Sunday, August 21, 2011

Seussy Tree

This started out with just random shapes and I worked on the first layer of painting them all in. I let it sit about a week and studied it and then came back and put in all the details that I think helped to tie it all together. I've been looking at "The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss" and somehow this reminds me of his playful bright colors. I like it that way, never too bright for me.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Floating Color

Fish are lovely floating colors and so peaceful to watch. Meet Blue II, we gave him this vase we found at Goodwill with some of my son's marble collection to brighten up his watery world. The silly fish spends lots of time at the top when it much more pretty down below.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Botanical Awakening

Latest oil painting still in progress. This last week has been record breaking heat and I've been sick with a bad cold so missing my garden. First good thing I've done in days =]

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Living Designs

One of the joys of gardening ( besides getting to play in the dirt!) is walking around the yard and finding flowers that have burst into bloom. Love the textures, the bright colors and how the sunlight emphasizes their beauty. It is so serene to be outside, with the wind blowing in your hair and listening only to the songs of the birds. I happily lose track of all time while I work until.....the first big spider gets too close !..then I take the hint and leave it be ...until the next time.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Iris Dreams

Finally ....came to the realization that I was using the wrong medium for what I was trying to create. After many very Bad acrylic paintings, I pulled out the oils. These colors were chosen mainly because they were the first six tubes that I could get open! With a sigh of relief and true joy I painted this in one evening. Feeling like I just woke up from a long horribly-colored dream.