Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Mountain Park Morning

This is a view from one section of Cypress Hills Provincial Park. My partner and I camped there in our RV the first week of our current vacation. The park offers beautiful scenery and great places to paint. There’s a large lake with rolling hills, a forest, and ponds with tall bulrushes. The day I had in this painting was sunny with no clouds present. It was also quite hot outside with the temperature at 30 Celsius. Luckily I have AC in my RV!  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

White Petunias

These Petunias are from a flower pot that sits on a bistro table on my front porch. I painted them from life and wanted to capture only the flowers and not the pot itself, showcasing them against a pleasant teal backdrop. I think it makes the white of the flowers stand out more. I bought the small white easel from Michaels store that compliment and displays it well.  
A very nice piece!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Elbow Falls ~ Late afternoon

This is another view of Elbow Falls in the late afternoon. Such a nice place to spend the day. Lots of walking trails and a great place to set up your easel to paint. One of my favorite places.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Orange Pekoe

I have this lovely porcelain tea cup with lid that I bought some years ago in my travels. Once out of my kitchen cupboard, my idea was to set up a small still life arrangement using an orange and an old table cloth. It soon became obvious as to what to name this piece. Enjoy! 

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Garden Irises

Planting season is upon us and these white and yellow Irises would look lovely in my garden, but for now I needed a new painting to hang in my sunroom and it looks great on the wall. It also gave me an opportunity to use my new Holbein heavy body acrylic paints that I recently purchased from an art supply store. I'm quite impressed with the quality and vibrancy of these paints. I'll be using them more frequently in some of my paintings. Enjoy this one!

Friday, April 05, 2019

Dancing Angels

I painted these flowers because I found them amusing by the way in which they danced about when the wind blew on them. Their soft white petals appeared like long flowing gowns tousling in every direction, much like Marilyn Monroe's subway dress scene. That what they reminded me of.