Friday, October 25, 2013

Gardenia Beauty - Oil Still Life Painting

"The Amen of nature is always a flower." - Oliver Wendell Holmes

"Gardenia Beauty"
 6" x 6" oil  on archival panel

This oil still life painting was completed this evening.  It is only my second time to paint a gardenia blossom.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Lost In Paint and Reference Still Life Photos

Orchids and Anthuriums Still Life Reference Photo

The above still life reference photograph with pink and white anthuriums and white dendrobium orchids will  miraculously turn into a painting in the near future.   

Right now I am working on 3 small floral paintings and a 12" x 16" other words, I have been lost in paint in the studio and loving it!  I felt like I should check in with you and tell you I'm still here and please come back soon to view new paintings.   Below is another reference photograph of mine of a painting I am currently working on.  Enjoy !   

Pink Plumeria 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

"Spring Snow Patches" - New Mexico Oil Landscape Painting

"Spring Snow Patches"
16" x 20" oil on panel

This oil landscape painting is an area near Taos, New Mexico.  It was the beginning of May and a light snow covered everything, but as it melted some snow patches lingered for awhile.  

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

And The Winner Is ...

"Red Orchid  #1"
Photo by Carol Reynolds

I love red orchids (all colors, really) and this is a photo I took sometime ago of one that I purchased that has since passed away.   I do not have a green thumb where orchids are concerned; most other plants I have thrive.

The main reason for this post is to announce that Rick Nilson is the winner of the free oil seascape painting ! (Go Here To View)  Congratulations again, Rick!