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Patricia Powers
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Lilacs
I am very happy with this little 4x6" painting.  These lilacs are from the front yard and then I painted them in my studio.   The Alumacomp surface peeks through the paint and seems to make the whole painting glow.

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The Road to Fauvism
This was submitted to the 'Exaggerated Color Challenge' on Daily Paintworks.  I was interested in seeing what Google had to say about Exaggerated Color and came across the Fauvist Movement.

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Antique Glass Bottle with Lemons
I had a good time doing this painting with an old glass bottle from a New Hampshire auction.  Last week I decided to rearrange the lighting and set-up in my studio which was just in time for the challenge on Daily Paintworks, "The Sliced Challenge."

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Icicles
Painted for the 'Chunked Challenge' this week on Daily Paintworks.  What better use of winter than what is hanging right outside my window.  As they say, when life hands you lemons, make lemonade.

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Heavy Surf
Feels good to smoosh paint around and come up with a little abstracted seascape.

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Autumnal Abstract
My first ACEO, kind of fun after a week of B&W Challenge on DPW.

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Birches
This is my second entry for the Black and White Challenge on Daily Paint Works this week.  Our Maine winter seems to have arrived and during a lull in the storm yesterday I went for a walk in my yard with my Smartphone. It is painted in oil on a 5"x7" unfra...

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Cookie Cutters
This is my entry for the Weekly Challenge on Daily Paintworks.  I have a cupboard stuffed with kitchen gadgets, including a basket of cookie cutters.  Using the painting knife on a still life with limited color choices was very challenging.

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Summer Statis
Another field painting!!  This time painted with liberal use of my knife.  A real pleasure to paint with 6 more weeks of winter (so they say!)

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Winter Afternoon
  After a long drive home last week, I painted this as soon as I walked in my front door.  This is a hayfield I have painted in the summertime.  Since I didn't have a camera on me, it's painted completely from memory. This is my first painting on Centurion'...
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