Friday, May 18, 2018

Yellow Roses for a cloudy day 7x5 Oil




I've heard it said many times..."I hate the gray days in Seattle." My job is to point out how beautiful the colors glow with the grayness around them. Trying different backgrounds in my painting help to emphasis this. I did this little painting of yellow flowers without a background, (yeah, I should have made a photo of it). They were really washed out and no character. After adding the dark they really popped. So, next gray day in your area, look at the colors of trees and other objects in the world, unless you happen to be driving. My words of the day.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Trees for Anna Maria



We lost a dear friend a few weeks ago way before her time. She loved music, art and all things kind and wonderful. I did this little 5x7 in memory of her.

Take time and smell the roses and see this beautiful world. That's my thought for today. So, what are you thinking about? Yep, I want to know.



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Flowers




My husband is a member of the Washington Koi and Water Garden Society. They had a meeting and auction at Sky Nursery which is a beautiful place to visit. While all the visitors and workers were busy, I sat with coffee, sketched and later painted this small 5x7 oil of flowers. It was a good day for both of us.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Yellow Roses ll





This arrangement is similar to another post, one was used to experiment with the palette knife and this one was mainly brush. I find it interesting to make variations in the same subject and try to expand on it. It's like driving home from work, usually you take the same road but on occasion, you make a detour and see something a little different. Was that explanation to far out there? Ok, sorry.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

More Roses



For some reason, I've gotten on the yellow rose kick. There are so many variations of this color to explore and paint that it has become a fascination for me. This happens when you really enjoy playing with color. I have done another painting of the same set up using a palette knife for most of it. I'll show you that one in a few days. Thanks for stopping by and yes, I'd love to see your comments.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Waiting for tea




Coffee, tea, flowers...they are all comfort items These happened to be sitting together while I was making another still life set up and thought, hummm why not. So, here you have it.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Reflections 6x8 Oil



It's Sunday and already I have a problem. Four paintings and only posted for the 30 paintings in 30 days. Hummm glad I caught this early, now to figure how to get the one I missed or, add March 3 as my finish date. That sounds much better eh? What do you think?