Constructing a still life is part of the fun in painting. I look around to see what I have. In this case, it was two old fashioned fruit jars and a more modern round one that something from the store came in. I tinted water in it with blue food coloring to make a contrast with the dull brown jars.
This is an 8 x 10 painting of granny smith green apples, a pitcher and dark plums painted in a loose, “painterly” style. To see a price, click here.
Lucy’s guardians won the Humane Society’s pet portrait painting, dog division in their 2020 online auction. I donated two pet portraits for this auction, a cat painting, shown last week and a dog painting. Lucy is a wonderful, elderly dog who is very lucky to be owned by a loving owner.
Kahlua is a very privileged cat! She is owned by people who take her everywhere with them throughout the United States. She rides in an RV and walks in a harness! Kahlua’s guardians were the winners of the Humane Society’s pet portrait painting, which I donated for their 2020 auction.
This small acrylic painting on canvas panel gives another look at a plant that is also known to many people as a brown-eyed susan! It grows in many states in the south and elsewhere. Many consider it as just another wildflower. As a cut flower it is long lasting and decorative. For further information about the painting, click here.
Here is another look at a cluster of flowers from the yellow jessamine plant. These plants are attractive and bloom in many states from December through March and again in the fall. They can be purchased in pots in various nurseries as they are very popular. In the south they are often seen climbing fences, mail boxes and pergolas.
This is a small acrylic painting on canvas panel. For further information about the painting, click here.
This is a small painting on canvas panel of a plant used by native Americans to treat burns, insect bites, tooth aches, throat infections, pain, coughs, stomach cramps, snake bites and wounds. Because of its healing properties, it has been researched by pharmaceutical companies. For further information about the painting, click here.
This is an oil painting on stretched canvas. These plants have two or three inch wide flowers on one to two foot stems. They are found in many states and often will bloom from June to September. For further information about the painting, click here.
This is an oil painting on canvas panel of a plant most of you know well as it grows in many states. It attracts butterflies, birds and insects and is well known for its healing properties. It has been used for muscle spasms, as a diuretic, for arthritis, eczema and for other illnesses. It does not cause seasonal allergies and is not poisonous. For more information, click here.