Sunday, May 29, 2016

Daffodil Painting, Small Flower Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil

Another small flower painting.  I have really been inspired with flowers this spring.  I am experimenting with a few different techniques, trying to find and perfect m"my style".  My art seems to be evolving so quickly right now, and, I think it is from my studies with Elio Comacho.

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 I struggled for several hours over this little 6x8" painting, but, in the end I was pleased with the results.  I wanted to stay very loose and added lots of medium to my paint.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Dandelion Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Blowing in the Breeze", 6x8" Oil

Still painting flowers, and still painting dandelions.  I think the reason I have been so inspired to paint flowers this spring is my month long trip to the mountains.  As an Ohio girl, living in Florida, it has been a long time since I have experienced a "real" spring....and I missed it!

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The area was covered in blooming crabapple, pear, and dogwood trees.  Flowers were bursting out everywhere....tulips, azeala, daffodils, lilac, rhododendron and more.  Why then did a choose to paint dandelions....why not!  I think they deserve a little respect.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Rose Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, 6x8" Oil Painting on Panel

Yes, another rose painting!  But quite different than my last post.


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 I have been on quite a flower painting jag lately, and still have more to come.  I spent the month of April in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and was inspired by the beautiful show from Mother Nature.  Flowers were everywhere, especially the trees and bushes.

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Now that I am home again, I cannot stop looking at my stash of photos and painting flowers every day.

Yesterday, I went to Bok tower, here in Florida, with my paint buddies, and got inspired all over again.  Miles of beautiful gardens!



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Monday, May 23, 2016

Floral Still Life, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Peony Power by Carol Schiff, 6x6x1.5" Oil, SOLD

This is a small study for a larger piece.

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 Step 1:  Pick peony and hydrangea from garden.


Step 2:  Paint!

This little piece has everything I like.....flowers, pinks, purples, blues.

I'm a happy girl :)

To be continued............



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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Rose Still Life Painting, Small Oil Painting, Daily Painting, "Rose Bowl", 8x8x1.5" Original Art

I have been on a flower painting jag this week....and there is more to come.

Fresh flowers and my very best (and only) Waterford crystal rose bowl make this special to me.

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The sides are painted black and it is ready to hang.

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All my favorite colors....pink, purple, aqua, green.

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Dandelion Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, "Just a Little Dandelion", 6x8" Original Oil

I have been painting many spring flowers the last few weeks.  Every morning, I grab my camera and go for a walk, hoping to find some beautiful flowers.  I found one type of flower that was visible everywhere.....dandelions!

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 They sparkle like little buttery jewels in the fields and lawns.

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 I painted with strong, bold strokes to bring contrast to the delicate little flowers.  Next time I will try to paint the fuzzy white ones.

Happy Day!



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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Abstraction, daily painting, small oil painting, "and suddenly spring burst through", 6x8" Oil

This is my little ode to those brave first flowers of the season, that  burst through on a cold, gray spring day and brighten our lives.  Finally, proof that spring will soon be here!

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Not so much in Florida, of course, but the mountains of North Carolina have given me new respect for winter.

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Smile today and every day!



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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Floral Landscape Painting, Daily Painting, Small Oil Painting, Coneflower Painting, 12x16" Original Oil

I seem to be stuck....painting coneflowers!  It could be worse.

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I have been fascinated by coneflowers (echincea) every since I first saw them in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  First, I tried to grow them.  Not such good luck.  My thumb is only green when I paint.

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It's not that they are difficult to grow, but they must be deadheaded.  Since I am only in North Carolina for a few weeks at a time, I usually would fine brown flowers.  Before they could bloom again, I would be gone.


I added a few dandelions and a fiddlehead.  Hope you enjoy this piece.

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