I did a small painting of this Santa Fe scene and decided to go bigger for my show. There was a super moon that night so it was pretty big at dusk. This scene has almost every Santa Fe feature- chamisa, juniper, adobe and mountains!
I am getting ready for a show at the UT Southwestern Medical School Faculty Club in March. So, I am concentrating on creating larger paintings for the show. I did a small 5X7 of this image a while ago and decided to go big with it. My hairdresser supplied the flowers!
This is the amazing rose garden at the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. You can see some of the palace in the background and the orange trees in the garden. The roses there were as a big as dinner plates.
We visited this lake last fall in Connecticut. The fall colors were gorgeous reflecting in the lake. at twilight. It almost looked like a forest fire!
I will miss this one and the memories that go with it. Our family had a wonderful trip to Big Bend in December 2017. My daughter came home from overseas to go with us. I love the white flowers (whatever they are!) and the rose/blue cliffs. I know the new owner will enjoy it too.
Lilacs smell like spring in Michigan. I really miss them here in Texas. So I just have to look at the painting and imagine the wonderful purple perfume.
I continue to be fascinated by the golden chamisa bushes in Santa Fe. So, I decided to abstract them and treat them as colorful flowers. Although they are dried golden bushes in December, I hope to actually see them in flower someday!
This is the last week of my show at the Baylor Health Sciences Library in Dallas. All paintings (not frames) are 20% off. Contact me if you would like a personal tour of the exhibit!
My inspiration for this painting was some watercolor sketches I did at Cape Cod last summer. I decided to paint it with bright yellows and oranges on a dark purple background. A collector bought it soon after my posting last week. She made my day. I'm thrilled that it is now on display at the Texas A&M College of Dentistry.
I did a small painting of these daisies that I had for the party after my October art show I decided to go big with it. These complementary and clashy colors jump off the canvas!
Here is another painting of the yellow chamisa in Santa Fe. In this one I focused on the beautiful shadows they created in the bright sunshine. Then there are the ever present mountains in the background.
We went to Santa Fe over the Christmas break and visited a park in the foothills. I have always wanted to paint the moon as seen during the day, and this was my opportunity. I also like the dried golden chamisa plants that are everywhere. The adobe house in the background was a bonus.
These daylilies were everywhere in Cape Cod last July. They are the essence of summer, bright and cheerful. I pumped up the background color quite a bit so it jumps off the wall.
Please read my interview at the Artists of Texas website: http://www.artistsoftexas.org/texas-art-blog/. You will have to page down as my interview is not the first one, but is currently the second one (maybe the third by now). I did a little soul searching to answer the questions!