Friday, December 28, 2007

KM2042 Duke

Here is a commission of Duke, an incredible Australian Shepard rescued from a shelter by loving parents to whom he gave so much love in return. He visited our mountain place here in Colorado every summer and was quite the loyal herder, keeping track of all the people that ever went hiking or walking. It was a big job as the hikers never stayed together, but Duke got lots of excercise as he kept track of each every person until they returned home.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

KM2039 Listening and Waiting


This little robin caught my eye and camera one spring morning. He is perched with such a look of anticipation that I hope I caught in the painting. Bird photos are a challenge but I am out looking for more all the time and know with the advent of spring I will have a great time just looking and photographing them to paint.

6"x6" oil on gessoed board
$100.00+ $10.00 shipping and handling

Monday, December 17, 2007

KM2015 Laughing in the Sun


Last May while in Greece, I probably photographed every poppy that was blooming. They were not as prolific as I had hoped but such a beautiful contrast to the ruins where they would sprout and decorate the centuries old cities.
This little painting is an oil on gessoed board.
It is 7"x5"
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Thursday, December 13, 2007

KM1072 Paris Reflections


This is one of my favorite scenes from a trip to Paris a few years ago. It was a picture in the making when the sun came out right after a rain shower leaving brilliant reflections that engage the viewer.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

KM2047 Ocotillo


While visiting Tuscon, Arizona several years ago I photographed the blooming Ocotillo. They are one of my favorite desert blooming cacti with their brilliant red orange flowers just sitting atop the long stalks of the cactus. The blooms may be small in size but not in the attention they bring to themselves with their luscious color.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

KM2038 Growing Wild

Every spring I seek out new places where the poppies are growing. I am drawn to the wilder gardens that have little structure letting the poppies and whatever is growing with them decide the textures, patterns and compositions that I may then photograph and put on canvas.

Friday, December 7, 2007

KM2024 Summer Glories


Flowers are of course one of my favorite subjects to paint. I have been fascinated with painting more intimate views by looking close up and giving importance to the individual flowers I see. This viewpoint is created with vibrant color and texture to reflect some of the wildness in the garden.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

KM2037 Vibrant Poppies

I suppose my title for this is a bit redundant as poppies are naturally vibrant which is part of the reason I am drawn to paint them again and again. They are just nothing but a joy to paint as much as look at and keep me in such a good feeling place. I only hope they do the same for all who view my interpretations.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

KM1057 Columbine and Paintbrush

Our state flower, the Columbine is such a delicate beauty in contrast to the hardy and brilliant Paintbrush. These are found in Colorado in the mountains during the month of July in the higher country.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

KM1058 Meow

It seems there is no subject that is not my favorite. Being an animal lover I paint everyone I can get a good picture of. This was a commission for a cat owner

Monday, November 12, 2007

KM1054 A Blaze of Glory

This Aspen scene was incredible. I found this area on top of Indpendence Pass on the Way to Aspen where my husband likes to ride his bike to the Maroon Bells while I stop every 3 feet finding yet another composition to photograph.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

KM884 La Barca

Venice and boats!!! They are so seductive with such sensuous lines. I am drawn not only to their beauty but the reflections in the water that seem to double the beauty as well.
14"x11" Original oil on linen-framed
$1200.00 + $40.00 shipping and handling

Friday, November 9, 2007

KM1047 Warm Silence

Colorado provides an abundance of wonders in nature. Fall is especially magical when the Aspen turn to the multitude of ochres, yellows and oranges. Kenosha Pass, where this was painted is one of my favorite places to go.
6"x4" original oil painting on canvas
$75.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Thursday, November 8, 2007

KM1048 Last Light

I went through the Sand Dunes National Monument at dusk while driving home from a visit to Ann Buell Fine Art gallery in Ruidoso, NM where I show work.
Needless to say, my trip was slowed to a halt while I spent an hour photographing the incredible dunes with dusk light upon them.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

KM2033 Textures of Fall


While on my daily walk with my little dog Farley, I saw this scene in the park where we go often. He was bored as I spent time taking pictures to help me remember the incredible mixture of warm oranges, reds and yellows contrasted by the more muted mauves. I am anxious to create a large painting of this piece in a more abstract interpretation rich with texture.
7"x5" Original Oil Painting
$100.00 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

KM829 Floating in Giudecca

I have a lifetime of photos to paint from Venice, Italy. The huge variety of boats are a particular passion for me to interpret on canvas.

