Thursday, December 15, 2011

Always a Good Day for a Ride


This watercolor painting is of my husband's Harley Davidson Softail--every year I paint something for his business Holiday card and thought this would be unique! It can be hard for bikers to put away their motorcycles for the winter--they keep hoping for just one more beautiful day for a last ride of the season. This is a bit extreme, but hope you think it's fun.

The painting is 9 x 12, done on Canson watercolor paper. I guess the genre for this has to be "motorcycle art"!

So happy to say this original painting has just sold, but for those Harley fans, prints are available with this link

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dappled Sunlight


About a month ago, as the weather was just starting to turn cooler, I brought home a lovely bouquet of sunflowers. Arranged in a vase, I set them by the french door in the sunlight, and captured some photos that could possibly be paintings. I particularly liked the photo which was the starting point for this painting--it was receiving dappled sunlight and there were beautiful darks at the bottom of the flower. I made this sunflower the "star" and quieted down the two in the background. This watercolor painting is 8.5" x 11", done on Arches 140# acid-free watercolor paper. It is double matted to approximately 14.5" x 17".

Here is the link for the Paypal auction.