Thursday, February 27, 2014

302. Flip

This is another little arrangement I made from Trader Joe's flowers.  I love the snapdragons and the little flip they create. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

301. Free Spirited

My sweet husband came home with two bundles of mixed flowers this week.  I decided to paint from my own little arrangements rather than the fussy arrangements from the floral department of the grocery store.  I enjoy that so much more.  This is a simple arrangement of white mums and pink alstroemera. 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

300. Fickle

I have come to the conclusion that I am not fond of the color purple.  Maybe it is because I look hideous in it and I have transferred my distaste to the palette.  I don't mind other people's use of purple, it's just that I don't like painting purple flowers.  This painting has gone through a variety of changes because I couldn't make up my mind, hence the title.

Monday, February 24, 2014

299. Encouraged

My trips to the grocery store floral department have been productive.  Every time I visit, there are new arrangements to photograph.  Lately the designers have been getting a little tight and fussy with the flowers, and it's throwing me off as my goal is to loosen up.  I am making every effort to avoid translating their fussiness into my paintings.

Friday, February 21, 2014

296. Anniversary

295. Hopeful

294. Optimistic

293. Mini Gerberas, Pink

292. Celebrating Another Year

291. Two Tulips

290. Valentine Tulips

Saturday, February 8, 2014

286. Deeper In

Another view of Peninsula State Park in Door County, Wisconsin.  Have you seen the bumper sticker that says:  "I brake for garage sales" ?  I brake for shadows (in the snow) and I'm sure people think I'm a little crazy.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

284. Stadium Seating

Funny enough, I took the same view of the same tree on two different visits to Door County.  I would love to know the name of this cedar/pine tree, but so far have been unable to find it.  Any help would be appreciated.

Monday, February 3, 2014

281. Shadows in the Forest

This is a scene from Door County, a beautiful place all year round.  We visited there last January, and this is the view of the woods at the Peninsula State Park we saw out our door. 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

280. White Lilies

My husband buys flowers for me every week.  These lilies are last week's breathtakingly beautiful bouquet, and difficult to paint, I think.  I am working on less dependency on photographs, painting this from my sketch/memory/knowledge with no live or photo reference.