Friday, February 27, 2015

This happy poppy composition in warm tones is bright and cheerful on this gray, cold day.  It makes me happy and is my latest watercolor.  It will be at Franklin and Company Fine Jewelers in March and April.  I will be hanging this one and many other new works that I have been working on throughout this long winter.  This one is 12" x 19" and it is titled Warm Poppies. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

I painted California Poppies a long time ago.  It was when I was playing with negative spaces and the beginnings of abstraction.  This one was painted on hot press watercolor paper, which is quite a different surface and tricky to work on if you aren't used to it.  I had ordered the paper by accident and decided to give it a try.  I really like the piece now and hope you do as well.  It won an Honorable Mention in a competition too!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Sun Patterns is a watercolor that I completed a few years ago.  Sometimes I put paintings away for awhile and then when I pull them out I can see them with fresh eyes.  This painting is one that I am happy to have rediscovered.  I like the swirling motion and the interesting color combinations.  It also reminds me of the years we lived in Arizona.  This painting is 22" x 30".