Posts Tagged ‘flowers’

Tulip Fields – commission

April 7th, 2015 2 comments

Used to be, from time to time, Donald would send me a photo. You should paint this, he said. Or he’d just post it to my wall, knowing full well I’d have to try and paint it. It’s been almost three years since he could have done that, so I was kind of surprised when I gazed upon my facebook wall one morning, that his nephew Vic had done the same thing. Felt very comfortable to paint it for him. Thanks Vic, I needed a challenge like that.

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The Rose Thicket

February 17th, 2015 1 comment

The quest: to swirl colors around and make something beautiful with rose shapes. Roses say “I love you” more than any other flower. They combine contrast, softness, sharp edges and soft colors. They can carry the most fragrant aromas, but sadly, most of them have had that bred out of them. All of the roses in my yard have fragrance.
Today I painted these roses on my Ghadi handmade paper, which increases some interesting effects. This painting measures 8″ x 12″ and is for sale for $100.00. All proceeds go to endangered species conservation.

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Hellebore Hellebore Hellebore. Such a funny name for a pretty flower

October 18th, 2011 10 comments

I like getting an assignment. Sometimes when I don’t know what to paint and a friend tells me a story like the one that follows, I find myself very inspired.

So here’s the story: I have this really cool friend who is currently designing her yard. She decided she’d plant some Hellebores. While describing her plantings to her neighbor, the neighbor took great pains to correct her “That’s Helleborus.” She said. My friend has a LOT of class; and would never argue with someone about something so petty. But my friend was not born yesterday, and she KNEW that the word “Hellebore” was correct and that Helleborus was simply the Latin name for the plant. Well, the next day, same thing happens, My friend talks about her Hellebore nicely planted and her neighbor corrects her AGAIN.

So I decided my friend needed an authoritative postcard from a botany artist… and here it is!

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The Dogwood flower

May 25th, 2009 7 comments


dogwood130Every now and then I have to take a break from all the faces, and find myself painting flowers or something like that instead.

In our back yard we have a magnificent Dogwood Tree – it is very inspirational.  This painting is one of a series. It is 5.5″ x 8.5″

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