Saturday, July 23, 2011

"Cup of Wildflowers"

We have had plenty of rain this spring and summer which has been good for the wildflowers. I noticed lots of these yellow beauties along the road in June. I couldn't find them in my wildflower book and was unable to identify them. The next day I received my Nature Watch email written by local naturalist Sue Thurn. There they were... a photo of Barren Strawberries with interesting information about the plant. I like the combination of the delicate flowers in this dainty yellow teacup. 

"Cup of Wildflowers", 9"x12", oil on linen, SOLD

Friday, July 22, 2011

"Nasturtiums in Teapot"

The summer has been going fast. I have been painting, but have not spent much time posting new work on my blog. Earlier this summer I took a break from oil painting and got out my pastels. I painted this arrangement of nasturtiums in oil last summer. I thought it would be fun to do the same subject in pastel. The oil version is below for comparison.

"Nasturtiums in Teapot", 16"x12", pastel on board, Sold

This oil version of "Nasturtiums in Teapot" has been sold.

"White Roses"

I've been painting roses recently. I decided to try these in a black and white composition. I wanted to capture the warm centers of the roses and the cool reflected light on the petals in the shadow areas.

"White Roses", 16"x12", pastel on board

"Teakettle and Mug"

I like the orange, turquoise and aqua palette in this piece. If you are in the Cable, WI area, you can view these three pastels as well as others at Firefly Trading Company.

"Teakettle and Mug", 10.5"x10.5", pastel on board, SOLD