It’s finally finished. After 2 months I completed “The Glass Flower.” I saw this lovely succulent garden when I was in Florida. Its owner tucked little ornaments here and there in her garden. She let me take some photographs to paint from when I got home to Massachusetts. Originally, when I started the painting, I hadn’t really noticed the glass flower. I loved working on this even though it took me forever. Enjoy…..
Only one painting in March!!! This painting took a bit longer than I had planned. I think the plant is “Echeveria.”
I was fortunate to wander around a lovely garden in Florida and fell in love with this succulent plant. I dearly love painting over paintings and haven’t done that in a while. So I found a discarded color chart one of my former students had left behind and indulged myself – hence all the paint bumps.
Spring is trying to arrive here in Massachusetts. I managed to finally get out and get some yard work done. There is much to do and my poor old body is not happy. You would think shoveling tons of snow would keep me in shape!
My next painting will be a plethera of echeverias. A real brain teaser.
See you all in a month!
There is a storm upon us. Since I had to cancel my art classes, I’m taking this time to work on my computer which generally is crazy making. The gloom and doom reports say 6 to 12″ of snow. Sigh. Right now it is melting and I am praying the storm gods ignore us. Worcester is in the “snow belt” so we usually don’t get passed by.
Spent a lot of time on this painting – most of February. I call it “Mauve Flower” because I don’t know what kind of flower it is. I’ve discovered I have a new obsession about painting plants up close – in particular – flowers. March is upon us and Spring will come eventually. May the art force be with you all.
What fun digging out of 28.5 inches of snow which drifted into 4 – 6 feet of snow. NOT! The sun is out, the snow is melting. I am so ready for spring and we still have another month of this winter to go. I must be getting old.
Got two paintings done in January – “Yellow Flowers” and “Coal in the Sun.”
I am definitely on a flower/color/light adventure. I see the pattern emerging. It will be interesting to see what emerges come springtime.
Hello everyone. Welcome to the new year. The winter is flying by – which is a nice thing if you have a giant driveway to shovel. I’ve been into these giant flower paintings. Must be I’m craving some color in this colorless landscape.
The first is “Almost Spring” – wishful thinking. The second is “Roni’s Carnation.” I was more interested in the light passing through the flower.
Happy New Year!!!!
December certainly comes on like an out of control train. All the hustle and bustle can be exhausting. Thank goodness for the therapy of painting. My two entries this month are “Psychedelic Rose” and “Birdhouse.”
The rose painting didn’t start off as psychedelic but, paintings have a life of their own. Everything about this painting was a challenge – the blending, the color, the shapes. I always feel that the painting with the most challenges gives you the most learning. I should be absolutely brilliant after this.
The second painting is “Birdhouse.” It is a bit of a “trompe l’oeuil” which means “fool the eye.” It was simply hanging on my outside cellar wall and I was captivated by the shadows. I really love to paint these bits of color when our New England landscape becomes so barren and bereft of life.
Managed to finish two oil paintings this month. The first one is called “Four More Sheep” and that is because I’ve already done “Four Sheep” and Three Sheep” and “Sheep Grazing.” I think there is a pattern starting to show itself. I love adding all the color to make their wool.
The second oil painting is called “Red Rose.” I love red. I crave red. This satisfied my craving and I was quite pleased with the results. It’s a large red rose – 16 x 20 canvas. I think I’ll try painting some more large flowers. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!