Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Autumn Abstract Landscape

The autumn season has arrived.  Sunshine and cool temperatures make September one of my favorite months.  Strolling along a country road, noticing the changing colors of the vegetation, and feeling good was the inspiration for this square format landscape painting.  It was created with oil paints on a square canvas.  Although the original was a 12x12 inch canvas, reproductions up to 36x36 are available from my website.  I hope you will stop by for a visit.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Harvest Time Painting

August and early September are one of my favorite times to paint still life.  The produce is coming on fast and furious and I am constantly inspired to paint the harvest.  Right now I have green beans and tomatoes that I can hardly keep up with, but the most beautiful of all produce is the fruit that is available.  This painting was inspired by a rich red Bing cherry.  The full juiciness and color caused me to create this 6x6 inch still life oil painting.  That's it!  A single cherry!  The original can be purchased here at my Etsy shop or reproductions in all sizes are available from my website.  Now, I'm off to gather more inspiration from the wonderful season of fall harvest.  

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Large Cruciform Abstract Painting

One of my favorite designs is the cruciform.  In this abstract composition, I played with paper, paint, ink, and charcoal on a canvas surface.  The original work was created on a 9x12 stretched canvas, but with the capabilities of modern digital photography,  small collages can be reproduced as very large abstract paintings.  If you would like to purchase the original, please contact me at smallimpressions@hotmail.com.  Reproductions are available from my website here.  I hope you enjoyed looking and will stop by for a visit.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Stormy Afternoon Landscape Painting

Second in my recent series of little landscape paintings is this 8x10 oil on stretched canvas.  It was inspired by one of those rare stormy summer days when the wind is blowing, the rain is pouring, and then the clouds part and the sunlight streams down giving a little glow to the world.  The original will eventually be listed in the Barns and Buildings section of my Etsy Shop.  Fine art reproduction prints and posters are available from my website, here.  I hope you will stop by and take a look.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Country Barn Landscape Oil Painting

Abstract paintings have been my staple for quite a while, but recently I felt a need to get back to some representational work.  This is one of three little 8x10 landscape paintings that I recently finished.  It was fun to go back to oils and brush up my skills.  Both the original and reproduction fine art prints and posters are available for purchase.  The original painting is listed in my Etsy Shop, here.  Reproduction prints and posters are available from my website, here.  I hope you will stop by.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Signature Series Abstract Painting

The second in a series of abstract paintings inspired by the beautiful calligraphy of the handwritten signature, this painting was created using acrylic paints on a 9x12 inch stretched canvas.  Reproduction prints and posters of this painting are available here, in my abstract gallery at Fine Art America.  The first in the series is also available.  Check out my entire portfolio by visiting this gallery.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

South by Southwest Abstract Painting

Working with the lines and circles motif, I'm still creating my latest abstract series.  This image was developed with mixed media and acrylic paint on a 9x12 inch stretched canvas.  As I worked, my mind kept gravitating toward the colors of the Southwest, turquoise, yellow, and orange.  Scribbles and swirls of paint and charcoal with a few strips of patterned paper combined for the finished painting. Fine art reproduction posters and prints of the image are available here, in my Fine Art America Abstract Gallery.  I hope you will stop by for a visit.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Rings and Circles Abstract Painting Series

The second in my series of rings and circles abstract paintings took a while to post, but here it is.  I'll admit it; I've been procrastinating.  I've had a new laptop for months, but don't like installing software. A history of installation trouble kept me from moving forward.   So there--my excuse for irregular posting.  Today I finally did the work and put the software on the new laptop.   I guess there are no more excuses.  Information about this original painting, reproduction prints, and posters are available from my website.  I hope you will visit.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014


On the road for the past month, my travels have created a big challenge for keeping my followers updated on my work, but I'm finally home and it feels good to get back to my usual routine.  I created this original 16x20 inch abstract before my travels began.  I was inspired by of Jane Davies and the abstracts she creates.  We have a lot of similarities in our work and a lot of differences.  It seems we are both intuitive in our creations and work with organic shapes, colors, and designs.  However, from my research, it seems she works on paper most of the time.  My work tends to be on canvas.  If you explore our work, I think you'll see some of the similarities and differences that I discovered are apparent. Reproduction prints of this painting are available from my gallery at Fine Art America.  I'm working on some companion pieces in this series which I will be posting soon.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Minimalist Spring

After the dark and gloomy days of winter, it is refreshing when blooms finally begin to appear.  The Iris blooms that inspired this minimalist floral painting blessed my backyard and gave the rest of my garden a role model to follow.  I couldn't resist painting this early leader of the garden parade.  The original painting is on canvas and is 8x10 inches.  Reproduction fine art prints are also available.  Visit my website and this page for details on sizes, surfaces, and prices.

Saturday, May 10, 2014


Entitled Intersections, this painting is all about things connecting.  It is the intersection of dark and light, of black and white, of pattern, of color, of shape, and of media.  Acrylic paint, acrylic ink, charcoal, and chalk are all a part of this little intersection.  Reproduction prints are for sale from my web site.   There are many options for reproduction.  I hope you will stop by and visit. 

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Energy Burst Mixed Media Painting

Adding charcoal and chalk to a textured burst of color has been happening with my creations lately.  Something about making a good scribble on top of a painting feels great.  Color, movement, and energy combine for a satisfying day of painting.  This painting is available as a reproduction fine art print, canvas print, or framed print from my website.  I hope you will stop by for a visit and to see some of my other abstract and mixed media paintings.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Orange and Blue

Mixed things up today with some acrylic paint and charcoal.  I love the contrast between the orange and teal and the textures in this fun little abstract.  The painting is available up to a size of 37x48 from my website.  I love the miracles of modern photograph that can take the original 8x10 painting and make a beautifully detailed reproduction in a great big size!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Swirl Series

As promised, here is the second painting in the Swirl Series.  This one is called "Texture."  I love the thick, swirling paint and the texture that was created with palette knife and brush.  So much color fun!  Reproduction fine art prints are available here.  You can also see my other abstract paintings by visiting the abstract gallery at my website.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cleaning Up

It is official: This March has broken the record--most rain ever in the month of March for Western Washington.  As I watched it pour down this afternoon, I decided it was time to clean the studio.  It felt pretty good.  While I was at it, I ran across a delightful pair of abstract paintings that went to the Juried Show at the Washington State Fair a few years ago. They were framed in matching gold frames and are delightful.  I dusted them off and took a few photos.  This one if now for sale as a reproduction fine art print at my website.  I will be uploading the other in the next few days. The originals are going up on the wall.  It is time for a change.  Bright colors--no more rain!