Thursday, March 14, 2013

Bouquet #128

Here's a conglomeration of flowers from Trader Joes... They have good selections sometimes.  I liked these because they had ranunculus in them. 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Rose #127

     Still struggling with roses... they are hard to paint !  I somehow think I might have an easier time with an apricot or yellow one.   That's next, if I can find one ! ha !    Thanks for the helpful critique from my talented sis on this painting.... when she came over this week for her birthday dinner... love you, Lin !

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Erica and Chalonda #126

     I started this with a painted all over surface, and then started to work on it with mineral spirits and q-tips... It was challenging, but fun.... By subtracting and then adding, over and over, it started to take shape.  I wasn't that concerned with whether or not it got a likeness, but only with being loose.....  I also decided to only use colors that were left on my palette from yesterday.  
     The sweet face belongs to Erica, who works for my Doctor, and takes such good care of me !

The second portrait is Chalonda, who took the exray of my foot when I left the Drs office on Tuesday....

Strange ancestor....

     Does anyone remember these old (red) piggybanks?  This one is from my antique booth and has an advertisement for a bank on the other side.  I know they came in blue, too.  I really like this little guy and thought it would be fitting to paint him with my current purchase of a bank for my granddaughter.  "A penny saved......etc."

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sunflowers #125

     So happy I found some sunflowers at Trader Joes...  Spring can't be too far behind, right???

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Ranunculus and Delphinium #124

Delphinium is another flower I was unable to grow.  I spent 60. on 6 plants several years ago, but they all died.. so sad.  These are such a wonderful color.  I think it's either too hot or too dry in St. Louis for these. I do like the combination of colors here.  The periwinkle brings out the yellow-orange.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Ready for spring #123

     I love these beautiful flowers, here's another version of them.   Something about the tight buds, so compacted with vibrant colored petals and amazing contrast.   Wish I could grown them.  But.... Spring will soon be here, if that's any consolation !