Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Spring Poppies!

I have enjoyed painting poppies this spring on location. It has been so great to find them growing in a larger area and they are my favorite variety and color! Both of these paintings are very rich in color with compositions that are arranged from direct observation rather than a cropped photo. I began each on location and finished in the studio.
"Dance of the Poppies" • Original acrylic on 3/4" cradled wood, sides painted black, ready to hang

"Dancing Reds & Greens" • Original acrylic on 3/4" wrap around canvas, painting continues on sides, ready to hang
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Monday, May 29, 2017

Feel the Sun See the Waterlily

I've been really appreciating light lime yellow green and used it in this piece. (I have that color in my pastels and I wanted to mix and use it in acrylic.) Color palettes can be so powerful especially when consciously directed! I am an intuitive color person and I'm learning to be more deliberate with my choices. Usually there is a color that really snaps in a painting and I feel that I achieved that in this piece with the yellow green and the almost peachy pinks.

When I look at this painting I remember the warm sunny days spent painting at the waterlily pond.
"Feel the Sun See the Waterlily" • Original acrylic on 1.5" gallery wrap canvas, painting continues on sides, ready to hang
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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Towhee & Wisteria

This has been a great spring for flowers. I spent some time in my sister's yard painting her wisteria and listening to all the birds singing. There were several towhees singing too and it occurred to me that a towhee would look great with wisteria. So here it is!
This is on handmade rough press paper with all deckle edges. It's a soft paper and the paint sits very beautifully on it. I have photographed so you can see the edges.
"Towhee & Wisteria" • Original watercolor on handmade paper • 12" x 9"
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Glow of Roses in the Spring

Having a lot of pink and red paint to choose from makes painting roses SO MUCH fun!!!! I have quinacridone coral which is one of my favorite colors, even better than permanent rose.The reds and greens on this handmade rough press paper just seem to glow. Painting roses every spring is something that I love very much. In the winter when I want to remember the sunshine and color of spring roses, I'll paint them while it's cold and wet outside.
"The Glow of Roses in the Spring" • Original watercolor on handmade paper • 9" x 12"
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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Landscape Workshop

We had a wonderful landscape workshop in acrylic on Saturday. We painted various arrangements of trees, a fence and or road and a background. We talked about how color can affect perspective and how to arrange a composition. Everyone came up with a unique color scheme. Below are the pieces from this workshop.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Going Up

I've been painting a lot of trees in acrylic lately and decided to try some in watercolor. This piece of paper is a really long narrow rectangle which makes for interesting composition. I think that the purple/lavender really adds interest next to the different greens. I painted around the whites.
"Going Up" • Original watercolor on 100% cotton paper • 9.8" x 3.9"
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