Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day

I painted this painting of cherries today when everyone was busy relaxing on Memorial Day. I call this painting "Life is like a bowl of cherries".  Thanks to the men and women that keep us safe, we can all enjoy life in the best country in the world.
Hope you enjoyed this day as much as I did.  Thank you veterans and troops !!!!

Sunflowers in Blue Urn

Here is what I worked on last week along with the 6X8 paintings that I try to paint daily.  It is a 20x16 painting of Sunflowers that my daughter's boyfriend brought her.  He actually brought lilies with them and I have not been able to paint the lilies because of the holiday weekend and all the family things that go with it. I had fun painting the sunflowers in a blue urn that my mother bought at an auction. The hardest thing about the sunflowers was the strokes that created the petals. Hope you like this one.
Thank you for viewing !

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Blue Cloisonne Vase

This is a painting of a blue cloisonne vase that my mom gave me.  There are two of them and I have always loved the blue color. I hope you enjoy seeing this vase because I am sure I will be painting it over and over. You may get sick of them.
Thank you for viewing and let me know your thoughts.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mother's Day

I am practicing blogging currently and getting my website updated.  As soon as I have finished the website, I will upload all of this and it will be out there in cyberspace.  Then I should be able to continue painting the small paintings almost daily.  Here is another one that I painted last week while I was getting ready to begin posting.  Let me know what you think.  Thanks !

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Two Tomatoes

Here is the first small painting (6 x 8) that I painted after switching to Rembrandt oils.  I think that the paint goes on much smoother and I am happier with the strength of the color.  I am not as happy with the fact that I used a verbena flower to paint and it wilted so quickly, I had to paint it out.  Good to know that painting verbena is not an option unless it is plein aire and still attached. Enjoy !