Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Vintage chalk horse Painting #54


 I found this horse sculpture at a cute antique shop in Alabama, while on vacation with my family.   My sister and her hubby go with us, and the guys love to play new golf courses, while sis and I NEVER are at a loss at keeping ourselves occupied !!! (Two retired art teachers..... that pretty much means 'trouble' ) ha

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Little Mary Janes Painting #53

    My sis found these, and gave them to me to paint.   They are one of my favorite subjects to paint.  This time they are a little 6 x 6...

Friday, July 27, 2012

Gerberas Painting #52

     Had to purchase these, mine are toasted, even though I've been watering them...  This heat has done a number on the lawn and gardens !

Monday, July 16, 2012

Last of the Daisies Painting #51

     The flowers have been incredible this year, but the heat has taken it's toll, even with constant watering.... It's just NOT the same as a nice long, gentle rain.  We haven't had rain, so these little guys are the last ones in my yard.  It's been a good run, though. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

'Pinched' Painting #50

     I knew I had to call this one, 'Pinched' because that is what the Brits call it when you help yourself to something that isn't actually yours !   I found these pink and red blossoms on some bushes growing on the back lot of a car fix-it place close to my house.   Just so happened, (who would have thought it) I had a clipper in my car.... HA HA.... 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Another Perspective Painting #49

     Last time, I tried these from below eye-level, so thought I'd change things up and get them more on eye-level.  That way I could include the blue vintage ball jar. ( like the ones I used to sell in the antique booth )

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Dorothy's hydrangeas Painting #48

    Dorothy's magnificent blossoms are still hanging in there, so I tackled them again.... fun stuff !

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Close-Up Painting #47

     Thought I'd better paint these a few more times, before they completely fade.  The color on these purples ones is so deep and dramatic !  My blue hydrangeas have mostly faded to an off white, in this heat !!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Purple hydrangeas Painting #46

     These incredible blooms are a gift from a friend. I've never seen anything like these... for 7 years they didn't bloom, but this year,
 W O W !! thanks, Dorothy !!