These are wildflowers planted at a local elementary school, red poppies and larkspur in various colors. There is a big “do not mow” sign there. It makes for a colorful and somewhat abstract composition.
An elementary school near us has lovely wildflower beds. This one features bluebonnets and poppies, both Texas favorites.
This is a wildflower field on White Rock Lake in Dallas. It was lovely to just sit there in the sun, feel the breeze off the lake and watch the butterflies darting about.
This is a lovely city park in Ennis, Texas. The orange flowers are Indian Paintbrush, a perfect companion to bluebonnets.
Since I am on a bluebonnet kick, I thought I would feature a painting from several years ago. I painted most of this plein air, standing above this wonderful landscape. Then, I did some finish work in my studio when I got home. This is an area close to Fredericksburg , Texas. I hear the wildflowers are beautiful this year too.
After my visit to the bluebonnet fields in Ennis, Texas, I have been somewhat obsessed with painting the wildflowers. This is my largest one so far. The complementary colors sparkle and remind me of firework displays.
Here is what springtime in the Texas countryside looks like, bluebonnets, paintbrush and evening primrose. It is quite glorious right now. Busloads of people from around the world come to view them.
It’s bluebonnet time again in Texas. I painted these after a trip to Ennis last week where the fields are blooming and smelling wonderful. People keep asking me for small paintings so here you are.
I painted this view of the Rose Window while sitting right across from the cathedral along the Seine River. We had tramped all over the roof gazing over the city and admiring all the scary, delightful gargoyles. I think the window remains though I am not sure about the glass itself. It is just all so sad.
This was a scene from a city park in Santa Fe where we spent the December holidays in 2017. I was fascinated by the mounds of dried chamisa everywhere. The yellow of the chamisa and the purple shadows create a lot of visual vibration.
This painting sold at my current show at the Baylor Health Sciences Library. Thanks to Susan Neumann for permission to use her photo. The show will be up until July 14. Please visit if you can!
A vase of yellow tulips was featured at my book club meeting last week, so I decided to paint them. I added some hyacinths from home. It was one of those paintings that happened easily and was a joy to produce.
We visited the Dallas Arboretum two weeks ago and the cherry trees were in bloom. They only bloom well for about a week so it was a real treat to see them. The place was packed with visitors. With this painting, you could enjoy them all year on your wall.
Here is the second wall of my painting exhibit at the Baylor Health Sciences Library. I have a total of 24 paintings hanging, pretty much a years worth of painting. Enjoy! Let me know if you are interested in any of them.