I haven't posted any work in so long. This past year I was caught up in 50th high school reunion planning, as well as volunteering for some other events, and time got away from me. Although I mostly paint in oils, I like to dabble in watercolors, and this past summer I spent some time practicing. This is a little rose study I did.
I named this painting Beaux Arts after the fund-raising event at Scottsdale Artists' School last Saturday. It was a fun night and a successful event for the school. I'm pleased to say that the two paintings I donated to the silent auction were sold. I was on the Decoration Committee, and we had made sunflower arrangements for the tables; so we all took some home after the event. My sunflower arrangement died quickly, but I had taken lots of reference photos, and I painted this from one of those photos. Beaux Arts is an annual event, and you can see all the paintings in the auction here. This painting is available through an online auction on Daily Paintworks. Thank you for viewing my art.
I painted this from a photo I took of a Matilija Poppy at Mission La Purisima in Lompoc, California last year. These poppies have large petals on tall stems, and they float in the breeze like angels. They are so elegant, and challenging but fun to paint. This painting is available on Daily Paintworks. Just click on the link to go to my page. Thank you for viewing my art.
This little bird was in a tree when I was visiting one of the California missions, and each time I tried to get closer with my camera, he would move farther away from me. So my reference photo was a little fuzzy, but he made a good subject for a quick little study. This painting is available on Daily Paintworks. Just click on the link to go to my page. Thank you for viewing my art.