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..
Here's another painting I sold at my show on Friday, October 6, 2017. I have enjoyed this one in my office for a while now, but I am glad it is going to a good home!
This painting that I did of the city park in Seville sold at my show on Friday. The buyer like my composition, the flowering oleander in the foreground, then receding in the distance, the lamp post, palm tree and finally church spire. That is what I had in mind when I painted it!
I will have this at my show starting October 6. However, the owner of these irises has claimed the painting. Thanks Lisa!
I will have 30 some new paintings. I would love to see you!
I am just about done with this painting, maybe some minor changes yet. I plan to submit this for a peer-reviewed fall show with the theme of "hidden" things. My "hidden" would be the end of the path.
These are my neighbor's iris that I see across the street, glowing in the morning and evening. I was attracted to the play of the light and shadows on the plants. I did a small one first and then decided to do a large one for my October show at the Baylor Health Sciences Library. The reception is on October 6 from 6:30 to 8:30.
It was a cool gray day in May (about 45 degrees) when we visited Monet's property in Giverny, France. However, the irises, wisteria and many other flowers were blooming, including this pink tree. And yes, his house is pink too with turquoise green shutters. It is a beautiful property that should be on your bucket list.
This was purchased by a dear friend whose family has been in Texas since the Texas Revolution (and probably before). So, It is fitting that she own this painting of a beautiful spot in the Texas Hill Country.
Please come to my opening reception on October 6, 2017. I have many new paintings for you to see.
This is a work in progress. It is also the biggest canvas I have painted at 22 X 28". The blues in the front and back shadows are very different in color (cobalt vs cerulean) but look the same in the photo. Next I will work on the bold pine branches on the big trees and the rays of sunlight coming from the right. I really like all the pastel colors in the back.
I captured these pansies at the Dallas Arboretum. Pansies are so cheerful with their happy faces. Looking at these throughout the day would keep your spirits up.
I am creating some paintings for a local gallery that need to be somewhat abstract or have hidden images in them. This is my first one of pink flower blossoms against a wall with colorful shadows. This is pretty abstract for me, and it was fun to mush around with the paint and my knives.
My cousin shared some photos of his Rose of Sharon flowers. I really liked this blue one. So Dean, this one is for you! Thanks for sharing your flowers with me. I am planning on painting a more abstract closeup too.