Thinking of Sunshine

img_3276I’m thinking of sunshine and flowers, while our first blizzard hits. Yesterday our yard was a healthy green. Today it wears a blanket of snow, but it’s pretty too.
The first image is the under painting, and the second is the finished work. 8″x10″ acrylic on canvas board.

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Painting Flowers for My Mom

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Happy Mother’s Day!
I usually get spring potted flower’s for my Mom for Mother’s Day, but this time I thought I would paint some that don’t need to be watered, and will last beyond the season.
6×6″ stretched gallery edge canvas.

Painting Makeover 02

AFTER
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This palette knife painting represents a rose from memory. In the BEFORE version I was satisfied with the composition, but not the colors I don’t know why I use the dull brown. Anyway, I looked at it today by chance, and thought I want to fix this. The texture has a bit different effect covering over the top of existing texture but I’m glad I went for it! I may try this again from scratch sometime.

BEFORE
"Painting the Roses Red"

6″x 6″ gallery edge stretched canvas

Spring Brings Begonias

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On my easel today is a painting of Begonias, stirred into action by the Spring fever I’m feeling. 6″x6″ stretch Gallery Wrap Canvas.

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One thing I look forward to every Spring is my first trip to Medary Acres, our local Nursery. This is where I went looking for my subject.

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Posing with my subject is a persistent Merlin the Cat. I’ve just decided he should be the star of a new painting, coming soon!