This select group of paintings is from my daily studies practice. In my everyday observations of objects in and around my house I find beauty in the ordinary. There is never a lack of things to paint, only a lack of time. These small studies allow me to single an item out and deeply look; with paint I try to show what I find so intriguing and lovely in them.They are all done directly from life and with the exception of a few, done alla prima (painted all at once, wet-on-wet) on a variety of surfaces. I have grouped some in categories as opposed to the order in which they were painted. If you liked to see more and a peek into the process please visit my blog.