Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Blooms

11 x 14 Oil on canvas board
email: mcary1@maine.rr.com

A magical time of year! I love strolling gardens, fills all the senses!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Caribbean Day

11 x 14 Oil on canvas board

I am happy with this painting, one of those that clicked, but I wish the photo could show the brushwork a little better. Sometimes the photo just doesn't do it justice.

Monday, June 21, 2010


11 x 14 Oil on canvas

The first painting I did 0f this bouquet, (see below) was driving me crazy. It was really not supposed to be so tight and fussy, and I was compelled to do it over in a looser, more painterly way. So here are the comparisons, I hope the difference shows!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Bouquet 2

11 x 14 Oil on masonite
email: mcary1@maine.rr.com

I think I will rework this shadow, I don't love the color. I like certain parts of this, but I meant to have it much looser, you know how that goes! All a learning process, I guess.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Yellow Iris

8 x 10 Oil on masonite

Love painting these iris, I had to scour my neighborhood to find some yellow ones still blooming. Glad I found some, I am happy with this.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Bunch of Buoys

6 x 6 Oil on masonite

I am going to slowly move a few of my oils from my now stagnant oil blog. Some may have seen them, but I think most were not viewed. Maybe I will post a new and old together to get them posted if they haven't sold, that way they won't fade into oblivion!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Nectarines and Stripes

8 x 8 Oil on masonite
email: mcary1@maine.rr.com

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Chris on the Rocks

8 x 10 Oil on canvas panel

This was an attempt to stay loose and painterly, not 100% there, but getting there. I've always had trouble with rocks, but I think the quick brush strokes worked for them.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Apple & Cherry Blossoms

12 x 12 Oil on masonite  SOLD

We have a row of these mixed trees lining our driveway, and when they are in bloom you can smell them for days. They are so fragrant, and beautiful. Every year we say the same thing, "if only they could last all summer"! I will have to post a picture of the trees in bloom, so you can all get a glimpse. They are definitely one of the best part of our spring. I hated to cut a few small branches for a vase, but now we can look at them all year long.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Blue Iris

9 x 12 Oil on masonite

This was one of those fun paintings, one that felt right from the start. I did have to make myself stop, because I wanted to keep going. I suffer from the "never quite done syndrome"! It's hard to get over that! I feel more flower paintings coming on!