Wednesday, August 31, 2016

White Lilies in Brown Vase

More lilies for you today. It's so much fun to play with color combinations of the background and vase.


White Lilies in Brown Vase
Acrylic on canvas board, 8 inches by 10 inches

Once again, painted entirely with a single palette knife.


(detail)


Monday, August 22, 2016

White Lilies in Green Vase

I had so much fun with the Stargazer Lilies, that I tried again in a different color scheme. 


White Lilies in Green Vase
Acrylic on canvas board, 8 inches by 10 inches
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Sometimes, it's refreshing to work a painting with quick and gratifying results. Here's the close up...


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Stargazer Lilies in Yellow Vase

I vaguely recall meeting with the florist when I was a young woman as I made my wedding preparations. I told her I wanted roses in my bridal bouquet. She sighed and said roses wouldn't hold up well all day and recommended using Stargazer lilies in addition to the roses. She pulled one out of the floral cooler and upon seeing it, I agreed.

Too much of my wedding day is a blur, but two things I remember: 1) That bouquet was heavy, and 2) The SMELL of those lilies! They were pretty but so pungent!


Stargazer Lilies in Yellow Vase
Acrylic on canvas panel, 8 inches by 10 inches

Similar lilies grew in our former garden, near the gate so I could enjoy them often, but not too close to the deck where we could smell them. I reused a canvas panel from I painting I wasn't happy with and unfortunately, some of the raised parts of the previous painting showed through on the new painting. No matter, I still had fun painting and reminiscing. Enjoy a close up...



Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Hollyhocks

I've never tried growing hollyhocks. I never had the right conditions for them (too much shade at the back of the garden). I just admire them in other people's gardens.


Hollyhocks
Acrylic on canvas board, 8 inches by 10 inches
Available here

Have a close up...


(detail)



Monday, August 8, 2016

Landscape with Purple and Orange

Let's start the week with a colorful landscape. Stay tuned...I have three new paintings I just finished and I'm very excited about them.


Landscape with Purple and Orange
Acrylic on canvas board, 11 inches by 14 inches


 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Orange Tulips

I'll admit it, I paint tulips when I want the satisfaction of finishing a painting quickly. Today, the tulips are orange since I had a bit of orange paint leftover from another project. 


Orange Tulips
Acrylic on canvas board, 8 inches by 10 inches

I like playing with the highlights and shadows, but I've made a promise to myself to give them a break for a little while. Have a close up...


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sunset Upon Field

Purple, green, orange, and blue are some of my favorite colors. Actually, most of my wardrobe is either black, purple, teal blue, green, or orange. A little red. Some grey. Virtually no white, yellow, and brown.


Sunset Upon Field
Acrylic on canvas board, 8 inches by 10 inches
Available here

 So if I found a scarf in the colors of this painting, I'd do a happy dance. Have a close up...


(detail)