Carolina Lemons

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aren’t just any lemons, they are what could have been the last of the prized lemons of my sister Theresa’s Lemon Tree! You see, in Carolina we rarely have a deep freezing ice storm, especially in the coastal area of SC where she resides, but the evening before […]

Majestic Hydrangea

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of tiny flowers form bouquets of various hues, the hydrangea blossoms. Each one picks up a degree of dramatic light to reveal their individual form when placed in a simple glass jar.

Black-Eyed Susan with WatchDog

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work is a playful configuration of a garden scene featuring a Chinese Watch Dog and Black-Eyed Susan flowers.

Grandmother’s Vintage Glass

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is a collection of some simple glassware from my grandmother.  It is actually from my Aunt Jeannie’s bathroom.  My grandmother painted flowers on the two tall pieces of glass and my aunt placed Camellias in the container to the right.  Because it was my grandmothers’ we all treasure […]

Still Life with Gerbera Daisies

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still life is almost like a fiesta, it is bright colorful, sassy, hot and spicy.  Though some of the neutral colors and the blues may be a little calming the reds are exciting and the lines throughout the Gerbera Daisy plant excitedly dance, the same is true with […]

Hydrangea Chameleon

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chameleon of the plant kingdom, hydrangeas can be a wide range of colors from white to red to blue to purple, all depending on the acidity of the soil in which they grow.  These mop head hydrangeas have tiny little flower clusters that look like bouquets and are […]

Still Life with Hydrangeas

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painting arrangement of flowers, apples, mangos, bananas, tomatoes  and peppers is a painting that makes me happy when I look at it.  It’s direct and fresh and for me it projects a sense of joy!

Window Dressing

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small cluster of Alstroemeria placed in a tiny antique pitcher sit daintily on the kitchen window sill adorned with cotton lace curtains, bathed in beautiful  morning light.

Three Apples

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painting was done totally with the palette knife, I toned the canvas sketched out my drawing first with a brush, and then put all brushes away and completed the work with the palette knife. Back and forth with color upon color, thick impasto layers!

 

Crock with Apples

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work is one of a series of works I have painted featuring some of my collection of salt-glazed pottery from Germany.  I love the rich blues (our family calls them Barnette Blue’s) and the textures of the ceramics.  This particular painting is a larger work as is the crock itself.

Stein and Apples

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is another painting in the collection of salt-glazed pottery series (from Barnette Blues). From a high vantage point, this one is different from the others in it’s point of view but it has the similar subject matter.

Crystal Vase with Roses

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work is more impressionistic with less detail, giving the viewer the information he/she  needs to see the blossoms, however not flooding the senses with an overload of unnecessary information for the intelligent viewer.

Salt-Glazed Pitcher with Apples

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was our first wedding anniversary in Germany. Shortly before we celebrated it, we hand selected a beautiful pitcher in the salt-glazed factory to be specially designed for us.  It was helpful to know people who worked at such places so early in our tour of Germany!  Many years later, I decided to […]

Tomatoes, Onion, and Garlic

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Onions and Garlic were groceries I purchased like so many from the produce department, or farmer’s market and arranged on the tablecloth or near a window like so many other food items.  I told my youngest son not to touch them; they were not to be consumed until they […]