Saturday, June 23, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018
Playing in the studio with some sunshine and flowers. I have one early photo and this final shot, above. Which do you like better?
Often, it's so easy to go BEYOND the finish line when painting - to go too far, add too much, create a muddy mess or something less than what was desired. This one is a rather "in between" one for me. I think I went too far...
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Our great-granddaughters came with their mom and grandmother for a few days! Such fun!!! And now it's already almost the middle of June - and I've done very little painting this month, as of yet - although I have prepared several drawing that are ready to go.
Meanwhile, here is what's happening in our yard and garden. Enjoy!
I bought these Sunflowers as inspirational for my watercolors. Keep watching to see what happens!
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Sunday, May 20, 2018
The impish side of Lexi was captured in the painting - she was a delight to paint! But I certainly didn't know if I would capture that cute little one with this particular aspect of her personality. It isn't always on display!
Here are a few photos of this painting in process:
And here's a shot of both twins and their cousin, Ida on my art table. They were great fun to do - now I have new drawings ready to paint this week - only one with children, plus a Sunflower, and two cat portraits.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Then, after sitting with the painting a couple of days, I thought an American flag might be a good backdrop for this painting. So I took some acetate and used watercolor to paint a gray set of stars and stripes, just to get a feel of how this might work out.
That sat for a day, and then there was another school shooting, this time in Texas... Suddenly, it was important to me to add the flag symbols to the painting - in the hope of reminding us of our Nation's obligation to our children to keep them fed, educated, and above all, safe. For me, the gray flag symbolizes the lack of determination on the part of our national political representative to accomplish this on behalf of our children. Here is the finished painting:
All of these little girls are family members, our twin great-granddaughters and their cousin, Ida.
Here's cousin Ida - a few years ago!
I chose two different photos of Tarin. Here's "Tarin in Pigtails" on her 3rd birthday.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
What do you think? Comments please?
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Huechera below - not yet in bloom
And the first Iris of the year - these are double blooming Iris, so they'll bloom again in the summer.
And now to our daughter's yard about 10 miles away...
And her Bleeding Hearts are in full bloom!