Vase of White Daisies in Cerulean and Orange 12 x 16 Inch Oil Painting

This vase of daisies is vibrant.  I am loving the brush and knife strokes and the colors.  I have decided that I need to use more cerulean blue.  Beautiful blue!

Sunflowers in Orange Vase 16 x 20 Inch Oil Painting

This is a 16 x 20 inch still life of sunflowers in a very cool orange vase.  I am loving the colors in this painting.  The orange and gold are really nice against the blues and greens of the background.  Unfortunately, we have a man down once again and it looks as if only one sunflower cares.  Bummer.

Purple Flowers Blue Vase 11 x 14 Inch Oil Painting

I have painted very little recently but did manage to get this one done.  This is an 11 x 14 inch oil painting done mostly with the painting knife.  I can do that…sort of…with the casted right hand.  I used my left hand when I had to, but tried to keep with my right.  It takes A LOT of focus and brain power to use the left hand and I just wanted to paint and listen to podcasts.  Not bad.

12 x 16 Inch Oil Painting Pink Flowers

I got my cast today and things are looking up.  I can do some things with my right hand which means I can mix my own colors.  So awesome!  I can also hold a paint brush.  I have to modify and use a lot of my left hand, but I can do this.  This painting was started the day I broke my hand.  I had an undercoat blocked it.  I felt so good after getting my cast today that I thought I could finish it.  I did!!!  This is two handed, left hand, right hand…whatever works to get the paint down, pink flowers in a grey vase.

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Zinnias and Daisies 18 x 24 Inch Oil Painting

I am still working with primary colors and their compliments.  I was able to get orange and blue, yellow and purple as well as red and green into this painting in a way that I thought popped but didn’t look like confetti.  This is an 18 x 24 inch oil painting of orange zinnias and yellow daisies.

Rose Buds for the Kitchen 11 x 14 inch Oil Painting

Out with the old…in with the rose buds.  A bakers dozen!  This is the first painting where I used a painting knife on such a small canvas for more than just the background or blending or larger sweeps.  It was not easy.  I only had  larger knives.  Larger than the flowers so I had to finagle and make due.  After this painting, I took the opportunity to buy me a bunch of knives in lots of shapes and sizes.  The next time should go much smoother.