Wednesday, January 31, 2007

dried flower #2 5.5x7

I really like painting these dead flowers. They're kind of sad and dignified.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Monday, January 29, 2007

Sunday, January 28, 2007

coconut 5.5x7

I bought this coconut about two months ago with the intention of painting it. It has languished in my refrigerator for all that time.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

butter cookie 3.25x4

This painting is available for $40.00. The price includes shipping anywhere in the continental U.S.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

butternut squash 5x7

jalapenos 9"x9"

I finished this painting at about 10:30 yesterday (Jan.22) but I've been unable to connect to Blogger. Apparently they were down for maintenance.
NFS Commission

Sunday, January 21, 2007

seed pod #4 3.25x4

There's a liquid amber on our campus in front of my classroom. I like painting the pods.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Monday, January 15, 2007

knife 5.5x7

I was looking through some art books today and found some work by Richard Diebenkorn. It inspired me to do this painting.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Saturday, January 13, 2007

satsuma 5.5x7

This is an organic Satsuma tangerine that I bought up in Auburn specifically to paint. For some reason the "organic" ones are a lot lumpier than the non-organic ones. This one was one of the less deformed organics. It still had a lot more character than it's non-organic brethren.

Friday, January 12, 2007

three peppers 5.5x7


Chana Art Auction II

The last Art Room Auction that I did was a big success. Thank you again to everyone who participated. We bought a bunch of new brushes and acrylic paint. I just posted my 150th painting last night and a new term started at school this week. To celebrate (and hopefully make some more money for the art program at Chana) I'm auctioning off these five paintings with the price starting at only a dollar. You can visit all of my eBay auctions by clicking here.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

cactus #2 5.5x7

I bought this little cactus from Eisley's Nursery in Auburn several months ago. I only just got around to painting it.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Friday, January 05, 2007

Thursday, January 04, 2007

bottle with wasp nest 5.5x7

A friend of mine asked me why I chose to put these two items together. Here's the story.
I grew up in the foothills on several acres. There was a barn on the property that was older than dirt. It was filled with fascinating bits of old junk. There were old tools, cans and animal traps. The types of things you'd expect to find in a barn. It was also lousy with wasps. My sister and I played in that barn all the time. I don't think there were any old bottles in there but it doesn't matter. I always associate old stuff that looks like it could be found in a barn with wasps.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

star thistle 5.5x7

There are a bunch of dead star thistles across the street from my house. They remind me of bones.
Click on the detail picture to enlarge it.

Monday, January 01, 2007