Friday, June 27, 2014

Red Lily Bouquet

These lilies from the garden were paired with ladies mantel in a white vase.    I love the combination of colors -- and used lots and lots of thick paint to convey the richness of the flowers.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Beach Umbrella: Sold

This is a scene from Alki Beach in Seattle.    The oil painting is on board which is screwed into an oak box that is 1 inch deep.   It is currently for sale at Wild Rose's Home Furnishings in West Seattle.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Pink Hydrangia: Sold

This hydrangea is Italian -- who doesn't love everything Tuscan?   I snapped a photo in a beautiful Florence garden and used it to inspire the painting.    The birch box can stand alone on a shelf or table, and the wire hanger works on a wall.    It looks great in any small spot.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Peony Bouquet: Sold

This Spring has been a fabulous peony season.    These delicate flowers have an ethereal scent and quality that are a challenge.   Can you capture a "scent" in paint?   Anyway, this painting was done from life in my little home studio.  It is available in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Mason Jar Bouquet: Sold

This jar of zinnias is currently in the June Artwalk at Wildrose's in West Seattle.    The painting was done from a photo I took at a charming local market stand in Pennsylvania a few years ago.    The painting is on birch board with a wood cradle that is hung without a frame.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Catalina Trail

I used a palatte knife and lots of thick paint for this painting of Southern Arizona's Catalina Mountains.   The scene is early morning -- my favorite time to walk.