A koi for Matisse

Here it is all up close. Its another long day 1:34 am and I just got my paintings up loaded and now.. I’m off to bed. Because of the zoom you can see the canvas here but in reality you don’t notice it 1/2 as much.

Koi for Matisse

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Here is a photo of my daily painting on one of my easels, j so you can see the scale of these 8 by 10 canvas panels. Sometimes when I see them on the computer screen they look pretty big.
                                      watercolor on a canvas panel,  $75.00

Lake Wylie Dreams

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8 by 10 $75.00 Acrylic on wood


I really had the urge to paint tonight, I guess this is a feeling that most painters feel.  The need to create.  Its like an addiction.   Its almost midnight so I’ll say ….

Good night all.


P.S.  there is a BIG storm outside at the moment.  I love the rain,,, thunder, not so much.

Little butterfly and milk pitcher

 6.5 by 8.5 $75.00  This small painting is for sale for $75 dollars & Its ready to frame since its double matted.

 This butterfly doily and milk pitcher is after Arlea Pech…. She taught me how to paint realistic still lifes.   I love her work and will always enjoy seeing what she comes up with next.   Of course, its not for me.   I have learned to paint in this manner but  I learned something even more important…it isn’t my style.  When you first start to paint, you’re really hunting and searching for your own voice. you take classes from all types of instructors.  Your learning their techniques and their approach.   You’ll keep some of the techniques and you’ll also be throwing out some of it.  From all of these great teachers you are learning to find your way toward your own style.

Over the years I have always loved exaggerated color, I ‘ve always been drawn to paintings with great contrast.  This contrast may be in color, value or  color temperature.  I guess I like opposites! After painting hundreds of paintings, I think I ‘ve found my true voice.   I like a more impressionistic style which allows me the freedom to change things and to paint loosely with a little more imagination.  I love painting from my own mind’s eye.  Allowing the painting to tell me what it needs and accepting assistance from my creative muse.   Its isn’t what everyone does and that’s really OK.  I also allow myself to paint in a style that is reflective of my personality.



8 by 10 75.00 A watercolor on paper

I think these photos just don’t turn out at night as well as those taken in outdoor light.   This painting is much more delicate than this photo shows.  I think its the flash. 

It is 11:54  PM and I’ve just finished this painting and hurried to get it on line before midnight.  I’ve really been having a difficult time getting all these commissions finished.   I had three  this week, and two of them were larger paintings, I’m still working on them, I’ll try to post them later this week if I can.