When I saw this view from the Dunvegan Castle window in Scotland, I wanted to own it. Can you imagine being able to look at this every day with your morning coffee! The niches in the stone fence outside the window are for cannons. The white structure in the left distance is an old lighthouse.
The landscape at Quiraing is unbelievable, hard to describe- strange shaped mountains, alien looking rock outcroppings and green for as far as you can see. The purple heather was also blooming when we were there so, as usual, I focused on the flowers.
In August , we went to Princess St Park in Edinburgh to paint flowers as their gardens are wonderful. However, when we got there and looked up, this castle filled the sky. It is enormous and sits on a mountain of stone. So, we had to paint it, all three of us.
This is a lovely city park in Edinburgh. The hydrangeas were blooming profusely along these elegant stairs in August. You know me, I can’t resist the flowers.
This was a very grey day at the Isle of Skye harbor in Scotland. Ever notice that when the day is very cloudy, the greens just pop. Well, that was happening here when we were plein air painting a flower garden on the harbor. The red flowers were practically screaming too. Gorgeous place.
This is the first of four canvases from my painting trip to Scotland that I have finished. In a town of gray and black stone, this coral building really stood out. I fell in love with the flower baskets.
I painted this on a dark gloomy day, and the sunflowers lit up the studio!
“Tulip Glow” by Ann McCann 9 X 12” Oil
I captured this image at the Dallas Arboretum last spring. The orange tulips were glowing in the sun.
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.