Item 1.) This Pineapple is the 3rd one of my first paintings done in the spring of 2013. The previous 2 sold immediately to a couple of women friends. First I apply acrylic paint to the entire canvas including all four of the 2 inch deep sides. Then I draw the object and then paint the object in acrylic paints. I try to carry the painting around to the sides or over the top and under the bottom. This allows the painting to be frame free. This painting is on a 5 x 7 inch canvas.
Item 2.) This Baltimore Oriole was the first bird I had ever drawn and painted. A man in my art class bought the first painting for his wife. I loved it so much that I painted a 2nd painting of the Oriole and it sold to woman for her husband.
Item 3.) Is a gorgeous pansy on a 5" x 7" x 2" canvas just waiting for a buyer. Done in beautiful pinks and oranges that just meld together in places. A beautiful flower of God's imagination.
Item 4.) Is a 2nd painting I did of a Painted Bunting. The first one I did was sold to a woman from India at a country craft fair. This one is on a 10" x 10" x 2" canvas and shows much finer detail than the 1st painting. The feathers are beautiful detailed.
Item 5.) Is such a sweet painting of a curled up kitty taking a nap. I found this sketch in a learning to draw book and due to my love of cats and the fact I once had a tuxedo cat, I wanted to paint this in Phoebe's memory. A young man of 10 years bought this painting at GrotonFest, (MA) in Sept 2014. He was so delighted and thought that I was a very good painter for just starting out. I considered it to be quite a compliment. It would be a pleasure to paint this again.
Item 6.) This is the most recent painting I've completed on my own. I fell in love with this beautiful and colorful pigeon and couldn't resist the challenge of painting it. I must say it "WOWS" everyone who has seen it. This is on a 8" x 10" x 2" canvas.
Item 7.) When I first began painting I wanted to know how to draw a poppy and a butterfly, not necessarily to put them in the same painting, So I went on You tube and watched a few videos and this painting is the result of my instructions, Done just for fun, 6" x 6" x 2"