Friday, March 29, 2013

How do you cheer yourself up on a rainy spring day?

You paint!  We had downpour after downpour and gloomy weather, so I started looking through my inspiration file that houses all my reference photos I collect to get my creative juices flowing, and I found this bright, cheery scene of lovely spring daffodils.  

It didn't take much to decide this was a good subject on such a dreary day.  I will create my own sunshine!

Hope you enjoy.

"Ushering in Spring"
24"x12" oil painting on 1 1/2" profile canvas

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Visit my online gallery!

Today I got my latest painting submitted with a nice high score into the Main Gallery of, where I have an online gallery and participate in reviewing art with other artists around the country. 

Visit my gallery at:  

"Wildflower Field" - by Helen Gallaway
Style:PainterlyMedium:Oil On Canvas
Rating:8.83 of 10 (private)  

Description:   an eclectic floral depicting poppies and other wild flowers
Mar 22, 2013Review (private)
The colors make the flowers alive.
Mar 20, 2013Comment (public)
Most beautiful flowers! Exquisite composition, gorgeous colors!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013


After a drawn out move, some travel mixed in and a lot of adjusting to a new town, I have gotten my studio space set up and finally put some time aside to paint yesterday.  I decided to "go big" and painted a 20"x30" floral painting.  Pretty ambitious for not having picked up a brush in over a month, but I loved the process, tried some different techniques and loved the result.  It brought me right into Spring and Summer on a cold rainy night here in Bend.

 I hope you enjoy it too!

"Wildflower Field"
20"x30" oil painting on 1 1/2" profile canvas