Monday, March 25, 2013


Theres just always something so beautiful about roses!  I used to go to the rose gardens in Stanley Park Vancouver B.C. during the summer every year to take in the beauty.  These, I just bought at Safeway, I know kind of anti-climatic.. never the less still beautiful!  And a painting is always more interesting.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Spring Has Sprung

So today I stopped by the local Safeway and picked up these Daffodils.  I put them in this vase I bought from Michaels.  I love the Daffodils because they remind me of Springtime before I moved to the desert!  They make me happy, and I am in love with this little vase.   I had fun as always painting these little beauties.   Hope you enjoy them too.

P.S.  You can get a great yellow shadow color with a mix of cad. yellow lemon+Viridian green+transred oxide.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Pears & Astros

I sometimes paint best when I'm exhausted.  Being a mom of two children under the age of 6, I mostly paint when I'm tired.   One thing that I remember hearing from a great Canadian painter was "remember you can still paint a great painting even when your tired".  So when I am tired I have no excuses!!  The other thing is I get energized by paint!  I love the colors, the brush strokes carry me along until I am finished.  
I did paint this in a pure state of super tiredness!! But I think it came out OK. or great even.

P.S. "Desire is the key to motivation" (Mario Andretti)

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