Saturday, April 6, 2013

Yes, I finally painted a large landscape with bluebonnets (30" x 40").  I love the soft colors of spring and with a little rain and these cooler temps, I can't help but think about a walk through the wildflowers.  Aaahchoo!  I might as well get that out of the way.  It is too bad that just looking at a painting of wildflowers makes me think of allergies.  Oh well, I hope it is worth it.  This one is Walking Through Bluebonnets, and it will be hanging out at the Vineyards in Florence, Texas along with other floral pieces by Sue Nosler Gray and me.  The opening is next Friday and I am going to enjoy a nice glass of wine.  Yeah!
I made a few changes.  I am probably the only person who will notice them, but I am happier now.  Aah, those negative spaces!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Breezy Poppies is my newest poppy painting.  I just finished this one and it a large acrylic piece that I hope conveys the feeling of a windy, spring day.  I always want my poppies to feel light and airy and affected by their surroundings.  My process these days is to start loose, go tight and then lose edges that attract too much attention.  As loose at it is, every stroke is carefully considered and intentional.  Lol.  I also go from warm to cool to warm again.  I wish I could find a shortcut!