I took the photo of this scene on top of a bridge with 6 inches between me and the trucks! And they were roaring by and beeping at me. But I wanted this view of the low country on plantation row outside of Charleston. I loved painting the reflections of the marsh reeds on the water so much that I want to do a close-up next. I also saw a triptych of a similar scene that I would like to try too.
As of January 3, I am retired from my professor job. I am ready to paint full-time. Here are some images from our December trip to Charleston, a city of elegant townhouses, sweeping plantations and gardens. I want to paint it all!
Like Texas bluebonnets, these are lupines. However, these Jerusalem lupines are 2 1/2 ft tall, a whole field of them! See the picture below of my daughter sitting in the field.
Here are some flower paintings that are still available for purchase. Contact me if you are interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a poppy field I visited last May outside of Jerusalem. It was stunning and felt wonderful to sit within it and surround yourself with the poppies. The field is on a steep hill and you can see other mountains in the distance. This is a painting to make you happy whenever you look at it.
These are the two paintings I have in this show. Please come and see them as well as four other paintings I have at the gallery.
Of course, what I first saw was the orange lilies against the window and that is what I wanted to paint. But on closer examination, I saw the people in the bar/restaurant against the window in the back. So, they are here too.
I’ve spent a lot of time watching this forest. It is my mother-in-law’s backyard in Storrs, CT. The tree shadows vary throughout the day, and the tree colors change with the seasons. Harriet left this earth in October, and so this painting is dedicated to her.
This is a marsh outside of Wellfleet, MA that we often visit for painting. The pathway is under water at high tide as well as your car if you don’t pay attention! The colors of the water, plants and sky are gorgeous and ever changing.
This is a cottage garden I saw last summer in Wellfleet, Cape Cod. I liked the juxtaposition of the old fashion flowers and the vintage fence and buildings. Feels like home to me. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
The Victorians liked these yard long images of flowers. A lot of people just collect these flower prints. I decided to paint one. Below are closeups of some of the flowers.
This is a fall scene along the Rio Grande in the Taos area. The golds are in the foreground tree and chamisa, across the river and softly reflected in the water.
Surprises can be found on little side streets in Santa Fe. Here was an adobe house with a beautiful turquoise door and trim. With the mountain in the background and flowers in foreground, this captures the magic of the southwest.
This marsh is in the Yale University Forest in Eastern CT. The autumn reds and yellows in the background and the cloud reflections in the blue water.up front were breathtaking.