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There is nothing more cheerful than sunflowers. This started as a still life painting in the dining room, which I finished in the studio after the blossoms faded.
Pantry with glass, Oil, 11 x 14, 2012, Gift
Dixie’s pantry was full of fruit. I liked the contrast of the light shining on the fruit and through the wine goblet with the dark wood panel in the background.
Blue Urn, Oil, 16 x 12, 2012
At the northern end of Canandaigua Lake there is an old mansion with extensive gardens called Sonnenberg. It still retains many elegant elements of days gone by, although there is also a feeling of abandonment. I was intrigued by the large blue urn standing sentry in the open doorway.
Reflections, Water Color, 12 x 9, 2010
I set up a still life in front of a window in my dining room and was amazed by the reflections. I really like the abstract nature of this still life.
Japanese Anemones, Watercolor, 9 x 9, 2010
This watercolor's original composition was rectangular and included more of the water container. I think it works much better in a square format without the distracting water container dominating the scene.
Barlett Pears, Oil, 7 x 5, 2012, Donated
I painted this small painting for a This Century Art Gallery fundraiser. I was attempting to create a highly realistic painting of these Bartlett pears.
Dixie’s Pantry, Watercolor, 8 x 10, 2010
Dixie lives at the top of a mountain in the redwood forest above Santa Cruz. Her house is simple and rustic and I found many details that inspired me there. There is just something magical about being surrounded by redwood trees.
Primary Flowers, Japanese paper collage, 13 x 11, 2008
The primary colors of this flower arrangement caught my eye. This was an experiment creating a collage using handmade Japanese papers.