Friday, December 28, 2007

For my Mommy

These may look familiar. I've taken my favorite wildflowers once again, and used the blues and greens on white, to go with my Mom's bedroom. The open petals also have little friends - the small buds around them. My mom and I share the love of blue! For my Mommy with LOVE!

Blues for Gigi

These blues felt a bit abstract. There were some very dark shadows and shades of purple. I used a different background than I've used before - using a greenish-brown, a muted light and a muted dark purple. These blues were done for a special woman that I admire and love!

Blues for Boise

These blue wildflowers were done for a JBX in Boise, Idaho. I used cobalt blue and moss green, with other colors to create different shades and colors of blues and greens. I added an extra "sparkle" to the painting, by using a silver glitter paint in the centers.

Friday, November 9, 2007

My Scottish Castle

I LOVE Scotland and all it's pretty "lochs" and castles! This is also the home of part of my heritage, and also my husband's. This painting shows reflection and also the atmospheric effect - of greens in front, turning to blues further away.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Kayli Cali Cover Girl

This is my baby! I wanted to do something besides flowers! I've always loved this picture of her (sitting on top of me, teasing me, while I was wrapped like a burrito in a quilt, at Santa Cruz beach). She bought me this long and skinny canvas, and this "crop" is what inspired me. It's very stylistic - like the way the shadow, her eye, and eyeliner are all green, and the way everything is inside a sort of line-drawing. This canvas is a 15x30.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Once More, A LARGER version of Pink Wildflowers

I painted another LARGER painting of my favorite Pink Wildflowers. This is 36x48 acrylic on canvas. It should look slightly different from the other painting, since this one is painted upside down.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Kayli's Purple Pansies

Kayli's purple pansies were also from my garden, and the first of my larger paintings. This is 20x24.