Sunday, April 10, 2011

Poppy Patch at the Farm - 30" x 15"  Original Oil Painting of Poppies and Barns

This piece was inspired by a photo from a friend. It combines my recent fascination with landscapes and my passion for poppies. I have a series of small poppies underway. Sort of a warm up for a larger scale commission that will find it's final home in Quebec City, Canada. This is my first international commission. Quite exciting!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Red Barn Romantic - 18" x 24" landscape of red barns and a pasture filled with wild flowers

This title is as much about the artist as the subject. Growing up on a farm in rural Michigan, I am a sucker for old red barns. One of the saddest days of my life was watching the eventual owners of my family's farm side the perfectly patinated barns with shiny red metal siding..low maintenance and functional.... like a big gold tooth!

That said, my idea of a romantic landscape includes an old barn or two!

Friday, April 08, 2011

Pining for Spring - 18" x 24" Lily of the Valley - Original Oil Painting

I created this piece on the first day of spring as an homage to the new season. Then, I took off to NYC for the International Art Expo to do a little business and have a little fun. I met a lot of great artists, publishers, printers and galleries and came home super-charged with my creative bucket full!

So now, I am just catching up with my posts ...and it still does not feel like spring is here. The up side of that is more time to paint! Stay tuned ;)

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Poppy Painting Installed
This 3' x 4' painting was created last summer just for this spot. Working from paint and fabric swatches and a photo of this buffet, I created this for a great couple that I met at the Ann Arbor Art Fair.  I never got to see it installed until my clients sent this picture last week. What a nice surprise!! Chris and Hank, thank you for sending!