Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A little Inspiration

Orchids are amazing.  After waiting a whole year, just when you've had enough of winter, this is what you get.
These are only a few of my plants.  I have about 25 different orchids. I know.....It's a sickness.
This is inspiring. I wonder what I'm going to paint next?

Monday, February 07, 2011

8 x 8 Garden Floral Series

I thought I would share with you my 8 x 8 Garden Floral Series.  While I don't have a great deal of interest in painting flowers they are often an important element of my work.  I decided to paint this series for two reasons. First of all these small canvases are a great "warm up" for larger planned canvases.  Another reason is simply that they sell and I need a better selection of smaller canvases for this year.  
As you may know the above images show ,from left to right, a Clematis, a Red Poppy and Tulips with Columbine all in various stages of development. None of them finished.  There is a forth not pictured which is of Black Eyed Susan's.  They are yellow-orange in color.
I'm planning on having about 10 painting in this series. and planning on another series of the same size of Wildflowers.      Can I do it?  

I would really like some suggestions of flowers that you would like to see me paint.  So put on your thinking caps and let me know.