Saturday, November 26, 2016


10" x 10" oils on board.




Friday, November 25, 2016

Flower Market

I bought these beautiful ranunculus this past week with the hopes of painting over Thanksgiving weekend. I bought this mug from Anthropologie, just fell in love with it. I kept arranging the flowers in all sorts of vases but finally settled on this mug - with a persimmon.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Small Works Show

I have these three pieces in the Anne Irwin Fine Arts Gallery Small Works Show through Dec.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Persimmon Branch

10"x10" oils on masonite board.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Hearts of Palm

 10" x 10" oils on board
My husband and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary in France. We had a lovely salad at an outdoor cafe with greens, rice, artichoke hearts, and hearts of palm with a vinaigrette.  Thirty plus years later I am still making that salad. Thought I would recycle the can....

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Upcoming Show

Thrilled that hese three paintings will be hanging in an upcoming show at Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery this November through December.

Painting Process

Had some fun painting roses and irises yesterday. Here are some photos snapped during the painting session.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Some yummy oil colors I mixed from my last painting session....

Sunday, August 28, 2016


Figs still life - 8"x12" oils on paper

I am really enjoying painting on paper, the finished piece has a beautiful texture and graininess. The colors are so much richer in the actual painting, the photographs do not represent this painting on paper as well. There is a lot more color in the background as well that the pictures are not picking up.



Monday, August 22, 2016

Farmer's Market

I went to the local farmer's market this weekend and was so inspired by these beautiful vegetables I purchased.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Emerging Artists Show

The opening of the Emerging Artists Show at Anne Irwin Fine Arts Gallery was so much fun.
Here are my framed pieces in the show hanging and also a picture of me with my paintings. It was fun seeing them all together hanging among the artworks of 24 other artists.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Red Beets

8"x8" oil painting on board 

Finding the color in these beets was the most fun. My goal was to work fast with bigger brush strokes. I do love how the colors worked out.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

It is fun to see the show going up.... nice to see my pieces grouped together.

And here is a video of some more of the work hanging.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Seed Pod

This is an 8"x10" oil on paper. Ranunculus, anemone, and poppy seed pods in a vintage Japanese vase on a yellow and bone linen cloth. I am appreciating the beautiful texture of the paper that shows through.


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Cactus in Mango Can

This was so much fun to paint - It seem that I really loosen up when I paint greenery.
10" x 8" oils on panel

Saturday, July 16, 2016

White Vase Series #2

10"x10" on board in oils. 

This painting has a very interesting feeling about it in person. I love when you finish a painting and it has a sentiment that you didn't realize was there as you were painting it. For me, at this point, that is a rare occurrence. I hope that keeps happening as I continue to paint.


Fig Branch

I just love these fig branches, couldn't wait to paint them.
10"x10" on cradled board in oils.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Art History

This was my very first oil painting ...circa 1982. I was talking to a very talented artist friend of mine at the time and telling him that I really had never taken a painting class and had never painted with oils except while playing around as a teenager. He was an incredible painter and basically told me to just dive in and try it, to pick a favorite subject and give it a whirl, throw caution to the wind and follow my instincts. These were my beloved yellow low tops that I wore until they fell apart. With my friend's encouragement, I painted them. I LOVE this painting, I never really finished it, it has moved with me at least a dozen times- it is spotted, bent, folded, but most of all - cherished. I remember where I was sitting in my apartment while I painted these, and how excited I was with the process and the result. I signed up for an oil painting class at the Museum School in Boston shortly after that. ( I am pretty sure I wore these to my classes.)  But more importantly, it was the start to this journey, though many years ago - about 35 to be exact - and a host of obstacles along the way - major illness, raising a family, full time work. I didn't really pick back up until a few years ago, but this painting represented to me hope of a painting future. It is so gratifying to be back on this journey, be it with a new pair of converse sneakers.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Save the Date

If you are local to Atlanta... save this date! Come check out the show.

Summer Hydrangea

My hydrangea bushes are struggling in this oppressive heat - almost 100 degrees. The colors, however, are spectacular. Here are a couple of details of a recent painting.

Sunday, May 22, 2016


New painting! Went a little bigger this time, this is 12"x12" in oils on a cradled board. Hydrangeas from my garden in a beautiful handmade ceramic vase by Barry Rhodes.


Saturday, May 14, 2016


 I made a big decision the other day to take down my Daily Paintworks site and Etsy site to focus more on my paintings and less on trying to sell my works as I develop my style. I want to explore working bigger, focusing on my subject matter, painting outside...... and see what speaks to me and see where my style is taking me. If there are any images you might be interested in that you see here on my blog please don't hesitate to send me an e-mail to inquire. I will be tagging those that are available for sale. You can contact me at amyatamyschimlerdotcom. 

I got accepted to my first gallery show for my paintings here in Atlanta which will be opening in August. It is at Anne Irwin Fine Art Gallery and the show is titled Emerging Artists. It is a wonderful opportunity for unrepresented artists to showcase there work. 25 people were chosen to participate and I was honored to be one of the 25. If you are local, please come by the show which opens August 12.

Here is a potted begonia plant that I painted yesterday and finished today. It is 10"x10" on a cradled board. This piece will be framed and will hang in the show.

detail in progress

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day

 Happy Mother's Day - Ranunculus in a handblown glass vase - 8"x8" in oils.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Vernal Equinox

Happy Spring!! Bring on the flowers. This is 10"x10" in oils on cradled wood. Ranunculus, cornflower, and freesia in a frosted glass vase that I picked up at West Elm.


Saturday, March 5, 2016


8"x8" oils on board. Orange ranunculus and purple Veronica.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


New painting, cosmos and anemones. Found these beautiful linen cloths at Anthropologie - was inspired by that pop of yellow. 10"x10" in oils on board.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Pincushion Flower Trio

This was painted on gessoed paper. It is about 6" x 7.5"
Three pincushion flowers in a vintage Japanese vase.

Saturday, February 6, 2016


I have been painting this same grouping of flowers for over a week now, they have lasted so long. Trying to make the most of these beauties.


Monday, February 1, 2016


Here are the same flowers in a vintage white vase. 10"x10" in oils.


Sunday, January 31, 2016


New painting 10"x10" oils

Color emerging out of the dark.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

First painting of 2016

Belated happy New Year!! Here is my first painting of 2016. Ranunculus, white peonies, feverfew, and  hyacinths. I found a new source for flowers offering a more interesting variety and had so much fun in the freezer!! This is 10"x10" on board in oils.