This is a scene from Big Bend State Park which is right near the National Park. The road follows the Rio Grande for miles and miles, and the views are spectacular. These lovely white flowers were blooming where we were there in December, along with road runners, javelinas, etc.
"Oleander Park" 16 X 20 Oil on Gallery Wrap Canvas. This is my favorite painting from Seville, with palm trees and beautiful oleander trees. It is still available for purchase. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This would make a wonderful holiday present!
I painted this with a client in mind, one who likes poppies. He bought it, and now the poppies have a good home. I love how the red poppies vibrate against the turquoise sky. They almost jump off the canvas.
I was asked to paint this commission, a sunset on Lake Michigan with a freighter in the distance. This is a view from my clients' porch. The final painting is a composite of three different photographs. I had to do some research on freighters so I could understand the anatomy of these ships and define what I was seeing. Yes, that is smoke or steam coming off of it. It was fun working with all these beautiful colors.
This is the biggest painting I have painted to date, and I really like how much "space" there is in it. It feels like a giant, deep forest which is what I was going for. It is now on display at the Dutch Art Gallery in their fall 2017 show. It was the first painting sold for this show! It is a happy painting, and I hope it brings happiness to the buyer.
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I have been wanting to paint this image for a while now. I spent last Sunday creating it. Love the pink poppies! Since the Dutch Art Gallery just sold my "Plein Air Poppies," the owner asked me to paint some more for the gallery!
Come and see my painting at this great show!
My husband and I took a color tour to Connecticut and Massachusetts in October. I did a lot of watercolor sketches in preparation for creating some oil paintings. We visited a forest owned by Yale University that was way "off the grid." We didn't see any other cars while we were there. This was a lovely stream surrounded by fall color.
This is a beautiful marsh that you can see from Highway 6 but there is no place to pull off the road. You have to stand on a fence to photo it. Despite that, I try to paint it every year. It is an iconic scene for Wellfleet, MA. I am still working on this......................
I painted this at the Wild Seed Gardens in Fredericksburg, TX in the Hill Country. They have gorgeous poppy fields in the spring. It was sold by the Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas. Thank you to whoever bought it!
I painted this one on the roof top of the Amadeus Hotel in the old Jewish Quarter in Seville, May 2016. Oh what fun that trip was. This is the skyline view of a cathedral and other Gothic buildings nearby. I am so glad that a fellow traveler bought it!
At my house party after my opening last Friday, we had a bouquet of gerbera daisies. My friend Tom said he would like a painting of the orange daisy with a turquoise background. I said I would give it a try. I painted it today, and it flowed like a easily. That doesnt happen a lot for me. I usually have to work much harder. My friend was very pleased and bought it!
Here is another painting I did on my journey towards abstraction. This is as comfortable as I can get with abstraction now. I still like to recognize the objects. These are giant crape myrtle blossoms against the sky. It was very fun to paint. It felt good from beginning to end..