Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Starship Enterprise ~ Tall bearded iris

So here is another in the series of Tall bearded irises.  The breeder in 1999 actually named this special iris "Starship Enterprise".  Amazing colors!  Hope you enjoy. 
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Golden Moment

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Simple Beauties 12"x12" oil on canvas

Well what can I say, flowers are good medicine.  I just enjoy painting pansies so much I was in no rush to complete this painting.  Each one seems to have a personality of it's own.  I guess I have a overly active imagination, but that's alright it comes in handy when your an artist!  However, I will never be able to watch scary movies or swim across the Atlantic because of that fact.  Oh, well..

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

Monday, September 8, 2014


Painted this "blushing bride" tall bearded iris in a larger scale than I normally paint!
Looks even more dramatic.  Love irises!
Hope you have a super time playing at your easel today!  

P.S.  “If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”
Émile Zola

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Daisies in glass milk jug

Bought this vintage glass milk jug yesterday and the daisies!  I love the happy feeling in this painting.  Daisies are simple yet bold.  Hope you had a great weekend.  Happy painting this week!
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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Fresh Cut


Some days you just have to paint something simple and fun!  It's a classic flower that is to me less structured then say a Pansy, or Iris, but, non the less still full of soul.
I hope you enjoy these!  

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Peaceful Moments 20" x 20" oil on thick canvas

Painted another in the series of Tulips!  This is a larger piece, more what I always painted before I became addicted to the "Daily" painting.  I forgot how much more challenging this larger format was.  
I really enjoyed being able make big loose brush stokes again.
Hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 1, 2014


Here are a few steps to show how I lay out the tulip painting!  Start by covering the canvas in transparents colors.  Then add white to shape where the tulips are. Then I just keep adding detail.  And then I added the background of Payne's grey to darken the background and pop the tulips out!
Hope this helps a little.  I have got to figure out video so I can add video to my blogs!! If only there was two of me.:)
Hope you had a great weekend.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

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