Monday, November 5, 2007

KM1020 Poppies Along the Wall

Poppies Along the Wall was inspired from a scene while visiting Telluride, Colorado last summer. It is a high mountain town filled with charm and I came across this scene while wandering around some of the side streets.
5"x7" Original Oil Painting

Saturday, November 3, 2007

KM537 Spring in the Cotswolds


Several years ago I discovered the Cotswolds in England thanks to my great travel companion Pat who finds wonderful places that we can immerse ourselves in behind the eye of the camera. This was just one of more than I have a lifetime to paint!

5"x7" original oil on gessoed board
$100.0 + $10.00 shipping and handling

Sunday, October 28, 2007

KM2032Along the Path


This landscape painting was created from a photograph I shot while visiting Greece with my husband Jim. We visited last May when all the flowers were starting to bloom, both in the luscious potted flowers along the cobblestone streets and in the fields out in the countryside.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

KM2003 Siesta Time

While on the island of Hydra in Greece and lost in the maze of winding paths I saw this burro leaning into the wall of a shady spot oblivious to our plight. He took my mind off of being lost and late for our boat's departure while I stood and photographed the sleepy guy. We did make it to the boat on time!

24"x12" Framed original oil on linen
$1750.00 + $50.00 shipping and handling

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

KM832 Spring's Warm Light

Late day always has magical light, especially in Provence, France. In my usual wandering with a camera in front of my face this was one of many beautiful late day scenes I found.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

KM1089 Greek Poppies

These red poppies were found in Greece on the Peloponnese where we visited last May.
European poppies are such a vibrant red, unlike any I find here in the states. They seem to grow anywhere from fields to cracks in the stone steps.
This painting is a study for a larger version that I plan to do and is posted on my website:.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

KM1055 Endless Summer

These wildflowers were blooming the summer following a forest fire. They are testament to the power and glory of nature.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

KM2016 Gazing


Gazing is another inspiration from my trip to Montana, but this little guy was found when we went up to the Canadian side of Glacier National Park. The town we stayed in is Waterton and the deer are part of the small town that is surrounded by water and nature.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

KM1056 Evening Descends

This painting is from a trip to Provence in the spring. I am enamored with the Olive tree orchards and love the mixture of the blue green leaves of the trees, the knarly tree branches in contrast to the brilliant red poppies swaying from the ground.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

The Aspen Stand


This was a scene found outside of Crested Butte, Colorado one of my favorite spots to find incredible wildflower reference, but the Aspen in and amongst the whole area provide a plenitude of painting ideas both in the summer and in the fall.

KM2012 Grazing Time


I painted this little guy from a photograph that I took in New Zealand while traveling with my husband a few years ago. I have so many photos from my many ventures abroad that I am planning a series of small paintings that are from all my favorites. It will be a challenge just to sort through my vast collection of photos, but stay tuned!
12"x9" original oil on gessoed board
$925.00 + $40.00 shipping and handling

Sunday, October 7, 2007

KM1046 Dreamland

The other title for this painting is: My Cousin's Dog. It literally is! This was painted as a donation given to a fund raiser here in Denver called the Bow Wow Benefit which raises funds for Diana Price-Fish Cancer Foundation and MaxFund Animal Adoption Center.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

KM957 Paris Street

Paris is a city of a million paintings! This colorful scene was in the Opera district of Paris right after a small rain shower and just as the sun started to peek through the clouds.


Friday, October 5, 2007

KM2005 Found

This painting is my donation for the 2nd Annual Art & Artifacts Benefit for Project Education Sudan:
Every brushstroke used is with hope that through my painting I can make a difference for this incredibly worthy cause.
I chose to paint this child, for he seems an inspiration to me carrying a load I never knew as a child.

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