Monday, February 29, 2016

Work in Progress 2

After a lovely birthday weekend I sat down to paint the still life I started last week.  I'm still really enjoying the colors of the fruit although I realized it's lost some if it's luster since I first set up the still life.  I'm glad I took a couple of photos as fall back reference!

Thursday, February 25, 2016

In Progress: Larger Still Life

Yesterday I started on a larger piece 12x12in.  It's been fun to set a few more objects up and work a little bigger.  Here's my progress so far starting with a photo of my still life.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Fat in Half

I realized today that avocados are really only good for one short sitting. I was glad I painted them in first before they got brown and weird looking!


Monday, February 22, 2016

Peeled Orange and Colored Glass

The beachy oceanic color schemes continue in my daily paintings as the snow continues to fall here in Utah.  Whew, it feels like it's been a long winter.  But, I'm still enjoying all the reflections in the colored glass with fruit.


Friday, February 19, 2016

Cup of Orange

I went for colored glass again this morning.  These colors remind me of sipping a yummy orange drink on the beach.  I'm really ready for a little beach time after all this snow we've had in Utah this year.


Thursday, February 18, 2016

Blue Green Blood Orange

I found some more great stuff at the D.I. (Deseret Industries-like Goodwill).  It felt great to get back to color this morning after all my recent white subject matter studies.


Tuesday, February 16, 2016


Threw a little more color into my whites this morning.  The inversion has lifted a little this morning in Utah Valley.  Time for color and fresh air!


Monday, February 15, 2016

Sweetheart Rose

After a wonderful weekend away, I came back to this lovely!  Starting to wilt slightly, but still as beautiful as when I left.


Thursday, February 11, 2016


I got some beautiful white roses from my husband for Valentine's Day. This one was so fun to paint!


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Another White Cup

I decided to take another go at this cup this morning just to see if I could pick up some more information.  It went a little faster this time!


Tuesday, February 9, 2016

White Cup

Still working on adding more colors to my grays and whites.  Sometimes the simplest things are also the hardest.


Friday, February 5, 2016

Take One Down

There's this great gin called Jack Rabbit that is distilled at Beehive Distillery in Salt Lake City.  It's got great flavor with notes of rose petals.  I found this bottle in our cabinet and decided to try painting it.  My only regret is that I couldn't give it a sample as I'm pregnant now.


Thursday, February 4, 2016


My husband and I quit cold turkey on the soda in 2009.  Since then we've come to really enjoy kombucha tea.  Recently, we ran into these kombucha sodas that are Dr. Pepper, Rootbeer and Cola flavors.  It feels like soda is back!


Tuesday, February 2, 2016


I've been really craving the oranges lately!  This morning I was inspired by Carol Marine.  I love how she stacks and arranges fruit with such fun colorful combinations.


Monday, February 1, 2016

Good Morning

I haven't painted many eggs, so I thought I'd use our last egg this morning as subject matter.  We had ground beef and vegetables for breakfast instead.