I took photos of shoes in Paris both inside and outside a department store. I loved the colors and the shadow patterns. The Wayne Thiebaud influence is obvious. Oil on canvas. 36" X 36".
Paris Shoes 2
Great colors and shadow patterns. I love the thin line of color between the insole and the side of the shoe. Oil on canvas. 16" X 24".
Paris Shoes 3
It was the 'negative space" in this display that attracted my attention. The shoes were displayed on blue velvet. Oil on canvas. 16" X 24".
Paris Shoes 1
I loved the shoe displays in this big Paris department store. I took photos until the staff asked me to stop. Oil on canvas. 36" X 48".
After seeing the Paris shoe paintings, my granddaughters and their mom spotted this display of purses and recognized it for its painting potential. Oil on canvas. 24" X 36".
Eggs and Onions
I painted this in graduate school when I did a series of "ant's eye" view still-lifes. Oil on canvas, 48" X 48".
One of only a few landscapes I've ever painted. I went to summer school in Rome the summer of 1972. The drawing for this was my final project. I painted it after I came home. The wedding party pictured here was real and they insisted I be in their wedding photos. Oil on canvas. 12" X 18".
My late mother-in-law cultivated beautiful roses that she took great delight in. I "stole" these and painted them for her birthday present. Oil on canvas. 12" X 12".
I painted this in college (1973). It was the beginning of my "love affair" with reflections. Oil on canvas. 12" X 16".
My little sister Nancy was gracious enough to pose for me when I needed a model in college. Oil on canvas.
I lived with my sister and niece for three years (1980 - 83). Our idea of a big Saturday night was a game of Scrabble in front of the TV, watching Creature Feature. Oil on canvas. 12" X 16".
Oil on canvas. 48" X 60".
Old Crate Still-life
I painted this in college and gave it to my best friend Glenda. She lost it in a house fire. Some day I'll try to recreate it - or something similar. Oil on canvas. 12" X 16".
Shadow Box 2
I painted this recently to replace my first shadow box painting which was lost in a house fire. Glenda doesn't know it yet, but I'll deliver it the next time I'm in Arkansas.
Oil on canvas 12" x 18"
Still-life with Coke Bottle.
Another "ant's eye view" with reflections. Oil on canvas. 12" X 16".
Still-life with Canister
Oil on canvas.
Oil on canvas. 18" X 36".
Still-life with Water Glass
More of my enchantment with reflections. Oil on canvas. 24" X 24".
Oil on canvas. 24" X 30"
Oil on canvas. 24" X 36".
My nod to Mondrian. Acrylic on masonite. 24" X 30".
Still-life with Lamp
Painting reflections and shadows naturally led me to wanting to paint light itself - here in the form of a lamp. Oil on canvas. 12" X 18".
Jim and I took a bunch of photos of these colorful side streets in Rome. I combined elements from several to create this. Oil on canvas. 36" X 36".
Sally came cruising through the kitchen on a sunny morning. Oil on canvas 24" x 36"