Sunday, October 12, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Early in the morning, just as the sun comes up, little rabbits creep out from their burrows and venture through my neighborhood looking for a tasty treat, hopeful that the dogs and children will be absent. It was one of those sweet dawn bunnies that inspired this oil painting. I tried to capture the morning light, his curious nature, and the fearful awareness that must be part of his everyday life. The original painting is 6x8 inches on stretched canvas. It is available for purchase in my Etsy Shop along with some of my other small paintings of birds and animals.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Bartlett pears start appearing on the trees in mid August and share their sweetness into the fall season if stored well. This contemporary still life oil painting was inspired by two yellow pears that didn't last long, not because of storage, but because of flavor. They were devoured soon after their debut. As they tilted toward one another, it was as though they were in love. All that is left is this portrait of their torrid affair. Reproductions of this oil painting that documents their brief affair are available at my website, or just click on the prints tab at the top of the page.
Friday, October 3, 2014
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you have probably noted a new look and some added features. At the top of the page there are tabs that will take you directly to my original small paintings and one that will take you to a gallery of my reproduction prints. I'm excited about the updates and hope my readers will find them helpful. I will continue my blogging and sharing as I wander through my artistic pursuits. Today I am sharing a small painting that will not be reproduced. It is 4x6 inches and was created in oil paints. It can be purchased here from my Etsy shop, but you will not find it available as a reproduction print. When it is gone, it's gone.