Friday, July 31, 2009

Yellow Pansies - Final, SOLD

Yellow Pansies ~ 6" x 6" ~ Acrylic on stretched canvas ~ SOLD

Here is the finished painting. Did a lot of minor refinements and veins on the petals. Hope you like it.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Yellow Pansies - 3

I painted leaves and background. I layered the big pansy with orange veins. I can't wait to paint the center of the flowers.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Yellow Pansies - 2

This is how it looks so far. I am painting this in acrylic medium.

Yellow Pansies - 1

I started painting these beautiful pansies. This is a reference from the Chicago Botanic garden.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Garden Walk - Plein Air

Grandma's planter ~ 9" x 12" ~ Acrylic on canvas panel
After a nice vacation, I am back to blogging. I was invited to paint at one of the gardens selected for the Antioch Garden Walk. It was a beautiful garden with fragrant roses and a really nice host. After I wandered around the garden and took pictures of the roses, I decided on this subject for my plein air. I had never seen something like this before and did not really know what it was, but I thought it made a nice flower planter. (I was told by the host that it was her grandma's coffee grinder). I was attracted to the rustic beauty, the shadows, the bright red geraniums and the little pink blossoms swaying gently in the breeze. It was a wonderful day and the owner of the house also bought one of my flower prints. My thanks to all gardeners out there for bringing so much beauty into life!