Personal Art Blog

Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.

Friday, March 29, 2019

white tulips

White Tulips
8x6 inches oil on Raymar board $150.
Purchase HERE

Artist Note.
I have been painting all the spring flowers
and loving every moment of it.
Anyone else doing it?

Friday, March 22, 2019

The Poets Daffodil


The Poets Daffodil-  Narcissus 

6x6 inches oil on canvas panel $120.
Purchase HERE

Artist Note.

A friend gave me these from her garden.
I was really captivated by the red rim
around the yellow center.
I started off by placing the vase
outside in a bunch of weeds -
just to see the color the white petals
turned with the blue sky 
casting its color down on them. 
I made a few color notes 
then I came back inside
and finished it off with a warm spotlight
imitating the sun.

Have you ever placed a piece of white paper
in the shadow area outside?
It has to be where the sky is directly overhead.
It is AMAZING how blue the paper becomes.
Better still, try placing it half in shadow 
and half in the sunshine...wowzer!

The name The Poets Daffodil - Narcissus
is very appealing. The legend and history
I found interesting. If you have time
see link below
more on Poets flower.



Saturday, March 16, 2019

Santa fe Adobe

Santa Fe Adobe
8x6" oil on canvas panel $150.  SOLD


Artist Note
I started this plein air last year 
and finished it off in the
studio recently
when I discovered it at the bottom
of my plein air carrying box!

What more could I want...
an adobe home with a blue gate
- the subjects I love.

These people must get a lot of mail. 
This has a sturdy post and big box.


Monday, March 11, 2019

Tulip Pleasure

Tulip Pleasure
8x6in oil on canvas panel $150.SOLD


Artist Note.
I love to paint the flowers that are in season
and at the moment that
means Daffodils and Tulips.
I bought these tulips into the
studio for a fellow guild member
who loves tulips.
She has taught me
a lot of neat things about them
like...
they move all the time...
and they can grow extra petals!