34th Street, New York City

34th Street, New York City

For some reason, I just loved this particular view last time I was in New York.  I walked across the intersection dozens of times taking pictures.  I’ve painted several versions already, and I’m not done–I’m working on a few more now. This one is 6 x 6, oil on 1/2 inch board with slots in the back for easy hanging.  Click here to bid.  Go here to see all my paintings on eBay, and check out my Daily Paintworks gallery,...

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“Soho Street”

“Soho Street”

  This is one of those paintings that pleased me so much that I just couldn’t stand to part with it for the longest time.  I just loved that little bird in the middle of the street. Anyway, I think I can stand to let it go at last, especially as I now have another four or five, painted much more recently, that I can’t bring myself to part with. It’s strangely hard to give some of them up! This is 8 x 8 oil on 1/2 inch...

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The Modern-Day Mad Men?

The Modern-Day Mad Men?

I painted this during a workshop I took with Karin Jurick in New York. I wanted to learn how to do cityscapes that were more about the people and less about the buildings.  So I stood in this spot where I liked the shadows and the light and the background, and I waited for the right person to walk by.  After a few minutes this guy strolled by in his nice suit. Perfect!  He was rounding the corner onto Madison Avenue, so here he is:  My...

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On Earth as it is in Austin

On Earth as it is in Austin

I am just ridiculously happy with this painting. I won’t say it’s a perfect painting, but it just came together all at once, with absolutely no fussing or reworking. I was in a gloriously happy mood when I took the photo–just so pleased to be back in my native Texas, wandering around my alma mater (UT), taking pictures in the gorgeous October sunshine.  And then I was also gloriously happy to be back home, a couple months...

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Rue Saint Denis, Montreal

Rue Saint Denis, Montreal

I spent a little time in Montreal in August.  It’s a beautiful city, and while it is very French, it’s very North American, too.  Sometimes I felt like I was in Seattle, or New York, or San Francisco–and then there are those moments when it feels very much like Paris, or Lyon. Either way, it’s a lovely place, and I’ve had a lot of fun making paintings from the photos I took there.  Here’s one of...

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Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

Rue Saint-Séverin, Paris

This was our best night in Paris.  We’d been wandering around the Latin Quarter where our hotel was when it started to rain. So we ducked into a doorway, and I pulled out my camera and shot pictures of people running around under umbrellas. The light really was as purple and blue as it is here. Those are the Gothic spires of the Saint-Séverin church in the background. This is actually a study for a larger painting. If you’d like to...

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Old Town Alley

Old Town Alley

The alleys are the most interesting part of Old Town, painting-wise.  If you get there at the right time of day, the light just slides in between the old Victorians and creates all kinds of lovely shadows.  Sometimes, I even manage to have a camera in my hand when that happens. At the end of the alley is the North Coast Co-op, our local grocery store. Just in case you were wondering. This is 8 x 10, oil on board, in a frame.  Please read all...

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Rue de Seine

Rue de Seine

This was one of those perfect nights in Paris, and to be honest, this painting is exactly how I remember it.  All the food stands on our little street (Rue de Seine) were still open, and we were wandering from one to the other, wondering if it was going to rain, and trying to decide what to have for dinner.  My husband bought the food; I took the pictures.  Just about every Paris painting I’ve done from that trip came from the photos I...

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Soho

Soho

I came back from New York with dozens, possibly hundreds, of these kinds of street scenes. There’s something about the way the street meets the sky, and the way the buildings crowd in from the sides, that I just love. 8 x 10.  Click here to bid.  Go here to see more...

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Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Tomatoes

I’ve painted these blue cartons of cherry tomatoes before–I pick them up at the farmer’s market every time I go, and they rarely even make it all the way home!  One of the joys of summer. 5 x 7.  Click here to bid.  Go here to see more...

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