Monthly Archives: October 2014

Blue Hydrangeas in Blue Willow, 14 x 18 inches

Blue Hydrangeas in Blue Willow This is the third composition of the commission. From the two previous paintings I learned a lot about what I appreciated most about the beauty of hydrangeas, and taking that knowledge I set out to create a painting that was just focused on the flowers. I did not want anything […]

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Ode to Fantin Latour, 18 x 14 inches

Ode to Fantin Latour This is the second painting completed for the commission. With this painting I selected a dark background and was inspired by the floral compositions of Henri Fantin Latour. My goal was to highlight the blues of the hydrangeas by incorporating flowers and objects that were both complementary colors and analogous colors. […]

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Mid-Summer Hydrangeas, 14 x 18 inches

Mid-Summer Hydrangeas This painting was the first composition of the commission. And I wanted to emphasize the blue of the flowers by surrounding it with warm tones and lighter values. This painting is also a testament to my life since I moved to the mid-Atlantic region. The background is a remnant of the sandy-hued silk […]

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My Still-life Commission Process

Sometimes I am asked if I ever complete commissions, and my answer is “yes, I do!” and then I go on to explain how I approach commissions, as my process is not typical… this is because when I work on a commission, I paint three different compositions of the subject matter, and my client gets […]

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Still Life with Currants, Bleu Cheese, and Wine, 4 x 6 inches

Still Life with Currants, Bleu Cheese, and Wine I am drawn sometimes to paint the scenes that mark important and festive times, and to me a cheese and fruit board accompanied by wine is one of my favorite ways to celebrate a big milestone. What do you do? ……………………………………………………………. Framed Painting: SOLD {4″ x 6″ […]

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