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    A girl and her dogĀ 

    Today when I sat down to paint I didn’t quite know what I was going to do. Then it was suggested to me to paint a picture of a photograph I took of a beautiful field and silo in the background. It was changing from green to yellow, as the season turns from summer to fall. I thought that was a brilliant idea and began the painting with that photograph in mind. It was originally painted horizontally (green side down) where the green was an intent at the first layer of paint for the yellow field. However, it soon came to my attention that I was out of all my…

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    Woodland Life

    When I was first messing with oil paintings, I did a series of animals (including our horse – Pocos Free Chuck) as a gift for my mother. She now has a whole gallery in her home – much to my embarrassment!

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    Ballerina

    When I was going through my feverishly painting stage, where I painted at least one or more paintings in a weekend. I completed these ballerina’s. I wanted to try doing a painting in a monochromatic scheme and this is what I got in the end. I wanted to do a close up of her fallen head and shoulders, and it turned into the painting I titled, sorrow below. The pink painting, was done in acrylic and is a much more recent painting I did of a photo I took of a ballet we saw performed this year. Please enjoy.  

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    Dancing Couple Series

    During a particularly stressful period of my life, I spent a lot of time painting to relieve that stress and I picked up my oils and paints and would paint all weekend long. During this period I painted a small collection of dancing couples. I googled images of dancing couples and once I found an image that I liked I painted it to the best of my ability and of course, I let my creativity and colors I wanted for each image shine through. Please enjoy one of my favorite groupings of paintings, the dancing couples.  

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    Coral Reef

    I painted to large coral reef paintings from photographs I found in two very different places. Although, together they look like they were made for each other.

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    Rooster Bob

    We had a very proud rooster that passed away this year. His name, was Rooster Bob. Rooster Bob used to protect his hens like nobodies business, god help you if you got to close! I took a picture of the proud rooster one morning, and this is the resulting two paintings, one in oils, and the other in acrylics.

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    Short brush stroke style

    I experimented using short brush strokes and just dabbing at the canvas, and blending paints by dabbling. In this way I created the below two paintings. Both of these paintings were painted from photos I found in books.