Mother’s Day Portrait? And “Desire”, 6×8″ oil painting of ceramic bird, flowers and painted flower pots, and Thank You Ann.

There is still time to get a portrait of your favorite mom and child in time for Mother’s Day! If you’re interested, call or email me right away.

Lately I’ve been naming my paintings during the setup process, which is a lot of fun. Doesn’t this bird look like she wants to be just a little closer to those flowers?

Yesterday I fought a battle with lemon yellow and lost badly. I had been cleaning up my studio (to start teaching painting lessons for grown ups – call or email if you’re interested), and I ran across a couple old paintings with vibrant yellow-green that I just can’t create with my current pallet. I couldn’t remember why I took lemon yellow off my pallet in the first place, so I put it right back on there yesterday. And then after many hours of struggling with a painting I realized why I took it off my pallet in the first place!

So today it’s still on my pallet, but way down in the corner where I can’t accidentally mix it with anything. There’s a little of it in the flowers here, but it’s no where else on the canvas.





Thank you so much, Ann, for the collector photos! Your home is beautiful. Here is Courthouse under Yellow Sky (part of my Brookings series) in it’s new home at Ann’s house.