Saturday, July 18, 2015

Vivian's day

  I painted this one, my FIRST zinnia picture, actually, while my darling granddaughter was napping one Wednesday.  

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Zinnia heaven

     I am enjoying this... I will be sad when the zinnias are over.  I planted some different varieties in another part of the yard ( my berm in the front yard), and the guy who cuts our lawn got out his weed whip and took them all out, thinking they were weeds..... had to start over, so I am starting with different seeds and seeing what I get. !

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Deep Vista

Another study, 8 x 8 oil to play with composition and color.... Wide deep vista...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Colorful skies at sunset

     A sketch for a larger painting... experimentation with color.... These are ALMOST complements, but not quite.... the light in the sky is always a warmer hue near sunrise and sunset.
     I admire this combination in artwork I've seen and would love to incorporate this color palette into my arsenal of techniques. 

Monday, July 13, 2015

More colorful zinnias

     Here is a bouquet I painted, changed the background to a darker neutral, and I was pretty pleased with the way it turned out..... Sure am enjoying all those zinnia colors !

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Zinnias are wonderful

     I love growing zinnias, and bringing them inside.... I just recently started painting them, too.... a triple header... ha !
     This is only my second year growing them, from seed.   I can't stand to leave them outside, and constantly cut them and put them in vases everywhere in my house.  Fun !