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.

Pink flowers

My second in my garden series ... pink flowers I got at church on Mother's Day. What are they, geramiums? There was so little contrast when I looked into their faces! I had to "feel" the picture, the way Laci was trying to get me to do! Sometimes they seem a little "circusy." But mostly, I feel a warmth from within. This is probably the most abstract of my flowers.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Orange Daisies or "Analogous Augus"t

These orange daisies were my favorite bush of the summer. They were also my first painting. (One of three of my garden series.) I was pretty clueless when I began, but I used a series of glazes, adding highlights and lowlights the way I'd been taught. What turned out was an analogous painting... not what I expected, but I loved it!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Purple Pansy

One of the first flowers I wanted to paint was a purple pansie. They have a beautiful face, and so many colors - purple, blue and pink! The leaves are also pretty and delicate! This was the third of my own garden series. I loved my pretty front yard flowers this year, and wanted to paint them to keep the memory!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

These ARE wild orchids! Anyone who loves the mountains, camping, hiking should be familiar with these. They have pretty veins and feminine leaves. This is a 20x24 acrylic.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Pink Wildflowers by Larraine McCrea

This is one of my very favorite! I've only seen these once. I think they must be wild flowers, and possibly related to wild orchids (which are not related to regular garen orchids). I love the way they seem to stretch to open. The dark veins add so much beauty.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

About my art

I have been doing florals of acrylic lately. I like big flowers with high contrast. I have done reds, pinks, purples and blues. I enjoy the leaves too. I have been fortunate to have requests for my paintings so far. The price for these paintings is $200 for a 20x24 or $500 for a 30x40. Other sizes are available.