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.
This is a plein air painting I did over the Christmas break while visiting Big Bend Park. We stayed in a house on a mountainside in Terlingua, Texas. The views from the porch were spectacular. We saw many road runners and javelinas in this desert landscape. Only in Texas!.
I painted this for the Biblical Art Museum's 8X8 Exhibition & Auction. I took the photo for the painting at St Andrews Scottish Church across the valley from the Old City in Jerusalem. It was a beautiful sunset! The event is this Wednesday, November 16, 2016 from 7-10 pm.
In August we visit my Mother-in-law in Storrs, CT. Nearby is Horsebarn Hill on the University of Connecticut campus. The clouds were gorgeous the day we visited and were the perfect backdrop for the distant mountains and the cattle roaming the pasture.
Every August we have a large family get-together in Cape Cod, MA. This is a typical scene in Wellfleet where we stay, beautiful colonial houses and lovely flowers. These are sunflowers in the New England style (not Texan, smaller).
It is still 100 degrees here in Texas so I decided to feature another snow painting. I loved working with all the beautiful blues and purples on the "white" snow. Actually the snow is yellow, pink, orange, blue, purple........................... This one hangs in my breakfast room!
It's 100+ degrees in Texas right now and walking along this snowy path looks pretty good. I created an "aurora borealis" look to the interior of the forest, moving mysterious colors. The paint is nice and thick. This is for sale on my website, as well as a smaller version that I painted first.
This is a house in my neighborhood from the early 1900s. My focus in this painting was the beautiful purple irises, but I also captured a glimpse of the house at the top of the hill. This is a great neighborhood, the Belmont Addition in Dallas.
Here is my first painting from the trip to the Texas Hill country. For those of you have gone on the Willow City Loop in the past month, you will recognize this spot! It is gorgeous and one of the few places that is not fenced. Disney could not have done a better job here! I will be painting more from this location.
This is a beautiful old crape myrtle in front of my house. It is probably from the early 1920s. We lost a big piece of it in an ice storm several years ago, but it still looks great all year round. There are giant bright pink blooms all summer and the shiny apricot bark all winter.
For Day 6, I decided to paint a truly red rose in a very loose way. I really like the looseness as well as the kick of the complementary colors of orange and blue.
I will again participate in the January 30 Day Painting Challenge. I will start posting new daily paintings on January 1. I will be painting roses and winter scenes. Stay tuned! All will be available for purchase.
We were in Connecticut Thanksgiving 2014, and there was a beautiful snowfall. I loved the sunlight and shadows on the pine trees in the early morning. The snow just sparkled....