Wednesday, April 30, 2014


This is a fun intersection off Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.  I've often looked at it and thought it would be fun, also challenging, to paint so I finally took it on.  It really was fun to see it take shape and I'm pleased with the atmospheric perspective.  It's always good to challenge yourself once in a while!

Thanks for dropping by to look,  Lori

Original Oil
Size: 9 x 12
Price:  $135.00 + tax
$10 to ship

Monday, April 28, 2014


Just a simple, beautiful little white rose in a blue pot.  Life is complicated and I wanted to make it simple.

Original Oil
Size: 6 x 6
Price:  $59.00

Thursday, April 24, 2014


This is a re-post as there were some technical difficulties.  The inspiration for this painting came from an evening at Laguna Beach where I was treated to a beautiful sunset.  I took several photos to work from but they were somewhat disappointing.  I've used my memory of the evening to create this sunset.  Aren't beautiful sunsets wonderful!

Original Oil Painting
Size:  8 x 10
Price: $95.00


A few daisies gathered from my yard and a few from a bouquet given to me and some from my imagination.  I'm experimenting with different color schemes so this one may be a bit out there, but I kind of liked it.

Size: 8 x 8
Price:  $95.00+$10 for shipping in the U.S.
Tax in CA

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


More of my Nasturtiums that I simply put in a little white pot.  Their colors are so vibrant that they can almost light up a room.  They actually last quite a while so make it somewhat easier to paint them.  I enjoyed using a different palette this time getting into the golds and browns.  I like it and think I will incorporate those colors more frequently.

Original Oil on Canvas
Size: 8 x 10
Price:  $95.00
Shipping:  $10

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


The bank out in front of our home is covered with these African Daisies.  They bloom their hearts out this time of year and really serve to beautify the entrance to our home.  I'd never painted them before but in my search for subject matter I thought they would make a pretty grouping.  Hope you agree.

I've been working at loosening up my brushstrokes and was pleased with the effort on this one.  For those of you who paint,  don't skip the preliminaries of at least working out a thumb nail value sketch and make sure you join the light middle values with the same and the darker middle values with the same.  Then add a small amount of the lightest light and darkest dark values.  Don't forget to consider the focal area.   I know we are always eager to jump right in and paint, but every time I do I end up having to work out problems that I could have avoided by pre-planning.

Original Oil:  $85.00 + tax and shipping
Size: 8 x 8