Tuesday, November 28, 2006

My Gorgeous Girls

4 x 3 feet, oil on gallery wrapped canvas
If you wonder why I haven't posted in a while it isn't because I traveled over Thanksgiving; I have had this piece going for a couple of weeks now. This is another for my sunflower series. The foliage is getting more interesting to me as I explore the subject of sunflowers. I now know why the masters painted so many of these beauties as they are very challenging and gratifying when you capture bits of their majesty. This piece is fairly loosely painted relying on a deep plum under-painting to add depth and character to the subject.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Warrior Princess

18 x 24 inches, oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Warrior Princess seemed to be the only fitting name for this one. She looked so brave and beautiful with the big leave looking like a shield. Another beauty from this past summer's garden.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Moonlit Sunflower III

11 x 14 inches, oil on gallery wrapped canvas

This is the last of three for the moonlit sunflower studies. Actually, they look quite nice in a group. I think I will work on the Sunflower I a bit more and display them together as a montage. They are screaming for big gilded frames.......but that will have to wait for now. I hope you enjoy them. I have had a lot of fun working on them and have fallen in love with the consistency of my new Graham's paint....like butter!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Moonlit Sunflower II

11 x 14 inches, oil on gallery wrapped canvas

This is another study for a large piece. I like the brush work on the flower better on this piece than the last one.