Friday, April 20, 2012

Yellow Daffs


 Daffodils are blooming everywhere! My garden is dotted with their yellow heads, turning to face the sun and blowing in the spring breeze. This is, again, a layered watercolor, done on 300# Arches paper. It's approximately 10" x 7 3/4". Hope Spring is in full bloom wherever you are!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

"A Pair of Tulips"


Spring-tulips-a perfect match. This 11 x 14 oil painting was done on stretched canvas. It's a little different composition for a floral, with the leaves coming down from the corner. I really liked the shadows on the tabletop and decided they were an important part of the total painting.

Here's a link for "A Pair of Tulips"

Monday, April 2, 2012

Yellow Barns

"Yellow Barns" is an oil painting of an area on the Connecticut coast with beautiful marshes and inlets. These barns are in the town of Clinton and on the afternoon I was there, the sun was hitting the sides of the barn with a warm glow. I particularly liked the steeple in the background, and faded it out a little more than the reality to set it further back in the picture plane.
This painting just sold and I thought it would be fun to share the news and also show a glimpse of our warmer weather and flowers to come!


Sunday, April 1, 2012

"Chianti Hillside"

This watercolor painting was inspired by the beautiful Chianti region of Italy. The rolling hills, punctuated by stone villas and vineyards, are breathtaking. This painting was done a while ago, but looking out today at gray skies threatening snow, it just seemed that a "trip" to Italy would perk up the day.