Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Leaf Bouquet"

5"x 7"
acrylic on hardboard
This year after a not so lovely birthday. I was presented with a bouquet of leaves, which became the highlight of my day. I placed each one of them in a sandwich bag and preserved them between the pages of a book when we returned home. I got to play around with different textures with this painting. It all came together rather nicely. Bad birthday, great painting!
$75.00 + $5.00 shipping and handling






Thursday, March 26, 2009

"Young Ladies"

5"x 7"
acrylic on hardboard
I have had this image for sometime now. I always knew I’d paint the portraits, but I never really saw their real energy until recently when I took another look at these to young ladies. They were standing in line waiting for their turn in the game at a birthday party. I cropped the image considerably and focused on what I thought was really important. To quote a friend, “Keep the main thing, the main thing.” When I was a little girl my mother would adorn my hair with bows, ball ties, and rubber bands just like these two cutie pies. As a painter I am fascinated with the way the light filters through the transparent plastic balls I guess I was drawn to the color contrast of the little girl and the white dress she wore as well. The background was a challenge. I used several color options before I settled with green even at one point deciding that I should paint the background in full detail before I remembered I was focusing in on what was important. Greens, browns, and earth tones in general have been my safety blanket. So in the end, as I look back at the journey I took in painting this piece, I should not have been shocked at my decision making when it came to my color choices.
$75.00 + $5.00 shipping and handling
SOLD

Sunday, March 22, 2009

"Red Daisy in a Shot"


“Red Daisy in a Shot”
5"x 7"
acrylic on hardboard
This daisy was pulled from my mother’s flower bed. I love daisies but they seem to hate me. I have killed every single daisy I have been given or purchased. My mother on the other hand does nothing to nurture her plants and her daisies are constantly in bloom. When I say nothing, I really mean NOTHING, no watering no fertilizer, just a clump of dirt. I guess I love mine to death. My daughter never has passed up the opportunity to pull flowers from a flower bed so upon our departure from a visit to Granny’s house she pulled this beauty. I had to paint it. The petals on daisies are so packed with energy. I love the way they capture the light on some but not all of the petals.
SOLD