked so cool.  Up until then, I hadn't seen a white eggplant.  I also got some purple eggplants from my Grandma last week.  I thought the two types of eggplant could make some cool color combos.


Thursday, October 15, 2015

Leaf and Cups2

 I experimented with some whites today.  It always amazes me how many colors you can see in white objects when you really start looking.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Leaves 2

I got these cups and plates from Deseret Industries (commonly known at D.I. here in Utah) a couple of months ago and I can't believe how much use I've gotten out of them already.  D.I. stores are a lot like Goodwill stores in other regions.  I'll continue to shop there for still life subject matter.  I got a whole box of dishes for $10.00 - all kinds of colors, shapes and sizes!


Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Leaf in Low Light

After a little break visiting my in-laws in Grand Junction this past weekend I'm back to my daily painting.  There were a lot of beautiful colors in the mountains on our way home.  I thought I'd try to capture the color of just (dramatic pause) leaf. :)


Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A Pair of Gourds

Wow!  I'll have to switch subject matter pretty soon.  The garden that I've been getting so many great colorful vegetables from is about done this year.  It sure has been fun to paint these edible items.


Monday, October 5, 2015

Garden Complements!

Got some great stuff out of my Dad's Garden yesterday.  I thought I'd go for a complementary color scheme this morning.  And complements to my Dad for growing such a great garden this year!


Friday, October 2, 2015

Four Trunks, Thanks Ali!

My brother-in-law Ali brought these great wooden elephants back to us after his recent visit home to Africa.  We just love them.  When my daughter Cami sees them she says, "Daddy elephant, Mommy elephant, Cami elephant and Baby elephant."  It's really the first idea she's had about us having a baby this upcoming Spring.  Thanks Ali!


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Shadowy Gourds

I just love the long stems on these gourds.  My daughter Cami has really enjoyed playing with them as well.  It seems that we get them away from her just right before she breaks the stems off.  I thought I better hurry up and do a painting while they were still intact.