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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"Cluster of Geraniums"

"Cluster of Geraniums"
oil, 8x10"

These geraniums were in my yard and the sun was
 shinning bright that day casting this wonderful shadow.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

"Three Red Geraniums"

"Three Red Geraniums"
oil, 8x10"

I set this arrangement up and painted from life. These are cutting I
took from my potted geraniums that were in my yard. Soon they
will be gone at the first frost, here in WA state they don't make
it through the cold weather. Sad to see them go.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

"Finishing Touches/Violets"

"Finishing Touches/Violets"
oil, 6x6"

Set this still life up and painted from life, the paint
brush was an after thought.
I liked the idea of not finishing it and adding the 
the brush and paint tube.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

"The Blue Hydragea"

"The Blue Hydrangea"
oil, 8x8

When visiting my brother and his wife in May, there in their beautiful 
backyard I spotted this beautiful blue hydrangea. The sun
was casting this deep green shadow and the blue of this 
flower was so vibrant. 

I took a photo of it and painted it in my studio when we got home. I also have blue 
hydrangeas in my yard and after looking at my hydrangeas and
then my painting, I realized the flower wasn't blue enough and 
made it bluer. They are very blue. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"Geraniums in the Cottage"

"Geraniums in the Cottage"
oil, 8x8

Red geraniums have been one of my all time favorites to paint. This piece was in my
thoughts and had to paint it. Sometimes remembering what I have seen before.

What started the old window scene, we were staying at a cottage in Carmel,
the window in the kitchen was looking out at the beautiful landscape
with a window box full of red geraniums in front of the window. I have been
  painting them ever since. 

"Geraniums in White"

"Geraniums in White"
oil, 8x10

I am always asked about my geranium paintings, so I thought I
would do some more of them.
When doing a painting I am always changing the composition
until it feels right. Maybe a flower shouldn't be there or
moved. Every painting is always a challenge from the
beginning to the end but that's what makes it so much fun.