I started with a sketch intending to do a painting, but very quickly the sketch took on a life of its own and captured a rare glimpse of a little girl who rarely sits still. Haha! So I put a fixative and a sealer on the sketch and called it done.
Marigolds are one of my favourite flowers! They bloom all summer long and are dense with shades of orange, so bright and cheery! I placed them in a small mason jar on my table and painted them on a large scale.
With a hydrangea from the garden and a small mason jar I set up a small still life set up in my shadow box, adjusted the light and set to colour to canvas. This is the result!!
Painted plein air at Van Dusen’s rose garden.
Always a fun challenge to set up a still life!!
The lilies of spring, bring to mind the start of a new growing season!! This is a vase of white Easter Lilies, (Longiflorum Hybrid). Although I enjoy all the colours of flowers, white flowers are typically my favourite. Nothing could be fresher to me than white flowers set against the green foliage!!
Loved the way the white tulips stood out against the darker foliage. The blueish flowers in the mid-ground and the slightly blurred light in the background pushed the whites forward.
A small bunch of whimsical flowers to more than fill the canvas, all pinks and all on a pink background. This one was just plain fun to paint!
Flowers set in a mason jar, seems to a bit of theme for me recently. The flowers in this painting are called Ranunculus and they can grow in your garden from bulbs. Ranunculus flowers used in the floral industry typically have loads of petals tightly wrapped around the central core.
Tools of the trade says it all!! I feel like the brushes are actually an extension of my right arm. Although the tube of paint is made by Golden, I use many other brands.