This is a painting of my sister among the summeer flowers. I masked the white flowers and painted the background. I wanted to capture the many Queen Anne's lace that grow wild. I wanted to also capture the feeling of awe she had.
This is my dog Benji. He brings us much joy and we provided a home for him. Someone had let him go in this neighborhood. I don't paint too much with watercolor pencils, but thought they may work well for this painting.
This painting was on my bin and I took it out this morning and finished it into a mostly pastel painting. My yard is so beautiful this time of year, summer, that the beautiful and profuse wildflowers inspire me to paint this picture.
This painting took a long time to come to fruition . I tried painting hydrangeas that I had seen at a garden show. Masses are hard to achieve. Well, finally, after many, many tries, the painting turned out. I love these blue hydrangeas and have them in my yard.
This is a barn that I pass nearly everyday and I look at it. Its shape fascinates me as does the way the light hits it at different times of day. Barns are old relics in this part of NC and some I have painted are already torn down.The need to preserve these barns at least in paintings is paramount.
This beautiful flower in my yard inspired this painting. Thoughts of a friend's wedding came to mind. I am happy with the way the painting turned out as I think it evokes feelings of delicacy and softness as in a bride's dress.
I love to paint and try to do so every day. I am having immense fun blogging. I love being in touch with so many good artists and seing their art. I learn a lot about painting this way. I especially enjoy participating in the challenges.