Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Crystal for Peonies

Crystal for Peonies
8" x 10" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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These peonies are some of my 
favorites. Not only are they beautiful
but they have a heavenly fragrance.

Enjoy the glints of light off the 
glass vase as well as the
lights and shadows among the petals
and the stems.
The background adds a bit
of mystery as the peonies
blend into the darks.




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Monday, September 9, 2013

Fresh Picked, Peonies

Fresh Picked, Peonies
8" x 10" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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I love this old egg basket because it has
carried many blossoms cut from my garden.
These peonies looked so lovely 
in the basket I decided to paint them
as they were when I brought them in from the garden.

I try to paint what I see which includes lots 
of color in the lights and shadows.
Colors make paintings come to life.


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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Rusty Velvet, Bearded Iris

Rusty Velvet, Bearded Iris
8" x 10" original oil painting
gallery wrapped stretched canvas

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It is always a special treat each year
when the soft velvety blossom of this
rusty iris starts to bloom.
One would think it is going to be a
purple blossom but as it opens 
it becomes more and more rusty.
I tried to capture that mystery of this special
flower with the etherial background. 
The glints of light add some excitement.


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