Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Summer Garden

A purple finch sits amid the lovely blues and purples
of the Wisteria, and the bright red roses,
of the garden filled with summer blooms.

10"x8" acrylic on canvas panel

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

The Turquoise Pool

I painted this for Dana Marie's Artistic Sentiments's challenge - Turquoise Dreams,
 from a photo she provided 
of a rich deep turquoise pool with a rocky background.
She asked that we add something to the painting.
I chose a white heron taking flight.
I also decided to paint mostly with a palette knife, 
for the texture achieved on the rocks and bird, and smoother on the water; 
with only a small amount of brush work.
I am thinking of painting this on a larger canvas.

5"x7" acrylic on canvas panel


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Gardener

Painted for Bill Guffey's Virtual Paintout in Gdansk, Poland.
I am not too happy with the way this painting photographed.
The flowers are really a little more yellow, than the gold shown here.

5"x7" acrylic on canvas panel


Monday, April 16, 2012

Goldfinch in Lilac Blossoms

The birds are back at our feeder beneath the lilac bush,
but the leaves are just beginning to show.
I painted this in anticipation of the lovely purple blossoms.

10"x8" acrylic on canvas panel