This painting makes a colorful, happy statement wherever it is exhibited. My coneflowers always have butterflies on them. Can you find the butterfly?
"East Dallas Crapes" by Ann McCann 12 X 24”
Still working on this piece. This stand of crape myrtles is beautiful every year. Maybe the shadow is too bright?
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My friend Willow bought “Sacred Poppies” and here it is hanging above her china cupboard. Doesn’t it look great, all the poppy colors against the white scene.
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"Daisies and Lace" 16 X 20" Oil
This is a wildflower meadow on White Rock Lake near my house. At the time, many daisy-like flowers and Queen Anne's Lace were blooming. The blue bonnets and paintbrush were fading.
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This painting was done plein air, outdoors, with all the dreadful mosquitoes who love me even with tons of bug spray on! Anyway, it is for a plein air exhibit in August.
“Denise’s Geraniums” by Ann McCann 9 X 12” oil
I was in a “red” mood and fancied my friend’s geraniums. I also like her vintage home which is partially seen in the background here. I am still in a “red” mood so you may see some more red paintings.
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I am continuing to paint plein air in my neighborhood. On my block is a lovely wildflower garden filled with butterflies. I did this small painting there sitting in the hot sun for several hours. I am working on a larger version in my much cooler studio.
I have been doing plein air paintings around my neighborhood, ones that are totally done outside. Yes, you have to carry all the equipment to the site and battle the wind, sun and bugs. And the mosquitoes are awful now! Anyway, I love my neighbor’s gate with the “waterfall” steps (conservation neighborhood requirement), the red cannas and white rose of sharon, all back lit by the morning sun.
Everyone liked the photo of my front yard with cone flowers so much that I decided to paint it. The architecture took more time than I thought. It was a relief to go loose and free with the flowers!
This is a tulip garden at the Dallas Arboretum. They were glowing in the sun that day and I tried to capture that with warm, transparent color.
I plan to feature paintings in my next posts that are currently on exhibition at the Baylor Health Sciences Library in Dallas. As my front yard is currently filled with these coneflowers, this is a very timely post for me. I love these cheerful prairie flowers that bloom a long time and are always dancing with butterflies.
Come see my show at 3500 Gaston Ave in the Baylor Hospital complex, Dallas. There are 22 new oil paintings of flowers and landscapes from across the US and other far flung places. Some have sold (including the poppies here), but I have replaced them with new paintings. It is a great venue for displaying art. Let me know you plan to attend, and I will meet you there for a private tour.
Here is my painting at the Dallas Lakewood Library Art Exhibit. This show is open until June 15, 2019. This painting is for sale.