Sunday, October 22, 2017

Mug, Glass and Red Pears


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It was really hard painting on gessobord after a couple of weeks working on linen and canvas.  I forgot how slippery it can feel!  Found this mug at Target...another item in one of my favorite colors. 

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Friday, October 20, 2017

#270 Red Plums and Blue Glass


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I'm posting things out of order because I painted this one before the pumpkins!  Painted because I like white and glass...also had some red plums on hand 

8x8 inch oil on linen panel. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, October 16, 2017

#269 White Pumpkin and Glass


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I started this painting last week and finally finished it yesterday.  Not that I'm complaining!  I took a break from it while I attended Sarah Sedwick's workshop in OKC!  Three days of learning and painting.  I'll include pictures in my next post! 

10x10 inch oil on linen panel. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

#268 Pumpkin on Blue


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I painted this pumpkin awhile ago.  It was hard to get a good photo of it without a glare!

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, October 9, 2017

#267 White Pumpkin on White



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I painted this piece for this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge, "The Fall Challenge".  I was experimenting with painting a white object on a white background.  I really enjoy painting on these Senso linen panels.  You can find them here.





6x6 inch oil on linen panel. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Sunday, October 8, 2017

#266 Jalapeños and a Tomato


Not for Sale (6x6 inch oil)

This painting was my second attempt at painting jalapeños.  My first painting was a different composition and I overworked it.  I'm much happier with this one.  :)

Here are a couple of process shots...




6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Thursday, October 5, 2017

#265 Three Apples and a Bowl


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Sometimes I really struggle to find a composition I like, but this one happened in a couple of minutes.  I love it when that happens :)

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, October 2, 2017

#264 Three Grape Tomatoes


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I enjoyed painting the saturated reds and all of the reflected light.  

5x7 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Sunday, October 1, 2017

#263 Four Apples on White


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I painted these apples a couple of weeks ago.  lately I've been blocking in the whole painting and then adding the details.  It's been working pretty well.  

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, September 25, 2017

#262 Sunflowers in Orange Bottle


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I've been painting a lot of sunflowers the last couple of months.  I just like them so much.  Painting the orange bottle was challenging...especially the lightest bits of orange.  I like the pop of orange and pink in the shadow.

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Sunday, September 24, 2017

#261 Three Sunrays


SOLD (6x6 inch oil)

For this painting, I slowed down and tried to simplify.  It was really fun to paint.

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

#260 The Last Peach


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Painted quickly so that my daughter could eat this peach for a snack...and then she decided she didn't like it.  Anyone else have a picky eater at home?


6x6 inch oil on linen panel. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

#259 Purple Peaches and Glass


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More paintings of glass and trying peaches again. 

5x7 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, September 18, 2017

#258 Morning Flowers 2


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I run by these flowers on most mornings and they are so pretty!  I think they are a type of hibiscus.  They catch my eye every time.  It was hard to get all the subtle shades of purple and pink and the texture of the petals.  The darks in the actual painting are a little darker than they show in the photo.  

8x8 inch oil on gessobord panel.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Saturday, September 16, 2017

#257 Oranges on Pink and White


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Once again I am way behind on posting!  I painted this almost 2 weeks ago when I didn't have much time and wanted to keep it simple.  These are little oranges are small and kind of flat on top, but can't remember the name of them.  

7x5 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, September 11, 2017

#256 Oranges and Sunflower on Blue


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I had a lot of fun painting this one!  I used a Senso linen panel and loved the feel of applying paint to it!  I'm working on getting more accurate photos of my paintings.  This one still feels too cool.  The colors are warmer in the painting. 

8x8 inch oil on linen panel.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Sunday, September 10, 2017

#255 Simple Sunflower


SOLD (6x6 inch oil)

I painted this last Saturday afternoon while my husband and daughter were at a football game.  I picked it to keep things simple but it was tougher than I thought is would be!  A sweet friend of mine has already claimed this one.  Thanks, Christine!

6x6 inch oil on gessobord.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

#254 Shine On Us


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I've been doing some quick 15-20 minute sketches before I start a painting.  Sometimes I use it to solve potential problems and sometimes it just helps me warm up beforehand.  I did one for this painting because the vase is new and I didn't feel confident since it is white.  I actually liked the sketch more than the final painting!  The photo of this painting is a little washed out on the right side, again.  


