Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Some tropical flowers to get me ready for a trip to Florida!

Took advantage of the wonderful winter sunshine and painted another floral small.

"Warm Azaleas"
8"x8" oil painting on museum quality flat panel

Flowers continue to capture my heart

Today, on a super snowy winter day, I found good light, so I decided to paint.  I looked through my hundreds of reference photos, but kept coming back to flowers.  So today I did a rose and I might get one more painting in before the early dusk settles in.

"Pink Rose"
8"x8" oil painting on museum quality flat panel.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Countdown to Christmas

So I am a little later on my Christmas cards than I had expected to be this year and when I was rooting around my photo files I could not find any new pictures of this past year that I wanted to share, so I decided to paint a card instead!

"Christmas Ornament"

8"x10" oil painting on museum quality flat panel

Monday, December 10, 2012

Flowers from a distance

I was drawn to flowers again today, but in a much different format.  I haven't painted on a flat panel in ages and I remembered why today.  The slick feel of the panel doesn't give me the nice toothy feel of a canvas and so the paint acts in a completely different manner.  It produces a whole new texture than I typically like, but I liked the way this turned out.  Enjoy!

"Wildflower Mountain"
11"x14" oil painting on museum quality flat panel

Friday, December 7, 2012

More flowers...but ready for something different

I started to paint today and really wanted to get poppies out of my system so I could find a new and more intriguing subject.  Although I still adore poppies, I am thinking it's time to branch out and find something completely outside the box and my comfort zone.  Time will tell if I find that subject!

So for now, enjoy the poppies!

"Poppies III"
10"x10" oil painting on 1 1/2" profile canvas

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Today's Painting - my wedding anniversary!

Today is my anniversary.  I am married to the most incredible man.  It feels like we have always known each other and have been together since we were kids.  Hard to believe it any other way.  I guess that is what it feels like when you find someone so very compatible and on the same wavelength when it comes to the important stuff.

My dear husband is out of the house today working and I decided to paint and I guess I felt inspired and loved and so very content.  I hope I put those feelings of joy and love into this painting today.


"Close Up of a Poppy"
12"x12" oil painting on 3/4" profile canvas