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.
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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″.

Dogwoods and Azaleas

July 4, 2014 § 2 Comments

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Watercolor

40″x30″

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.”

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