de Caen Anemones

March 8, 2016 § 2 Comments

de Caen Anemones 72ppi
The series of 5″x5″ oil paintings continues. Delightful to paint in series, which can either stop or continue, as the fancy dictates.

Small Oils

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!

Bearded Iris 72ppi

Bearded Iris

Frieze of Tulips

April 18, 2015 § Leave a comment

Sometimes one kind of flower takes over my imagination. This happens most often in the spring, and tulips are often the first and brightest omen of things to come.

This long and narrow watercolor is 7″ x 28″.

Cleome, Daisies

August 7, 2014 § Leave a comment

 Cleomes Daisies



22″ x 30″

Watercolor paper at 22″ x 30″ is easy enough to find online. But larger sizes are difficult to locate, and it looks as though the only solution is to use a roll that comes in 10′ lengths. That ought to be big enough, at least!

Asters, Salvia

August 4, 2014 § 2 Comments

So many flowers, so little summer. I'm painting all day, but more and more flowers need to be painted. A wonderful complaint to have, that's for sure!


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?

Cannas, Black-eyed Susans

August 2, 2014 § Leave a comment

Watercolor 22" x30"

22″ x30″

Daylilies, Mexican Petunias

July 30, 2014 § Leave a comment

Deeper color as summer grows warmer, days long.

Dogwoods and Azaleas

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.”

Yellow Rose, 2 Red Tulips

January 10, 2014 § Leave a comment

One rose, two tulips.

One rose, two tulips.

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