Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Blue Green Flower


Blue Green Flower
Acrylics with acrylics skins on 6"x6"x3/4" stretched canvas

Monday, November 23, 2015

Acrylic Skins Florals



The Orange Flower
Acrylics with Acrylic Skins on 6"x6" stretched canvas

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Snowy Christmas Tree


Snowy Christmas Tree
Acrylics on 6"x6"x3/4" stretched canvas

Needed some cheer today. Thinking of Christmas helps. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Vibrant Florals


Vibrant Florals
Acrylics on 10"x7" watercolor paper

So how do you make a focal point with all these vibrant flowers? Easy. Put in one yellow-green leaf! I was thinking of cropping it tighter, lopping off more of the top and left side. But I decided to keep all the vibrancy. I can always crop it later if it ends up bothering me.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Orange Floral


Orange Floral
Acrylics on watercolor paper

This was done strictly with imagination. Painting this way is so freeing and spontaneous. I wish I was braver and did more like this. I'll try.

Whimsical Tree


Whimsical Tree
Acrylics on 6.5"x8" watercolor paper and varnished

Most of this was done at a Robert Burridge workshop in Raleigh, NC during the Arts of the Carolinas event. I strongly recommend it to any artists in the area. My sister met me there and we had a blast. Jerry's Artarama provides limo service to their store from the Hilton Hotel where the event takes place. Sis and I shared a room at the hotel and the room and service were wonderful. The Burridge workshops (we enrolled in two) never disappoints. Bob even let my sister and I take pics with him. We both love his paintings and free, loose, methods. Yeah, we're doing it again next year!




Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Oak by the Side of the Road




Oak by the Side of the Road
Acrylics on 300 lb. Arches Paper Pad 10"x14"

Did this for a friend who wanted a backdrop image for her family tree. She will have the painting photographed and have a computer graphics expert put in the family tree info superimposed over the image. The print will be a shower gift and the painting will be hers. Genius!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Renfrow Flower


Renfrow Flower
Acrylics on 5"x7" watercolor paper

I found this flower among so many at Renfrow Gardens in Matthews, NC. Why did I pick this one to paint? It looked happy. I just stared at it in wonder. I should be as happy as this flower.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Young and Green (take 2!)


Young and Green
Oils on 12"x12" stretched canvas

Generally, I do not like commission work. Detest it! Because it is contrived. I am not inspired or moved to do it. Painting is emotional for me. It is how I deal with the cruel world. It soothes me. 

Originally, I did this with acrylics on a smaller wood cradle. Loved it and enjoyed doing it. I posted it for sale and someone wanted it larger and in oils. Would I consider doing it again? I said, "Sure." I hate saying no. Well, here it is. I will not do it again (unless someone asks... please don't).