Tag Archives: floral

June Nature Desktop Calendar: Greenhouse Gerberas

I took the reference photo for this painting at a local greenhouse in 2013. I’ve always liked colorful gerbera daisies and their bold smiling faces. I’ve used it for a few graphic designs and decided someday I’d paint it too. So that time was now. I chose oil pastel because I’ve come to enjoy working […]

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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 5: Greenhouse Gerberas

I worked my way across the rest of this painting the second day and added the finishing touches the third day, and now it’s finished. I only had an hour or two each day to work on it each day, but my goal has been to work on a piece of artwork each day, and […]

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February 2020 Personal Creative Challenge, Day 3: Greenhouse Gerberas (so far)

I began this year with a pledge to myself and my art: To be certain I won’t let ideas pass me by I’m setting myself up for a personal painting challenge in February, similar to the painting challenges I’ve participated in in past years. I aspire (but don’t expect) to create a painting or sketch […]

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#30paintingsin30days Day 15: Poppies

Just some bright orange poppies in the sun on a summer afternoon. I took photos of a neighbor’s garden and intentionally angled one of them to have the poppies grouped against a dark background with no leaves or buds and as few stems as possible, and no black centers, just a big mass of orange, […]

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#30paintingsin30days, Day 2: Geraniums and Parsley

I’m working on my spatters. I think they worked pretty well here. Typically when I look out my back door I see my big vegetable garden, lots of perennial flowers and wildflowers, and my everlasting pink and red geraniums, some of which are 15 years old and saved in the basement each winter. This year, […]

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Decorate for Spring With a Tray of Roses

I’ve always studied the sorts of decorative trays used for a dresser or vanity and the art that was featured on them and pictured my floral artwork there for years. This lightweight 10″ x 13″ pine wood tray has a print of my painting “Small Roses” adhered in the bottom. I then painted the tray […]

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My Mother’s Columbines Keepsake

Another piece borne of January inspiration in my seed and flower catalogs, this little bunch of columbines was so joyful that it stayed with me. One of my favorite flowers, it is also a favorite of my mother, and I gave this painting to her as a birthday present one year. She has since passed […]

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