Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Red and Yellow Tulips

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - Here are some tulips from our garden.  I was attracted to the contrast between these and the hosta.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Peony - Coral Sunset

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - This is one of the newer varieties with strong stems that do not fold over in the first storm.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Three Green Bottles

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - I found these tiny bottles and have been exploring how light works on them.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Teacher's Bell

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - I don't suppose these bells are used anymore, but I found one that is fun to paint with all its tricky reflections.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Monday, May 9, 2016

Three Blue Jars

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - Here is the second painting that I made of my blue jars.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Peony - Pastel Elegance

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - Every year we love to visit Blossom Hill Nursery in Peterborough when the peonies are in bloom.  There is not enough room in our garden for all of them but it is great to see them while they are on display.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Two Blue Jars

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - I picked these jars up some time ago thinking some day I would like to paint them. Well that day finally came around.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Blue Poppy

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - For gardeners, the blue poppy is special, partly because true blue is rare for flowers and partly because it is so difficult to grow. We traveled many miles past Quebec city to Grand Metis in the Gaspe to Reford Gardens. That's were we saw blue poppies and it was well worth the trip.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Edge of the Marsh

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - Even though we are surrounded by natural places, we don't always get a chance to get out there to see them. At least we can put reminders of them on our walls.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Peony - Golden Wheel

6 x 6 inches - oil on gessoboard - Yellow peonies are special and still not very common.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Tay Ling and Shadow

9 x 12 inches - oil on hardboard - Here are Tay Ling and Shadow. They are gone now but remembered fondly.  Tay was not the sharpest knife in the drawer but had his charms. He was a stocky large shih tzu and his neck was so thick that he would slip out of any collar so we had to put him in a harness. Our grandchildren called him suitcase. Shadow was a nervous dog who always had to make sure everything and everyone were ok.

Monday, May 2, 2016


8 x 8 inches - oil on gessoboard - This is Zipper. He likes people and greets everyone that visits us. He does his best to charm them all, especially those who are not particularly fond of cats.  I guess he is just trying to convert these unbelievers.