Saturday, March 31, 2012

Succulent Series Painting # 13


     I really liked all the varieties of plants I found at my neighborhood nursery... (literally in my neighborhood, I could actually walk there...)  Anyhoo, I decided to go a collection of paintings using them as my subjects.  I especially like the look of the succulents.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Succulent Painting # 12

     I love the abstract quality of these plants.  I love to see the assymmetrical-type of radial balance they exhibit.  Something great about the grey-green color for me, too.  The touch of red -the bowl- bring out the greens, polka-dots for pizzazz...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Red Shoes, again Painting #11

     I really get a kick out of painting these little shoes... (no pun intended)  Anyhoo, here they are on one of my granddaughter's favorite games, Pete Rabbit.... This is the first board game she's really ever played.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Ranunculus. Painting #10

 These have been my favorite flower since I fell in love with them at a 'Home Show" many years ago.  It's the first time I remember seeing them, and I just thought they were beautiful.   Apparently they don't grow in my part of the country, because I try, in vain to get them to grow EVERY year !  (You'd think I finally learn, and just buy the cut flowers for my table ! Ha !)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fickle tulips Painting # 9

     As I painted this morning, the still-life kept changing, as the tulips opened, and opened, due to the light I had on them, which warmed them up.   I still like the results, though.  So many of the things I think about and do when I paint I owe to Carol Marine, whose inspiration and knowledge are such a part of me now. Especially valuable are the hints and helps on how to apply the paint ! Visit her here to get 'inspired'. 

 Have a great, relaxing break from painting for awhile, Carol, and hope to see you back soon.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Single Gerbera - Painting #8

This is my favorite color, plus another couple I'm VERY fond of, but I love to wear this one!  I've always had several blouses and sweaters this color.   Love the daisies, too.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Gerbera Daisies #7

Do any of you remember these when we were kids?  I don't...  Maybe they were hybridized or something, but anyway, I love them...

I DO have the traditional daisies in my garden, and love those too !

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Labadie Mo. #6

     We (my sis and I) visited a little town called Labadie Mo. a couple of weeks ago to do some lunch and look for antiques.  We stopped to get a few images of this awesome feed store.  I've always wanted to paint some of these abstract shapes and forms.   I love the light and shadows they create.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Painting #5

     Close-up of these amazingly colored pansies... In all my gardening years, I've never planted pansies.  This year will be my first.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Painting #4

     Here's another cute pair that Baby Gap sells.  The polka dots break up the background a bit.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Painting #3

     Here's a different perspective on these little guys.  They are such fun to paint, and remind me of my darling grandbabies. 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Pansies.... the sign of an early Spring

    We all know that it's too early for the nurseries to be stocking up on pansies in mid-March, but nevertheless there they are.  I found this one to be such a beautiful shade, somewhere between orange and fuchsia.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Daily Painting Again

Getting back into the Daily Painting BIZ.....Hopefully my newer style will show through. 

    Now, you know we can't go through life without distractions, but I'm going to stay focused, and not let them take over... ha ha !  That's what happens when you love to do EVERYTHING.... but I want to paint SOOO badly.... so, here goes.....

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Painting purchases

  For those of you who purchased paintings recently, I will mail them out on the 12th of March... Thanks for your understanding.... -Sandy