Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Zinnias of Rendle Garden At 5' x 4' this piece is monumental. It was made for my friends Ed and Mary's garden room. I hadn't ever included a butterfly in any of my work, however, on the day I visited their garden, the butterflies were swarming this most awesome row of Zinnia's...and so this painting came to be...

A 16' wall and a southern exposure make the perfect spot for this! I think I will be collecting packets of Zinnia seeds this winter. These beauties were called "State Fair Giants".

"Square Nest" series #1
I created this little piece for the Habitat of Humanity of Huron Valley(MI). The house is located in Ypsilanti and now occupied by one of their client families. Habitat is using the image for this year's holiday card and auctioning the original off on-line. If you would like to participate in the auction and get the first piece of my "Square Nest" series, you can reach it via this link:
Bidding for Good

The piece is 12" x 12" and painted in oil with a palette knife so the texture is very lush!