March 8, 2016 § 2 Comments
The series of 5″x5″ oil paintings continues. Delightful to paint in series, which can either stop or continue, as the fancy dictates.
March 8, 2016 § Leave a comment
This small oil, 5″x5″, is the first of a series of small paintings for a spring show. All of the paintings in this group of 16 are 5″x5″. Other groups are also of small flower paintings, one group only 4″x4″. All should show up here soon!
August 7, 2014 § Leave a comment
August 4, 2014 § 2 Comments
So many flowers, so little summer! With a big show coming up, I’m painting all day and all evening. That’s a pretty nice complaint to have, isn’t it?
July 4, 2014 § 2 Comments
Dogwoods, that timeless favorite of spring, and azaleas, deserve lots of attention, and this spring I gave it to them. This a large painting for a watercolor, and painting at this size presents difficulties of many kinds. For instance, all the brushes need to be of different sizes than those used in “regular” watercolors, each image is larger and therefore the working area dries more slowly, and possibly unevenly. The number of flowers required to complete the planned painting is enormous. Many dogwood branches and azalea flowers went into creating this large painting, but, as Frida Kalho said, “I paint flowers so they will not die.”