Monday, April 21, 2014

Sweet Rose II

Sweet Rose II • 6" x 6" 
Another in the very new " Sweet rose" series.  I've always wanted to try a white or rather light background, and I really like how it looks. 
It's amazing how much of painting is decision making.  If I painted the background black or dark this rose would look like a classic old painting but I decided to turn in a different direction and go with a light background which in turn created a more Contemporary feel.  
It just shows you got to just go with your gut.  Take a chance in your painting today see what happens.  You might love it. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014


So spring has sprung and Easter is right around the corner!  I decided to paint this 
Larger piece based on one of my little sketches I have on the auction.  I really enjoy the shade of grayish blue in the background.  Have a great Palm Sunday'

Thursday, April 10, 2014


I sometime can't believe what a joy it is to be able to paint!  As most of you know I chase after two little ones; a 3 and 7 year old.  So painting is my mental health break, I find it much more enjoyable than shopping or  running two hobbies that it seems are very popular in Scottsdale.   
From my constant learning of the craft of painting I have found Wisdom in the old saying "Haste makes Waste".  It helps me slow down and smell the roses or daisies.  
Hope you have success today!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Blown Away

I picked these roses from the garden. It was so windy out.. Beautiful!  I love having roses in bloom.  
And here is the painting I made from them.  I was rather enjoyable.  

P.S. True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist.

Albert Einstein

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