Saturday, March 20, 2010

working on an old picture





I found an old painting I did last summer...and decided to add to it..and play around.. nothing to loose... I added more greens.. and flowers in the vase.. a nest with 3 eggs. Then I changed it to two eggs... It was fun to do...and to use watercolor almost like oils... really push it..My teachers were purists..no permanent white or gouache... but I love the variety..and the effects...

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Flowers Today



It has rained all day..so nothing like painting flowers... these are sketches of some ideas I will work up to final painting....



I love white Gerbera daisies... they make a great contrast with the greens...



and I love to stick my favorite guy... the sparrow,.. in somewhere just because they bring another feeling into the picture...
birds and flowers.... such a gift from God....

it is still raining... but then that will make the flowers bloom.... :)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Do what you Love and Love what you do



I am trully Blessed to do what I love and love what I do... I not only get to paint and sell my work...but I get to work in a floral shop and play with flowers. I thought you would enjoy seeing some of the flowers we offer... and the work we do...



The shop I work at is right inside a big supermarket... you walk in and you step into our flower dept... a real nice way to begin that weekly routine of food shopping



I love helping the customers pick out their flowers, especially those that take them to people who are sick in the hospital... knowing that these flowers will make someone happy makes the job even better....



I really need to sit and paint a few of these... the photos have inspired me...
There is just nothing like a bouquet of flowers to say ... "you are special to me"
take some flowers to someone... and watch their faces light up..
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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Small things


I am working on a series of small woodland animals... been fun to do...
I usually research them on my computer...and take pictures of landscape and then


combine the two..to make the picture.. I also do several pencil sketches and value


sketches... Today was wonderful...the weather warmer..and the sun out... I am looking forward to being outside more...and looking for more things to paint...
I hope you are getting outside also... look for the small things... they are sure to bring a smile..... :)...