Painting Poppies

A friend shared a picture of the yellow poppies in Texas at the base of some hills. Thankfully, she gave me permission to paint it. I was smitten – until I started painting. I found all the small poppies covering the foreground and the overall neutral color scheme was challenging to figure out the composition and where I wanted the eye to go.

Fortunately, I whipped out my creative license and added a bit more color. I hope my friend approves!

For information or to purchase go to Texas Poppies!

A View of Dingle Bay

This past fall, my husband and I went to Ireland. What an enchanting place! Upon arriving at the Shannon airport, we traveled to Killorlin. Our plan was to spend our first full day exploring Dingle Peninsula. From Killorglin we started the tour of Dingle peninsula on the south side. This painting is of one of our first glimpses of Dingle Bay. The farmland that lines the coast was covered in beautiful wildflowers.

Following is a painting of the bay with the reference photo.

For more details click to view ‘A View of Dingle Bay’.

Anticipation

Last night, December 31st 2016, I painted this with many thoughts running through my head.

2016 was the year I discovered pastels. WOW! Pastels are an art medium that I had never heard of but in one year have become obsessed with.

When painting this I merged memories from two of the art workshops I participated in during the last year. I also incorporated my mental vision of the field in our valley and how the sunsets show such a brilliant light display. Flowers in the ‘meadow’ are my way of symbolizing my excitement of a new year, a new season, a new garden, and my favorite time of the year – transition from spring to summer. Check out the pastel painting of Anticipation

May 2017 hold many wonderful experiences for us all!