Monthly Archives: February 2016

Labor of Love, a Still-life Painting Series with Quilts

– This is the background story to my Labor of Love series and how it all began – As a child, I was encouraged to explore the world with a craftsmanship mentality, focusing on activities that required attention to detail and time to nurture and develop. This worldview has stayed with me, now as a […]

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My Garden: End of February

{hellebore, one of my favorite winter flowers} As gardening is such a part of my studio practice, I thought this year I would share monthly snippets of this part of my life. {Naomi’s playhouse and sandbox in the middle of my butterfly garden} Not much occurs in the wet and cold month of February.  As […]

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Bittersweet, 32 x 40 inches

Bittersweet Bittersweet is a vine I have come to associate with cool autumn rambles on nature trails in and around the area I live (Alexandria, VA). It was on one of my solitary walks many years ago that I first encountered the exuberant color and form of the bittersweet vine. ……………………………………………………………. Framed Painting {32″ x […]

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Creative Process: Bittersweet, 32 x 40 inches

Bittersweet The idea behind this painting had been floating around in my mind for more than two years before I was finally ready to begin in November 2015. I knew the subject matter would require a large painting surface and I must admit I was a bit intimidated by the idea of painting a life-size […]

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Last Rose of Summer, 12 x 16 inches

Last Rose of Summer As the season slowed down this past autumn, my Queen Elizabeth rose bush gave me that last robust bloom. And when I was thinking about this flower and how it was special, I came upon this poem… “‘Tis the last rose of summer, Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are […]

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