The original sketch


12x12 inch oil on linen panel.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, September 4, 2017

#253 Warm Plums


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This is the last painting I did of the plums.  I decided to use a mustard yellow because I thought it would look nice with the rich colors of the fruit.  I also attempted the white plate again.  I had to redo it several times, darkening the values.  

6x6 inch oil on gessobord.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Sunday, September 3, 2017

#252 Plums, Plate and Glass


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I'm still trying to catch up on my blog post.  The photo is a little washed out on the left.  For this painting I tried a somewhat new perspective for me.  I also added a white plate, which usually gives me lots of problems :)  I used my spotlight (which I've now broken), and I'm still working on how to lighten the values where the spotlight hits.  

6x6 inch oil on gessobord.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Friday, September 1, 2017

#251 Complementary Plums


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Purchased some plums last week at Sprouts and I've painted a few pieces with them this week.  I've just been late posting them!  

6x6 inch oil on gessobord.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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#250 Sunflowers in Pitcher


8x8 inch oil

This one was a struggle from start to finish.  I wiped off the pitcher once.  Then I started painting things out of order (for me) and started having problems with the edges.  I decided to experiment with softer edges in most of the painting.  

8x8 inch oil on linen panel.  Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

#249 Colorful Assembly


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I really enjoyed painting this one.  It's painted on stretched canvas, which isn't typical for me.  My brush strokes don't show up as much on the canvas.  Maybe I need to use thicker paint in areas.  But I still really like how it turned out!  The photo is a little washed out, especially near the top.

12x16 inch oil on canvas. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

#248 Sunflower and Glass


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I keep adding glass to my paintings lately.  I'm trying to get better at it because it's fun and I like what it adds to a painting.  I've never painted this orange bottle, though I've had it for a long time.  I also added a sunflower from Sprouts!  I really like the shadows made by colored glass.  

10x8 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

#247 The Aviator's Wife Book Club


SOLD (12x12 inch oil)

This month we read "The Aviator's Wife" by Melanie Benjamin about Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh.  Fascinating story.  Didn't know much about them beforehand and definitely made me want to learn more!  Found these flowers alongside the road.  

12x12 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

#246 Purple Vase and Orange


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Painted this today while my little was at pre-k!  It was her 3rd day and each day seems to be getting better for her.  Change is hard, right?  It was so nice to paint during the day instead of late at night and also not feel rushed.  I actually set this still life up on Friday, but I didn't have time to paint on Saturday and wasn't feeling too well on Sunday.  Thankfully the flowers were only wilting a little.  I painted the vase at one of those paint your own ceramic places.  I still want to go back and paint more pieces for my still lives. 

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Friday, August 18, 2017

#245 Orange, White and Blue


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I love how this one turned out. I had to wipe the glass vase once but aside from that it just felt like magic.  I keep trying to push myself in my edges.  

6x6 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

#244 Jif


SOLD (7x5 inch oil)

Painted this week for the Daily Paintworks Challenge, The Name Brand Challenge.  I've tried something different the last couple of days.  I've started out my painting with a 15 minute sketch on oil paper.  It's been helpful.  I know they aren't a final product so I've felt more free to just go for it and it has also helped me solve problems before I get to the real painting.  I'm including a photo of the sketches below.  



7x5 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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Monday, August 14, 2017

#243 Afternoon Lemons


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I painted these lemons on a little table in front of a window in my studio.  I don't think I've ever painted anything in this kind of light.  It gave the lemons a really different look than when they are in my shadowbox.  I want to experiment with it a lot more.


7x5 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com

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Friday, August 11, 2017

#242 Blue Vase, Flowers and Peaches"


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Tried to keep the flowers somewhat loose by mostly just blocking in the lights and darks.  Also wanted to add some peaches because they will only be around for a little while longer!  This is the blue vase I purchased from At Home a couple of months ago.

A couple of process shots below...






10x8 inch oil on gessobord. Email me at suitabledesigns425@gmail.com
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