Sunflowers From Nancy

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 $135.00 USD (10x20in on repurposed stretched canvas)

My mother in law brought me some fresh sunflowers yesterday!  We’ve been teaching my 2 year old everybody’s name lately, so when she walked in my daughter says, “it’s Nancy!”  I cracked up, and now can’t think of anything else to call this.

I invited a friend over to paint giant bouquets with me (our shared favorite subject) this week; maybe I was doing a little practice for that.

Pink Copper Pumpkin

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SOLD (8x8in on canvas panel)

I had one more request for the copper and pumpkin – and I’m okay with that.  These subjects have been so much fun to paint!  My mother in law dropped off a large bouquet of sunflowers today though so I might have to shift gears and do those next!  Maybe if I start complaining about my lack of apple pie in the house someone will drop that off next…..maybe. ::wink::

Tricycle Shadows

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Tricycle Shadows (5x5in on wood block)

My friend L came over today in need of some inspiration and re-excitement about painting.  I’m glad people reach out in times like this, apathy as an artist is a scary emotion.  Anyways, she brought her plein aire easel over and we set up in my front yard ( I had to stay in baby monitor range after all) but luckily we found some good compositions to paint there.

We did my daughter’s trike for a warm up, then switched over to my neighbor’s colorful trees and swing.  Overall, lots of encouragement and excitement happened.

 $60.00 USD (8x8in on canvas panel)

Copper Harvest

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SOLD (8x8in on canvas panel)

I got a request for copper, pumpkin, and sunflowers among all my fall paintings this week.  But my sunflowers are biting the dust….so I did them anyways, and I think it works.

Fall Colors

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For Sale at Trimble Court Artisans in Fort Collins, CO (8x8in on canvas panel)

For an art lesson today I told my friend we would be painting the Fall colors this week hoping we could look out the window at the neighbors trees and do sort of a landscape.  But on my walk to the library today my daughter and I collected all these vibrant leaves on the sidewalk, so we made a still life instead.  It turned out better than I thought it would, though I think I’ll try again on a more neutral background next time.  I especially love the glowy shadows under each leaf.

Pumpkin Patterns

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 $65.00 USD (8x8in on canvas panel)

Hmm, the background is a little greener, but with the snowy day I couldn’t quite get a good picture of it.

Anyhow, the last few days have been gloriously Fall-like.  We just have a bizzare snow shower happening today.  My kitchen is currently full of buckets of the last of the garden’s harvest – which include 3 large pumpkins!  The pumpkin in the painting is the last one my daughter picked out at the grocery store around the corner and I wanted to make sure he got his spot on a canvas too.

There’s a snowman in my front yard and I’m resisting the urge to put on Christmas music and paint wintery things….it is still October after all.

First Fall Sunflowers

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For Sale at Trimble Court Artisans in Fort Collins, CO (8x8in on canvas panel)

I’ve had my mom in town again, and while she is a very easy and gloriously helpful visitor I still don’t sit down to paint while she’s here.  But today I did – my soul just needed to.  I did these sunflowers a couple days ago but it didn’t turn out.  Sometimes that happens.  So I tried again today and learned from the last one and I think this turned out better.  I also had time to throw out a mini from the same still life.  I probably should have done the mini first to loosen me up…..alas.

For Sale at Trimble Court Artisans in Fort Collins, CO.

(5x5in on wood block)