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Oil Painting: Warren Dunes Sunset

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WarrenDunesSunset

Remember that night we were camping at Warren Dunes, and we tried to make it to the Lake Michigan beach for the sunset? We were a little late, but the vibrant sky and the dark beach and the fresh air felt like another planet. This little painting doesn’t do it justice, but it was fun to try.

Click on the painting to see it in my etsy shop.

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Grapes and Star Fruit

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10 by 8 inches, oil on gessoed hardboard

This turned out much more detailed than I planned, and it was a lot of fun. It’s from a photo I took some time ago – enough with the photos! I aim to do some painting from life soon.

Available – $140

A Pair

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6 by 6 inches, oil on gessoed hardboard
6 by 6 inches, oil on gessoed hardboard

I finished two paintings yesterday – one of a lovely sunset we saw a while ago on a road trip, and one of a couple yellow pears. These were both from photos I took some time ago. Meredith said I should definitely paint the sticker on the pear, and I think she was right.

Available – $80 each

Pasture

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6 by 6 inches, oil on gessoed hardboard

We had a lovely, quiet Christmas Eve yesterday. I painted while the girls tried out new toys. Today we celebrated with family and had a great time. Merry Christmas!

 

Clementine and OJ

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6 by 6 inches, oil on gessoed hardboard
8 by 10 inches, watercolor and marker on gessoed illustration board
8 by 10 inches, watercolor on gessoed illustration board

It’s almost Christmas! Here’s another still life with a clementine and juice. Holly drew circles which might be people or “round and round things from a movie”. Then she painted black over everything – night. And then she took pink and purple paint and brought the dawn – wake up time. It took a while but eventually the black night paint lifted. Meredith had a dream a few nights ago about candy land, where treats are nutritious. It was such a good dream, she made this painting of it. The snowflakes are black licorice.

Clementine and OJ: available – $80

Pumpkin and Knife

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6 by 6 inches, oil on gessoed hardboard

This pumpkin has been sitting around the kitchen for a while now. No danger of being turned into a jack-o-lantern at this point, but pie sounds pretty good. Does the pumpkin look oddly small? It’s a big knife. I was deliberate with painting first the shadow areas, and then the light, and I think  it helped. Hard to figure that out for the background, though.

The Grove, Before the Snow

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8 by 10 inches, oil on gessoed hardboard

Last week Holly and I traveled around Glenview taking some pictures in the morning light. This is the boardwalk down in front of the Grove, a historic preserve. It was cold — the walkway was coated with frost. That night our first four inches of snow fell.

Available – $140