Monday, November 23, 2015

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

"Awake and Listening"

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This will be one of the paintings included in The Chestnut Group art show and sale benefiting Radnor Lake a Tennessee State Park in the heart of Nashville.  The show runs from November 6-8 at the Walter Criley Visitor Center at Radnor Lake.

Monday, September 14, 2015

"Summer Fling"

"Summer Fling"
5 x 7
Oil on panel
My husband and I went to Cedar Point this summer to ride the roller coasters, just the two of us.  And we had a blast!  They've got some awesome roller coasters.  This one was called the Raptor because your feet dangled as if a bird of prey had picked you up and was doing crazy air stunts.  Makes you want to regurgitate your food, too.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

"Reflections of the Day"

"Reflections of the Day"
5 x 7
Oil on Panel
There are several places that inspire me artistically.  Chattanooga is one of them.  It's a beautiful city with the river and bridges and public art everywhere.  It's a great place to be outside!  This is the Market Street Bridge at dusk.  The lights reflected in the river were fun to paint.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

"Granddad's Been Here"

"Granddad's Been Here"
6" x 6"
Oil on Panel
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Black Bottom Pie is a favorite family recipe, always demanded at holiday dinners.  Granddad has been known to sneak bites of chocolate from those who don't safely guard their treats.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

"A Study of Hands - Flute Player"

"A Study of Hands - Flute Player"
8" x 10"
Oil on Linen Panel
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My art teacher, Pat Thompson, taught me that hands are not difficult to paint or draw if you break them down into parts.  Each finger has 3 parts separated by joints.  She is much more accomplished than I am. I still find them challenging.

Monday, August 17, 2015

"Ye Olde Homestead"

"Ye Olde Homestead"
6 x 8
Oil on Panel
Having a little fun with color, this is the historic Hodge House in Percy Warner Park.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

"Preened Nobility"

"Preened Nobility"
11 x 14
Oil on Linen
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Another bird from Radnor Lake.  This painting will be included in a show sponsored by  The Chestnut Group that will benefit Radnor Lake in November.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

American Artist Appreciation Month

I did not realize that August was American Artist Appreciation month until I learned from the folks at Patience Brewster (where they make these beautiful handcrafted gifts and ornaments) encouraging me to post about American Artists (past or present) that inspire my work.

There are so many that inspire me that it's hard to name just one.  But I'll start with Karin Jurick, a current artist whose work I admire.
"Retirement Benefits" by Karin Jurick
 I love the vibrant colors she uses and her wide variety of subject matter.  It was her practice of painting small and often that inspired me to post paintings on  Daily Paintworks and to start a blog. She is a prolific painter and I love getting a message in my e-mail when she's posted a new painting on her blog A Painting Today.  They always inspire me to paint.

Friday, August 7, 2015

"Rosemary's Turkey Delight"

"Rosemary's Turkey Delight"
16" x 24"
Oil on Canvas

This painting will be a part of the Tomato Art Show this weekend in East Nashville at the Art and Invention Gallery

Saturday, August 1, 2015

"Little Sparrow"


"Little Sparrow"
6" x 6"
Oil on Panel

Thanks to Rodney Campbell for his photo reference on the Paint My Photo website.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

"Resting Easy"

"Resting Easy"
6" x 6"
Oil on Panel
This pup was looking so peaceful and serene resting at the dog park, quietly enjoying the Spring day as the other dogs were running about.

Monday, May 11, 2015

"Bottoms Up"

"Bottoms Up"
5" x 7"
Oil on Panel
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Another bird from Radnor Lake.  I don't know what kind of bird this is because I never saw the front or top.  Someone suggested it's a Tennessee warbler.  I caught him just when he was about to take off.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

"Dippity Do"

"Dippity Do"
6" x 6"
Oil on Panel
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Another in my series for Radnor Lake.  A few mornings ago I was thoroughly delighted to see a family of Canadian Geese - 2 adults and 6 goslings.  The goslings were just little yellow puff balls and so adorable barely keeping their balance as they drank from the lake.  I'll be painting more of this Canadian family in the near future.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

"Winter Blues"

"Winter Blues"
6" x 6"
Oil on Panel

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This little bird is all fattened up for the winter.  He is one of the many beautiful birds found at Radnor Lake.  Since Radnor Lake is one of my favorite places to commune with nature, I am doing a series of paintings of the park and the creatures that inhabit it.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Warner Park Show

"The House that Francis Built"
8 x 10
Oil on Panel
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This is the Hodge House in Percy Warner Park.
 
"Old Forest Hotel"
6 x 8
Oil on Panel
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This is a dead tree found in the Warner Park Hill Property, an old growth forest that has never been cut for timber.  Allowed to decay naturally, the dead tree becomes a home for many living things in the forest.

These two paintings will be a part the art show and sale benefiting the Warner Parks this weekend.  The event, called "A Heart for the Parks",  features paintings by the members of the The Chestnut Group.  For more information, click here to visit The Chestnut Group website.

Monday, February 2, 2015