Early One Morning

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Early One Morning, oil, 6×6

This is a memory painting. One of my favorite places to walk (and paint) is at a nearby wildlife refuge called Bethel Beach. It is a narrow strip on sand out along the marsh on the Chesapeake Bay.

I have painted there for 16 years! I think I could paint it in my sleep! So much color matching ~ like a puppy synchronizing her heart beat with her mother. This painting is those color!


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Daily Painting Tuscan Doorway ~ plein air oil painting retreat Italy

I love this door! My sisters call me ‘Dorr,’ so doorways have special meaning when they show up. I guess I am a portal!

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Village VI, oil. 10 x 10

I am slowly creating a whole series of doors, doorways and windows. What attracted me to this one was the iron scroll work in the rounded arch at the top. So many of the doorways in Tuscan buildings are understated. This really peaks my imagination about what is on the other side! I painted this one with a palette knife on cradled wood panel.

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