Friday, June 29, 2012

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Schaefer road 2

Schaefer road is our route out to a main road we are five miles from that direction and two miles from the south.  We can travel endlessly on back roads in two other directions living smack dab in the middle, between Michigan State and the University of Michigan.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Garden Butterfly

The inspiration for this painting came from the Daily Paintwork's insect challenge.  Venturing into my yard on the look out for some insects and discovering many in the vicinity of a large lavender patch.  Blue and browns together has always held an attraction to me.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Kitty combo

She is the only girl in a litter of five, one brother is gray, one is black and two have stripes, her colors come from everybody, being the only girl she received all the soft fuzziest fur.

Friday, June 22, 2012


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This is not one of my usual daily paintings, today it was completed.  This is a representational design of some lily's in a more whimsical setting. This is an original oil painting with a variety of textures that did not come from brush strokes, hope you enjoy it.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Schaefer road field

The land near my home is mostly used for farming. The quiet beautiful fields always attract my attention.  This is one of my favorite subjects to paint.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Kitty 3

These kittens are so funny yesterday all five were climbing a flowering crab tree and trying to outdo each other.  Mom sat and watched them run up, cling to the bark, hang, dangle, fall or jump down, usually two or three at time as they took turns.  They play together then they get all pooped out and take a nap together.  I feel bad breaking up the family but it's time to find some homes for them.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Flowers on the table

This table is a cutting block in my kitchen near a door wall that leads to the patio. The light coming from outside really caught my attention as the flowers were being arranged into a vase. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Remember the tulips

These tulips bloom next to a tree in my yard. This is a raised field stone flower bed filled with soil otherwise they wouldn't grow because of the roots.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Big leaf


Previously these strawberries were painted from a still life and while that was set up some additional photographs were taken.  These strawberries are tiny compared to some recent one's that we ate, you just can't use everything for art although I try.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Stripes everywhere

Just another kitten from the litter of five. The eye's are so colorful right now. Wonder if they will change as they do with children as they grow.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Aw kitty

We have 5 kittens that are 4 weeks old. They are starting to get rowdy and keep us entertained. This is my husbands favorite so he might be a keeper.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Polka dot tumbler

Just happen to look at the DPW challenge and in my camper there was a tumbler that qualified as a subject. These little circles really are fun when ever they are noticed.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Purple store

Most of this was painted plein air on location in the town of Williamston in Michigan.  My shadows were important and had changed drastically so my reference photo was used to finish the painting.