Peek-A-Boo

I had a blast painting this clown fish!  This little fishy looks like he is swimming through anemone that is truly alive.  I feel I achieved multiple levels of depth in this piece, and I am very pleased with the way it turned out!

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Clown Fish
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Mr. Owl

Mr. Owl and I have quite the relationship! Quite honestly, I never thought I would finish this painting.  Several weeks ago I started this painting, and several weeks ago I stopped working on this painting!  I got frustrated in working with his feathers.  I wanted them to look real.   However, I did not let Mr. Owl beat me! His  piercing eyes seem to be focused on a tasty supper, while his feathers have the appearance of being soft and well…feathery.  Overall I am very pleased with the way this painting turned out.

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Mr. Owl

Lady Bug, Lady Bug

Simple yet very challenging! A tiny white flower is the landing spot for this lady bug.  During this painting I realized a white flower is not simply the color white. The petals reflect the colors around it as well as the natural colors produced in the flower itself.

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Lady Bug, Lady Bug

Fresh Berries

My favorite fruit is the strawberry. I remember sitting on my daddy’s shoulders as we went to the strawberry patch when I was a little girl.  Without a doubt I ate more than I picked to put in the carton!

I am very pleased with the realism in this picture. The dark negative space makes the focal point of red berries in the white bowl stand out.

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Fresh Berries

Iceberg

The idea of painting an iceberg came from my daddy. We were talking one day, and in our conversation I mentioned I wasn’t sure what to paint next. He suggested an iceberg. I am happy with my very first attempt – I feel I achieved depth and realism in this painting.

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Iceberg 

In Flight

This painting was a challenge for me in many ways. I am very pleased with how my sky turned out, as well as the different layers of feathers in the hummingbirds body. I also added depth in the flowers to give a three dimensional look.

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In Flight

Green Peaks

My goal in this painting was to show depth, contrast, and texture.   I like the bold yet organic edges of the mountains. I also like how the water reflects the warmth of the brown in the mountain side, as well as the green bushes that grow along the waters edge.  This painting gives me a calm and peaceful feeling.

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Green Peaks