"The Window Sill" 9 x 12 watercolor $65
A small pot of periwinkle caught my eye because of the big blooms. I painted it on an outside window sill, with lace curtains showing that are on the inside of the window.
This painting was a demo for my painting class. It is done wet into wet and I was showing the class how to do a vibrant and colorful painting without having a dark background. They were learning to mingle colors in the background that would complement the flowers and foliage.We also discussed glazing and did some of that in the flowers.
In Tropical Florida, the hibiscus are blooming profusely and this year, it seems the blooms are bigger and brighter than ever. I couldn't resist picking some to paint. In the studio, they only last one day, but that was time enough. The painting is a tribute to the color red! To purchase a painting, click on "Buy Now" in the right column.
This watercolor was done as a demo for my painting class. I need to encourage the students to learn to paint wet into wet and to try to use less pigment, more water! Flowers are almost my favorite subject to paint; they are always cheerful, colorful and endearing. To purchase this painting, click on BuyNow in the right column. Happy Mother's Day!
I am teaching a painting class and this was my demo for the class. The students learned to use siran wrap placed on the wet paint to create texture and contrast. They enjoyed the class and had good results with their "beach" paintings.
While visiting Northern Ireland, I was captivated by this wee (as the Irish say) girl holding a tiny rabbit at a the petting zoo. She looked at her "mum" to take her picture and I took one, too. I loved her expression!
I added the colorful flowers to offset the placement I chose for the figure. I really liked the way the painting turned out and felt I captured her pride and contenment in holding the little rabbit.
Painting is my passion and I try to paint as much as possible everyday. I love gardening and decorating my home, but when it is hot like it is here in summer, I find my studio is where I want to be! I have also been writing a book about my experiences in the antique shop business. Writing a book is a lot of hard work, what with editing and trying to get one's ideas down in a concise and interesting manner, not to mention the frustrations of using the computer!! I've almost completed it, though. I love so many creative things, including quilting! There just is not enough hours in the day.