Thursday, August 31, 2017

868 Nasturtiums

My new floral infatuation is with nasturtiums, a beautiful and edible flower.  I have a few multi-colored plants--yellow, red and orange, in a pot on my patio and they are hardy and beautiful.  I love how the stems go every-which-way.  I am sure this is the first of many more nasturtium paintings.  Next year they will have a more prominent place in my garden.

"868 Nasturtiums"
acrylic - 6x6 in

This painting has sold.

Monday, August 21, 2017

866 Kate and Will

I just returned from Brewster, Massachusetts Cape Cod where we attended a most beautiful wedding of my god-daughter, Kate and Will, the perfect compliment to Kate.  The wedding was an elegant, yet warm and welcoming celebration of their love and future.   Kate loves succulents, and her wedding was draped with gorgeous flowers, greenery, and of course, succulents.  The above painting was part of my wedding gift and hopefully they will find a place in their home that will remind them of all the love, pride and admiration I have for them, and of all the heartfelt wishes I send for a beautiful life together.

Oh, I almost forgot to mention that Charlie, the Best Dog looked quite dapper in his tuxedo.
You may remember that I have painted Charlie numerous times.  He is the perfect subject!
Congratulations, Will and Kate, #pairofkings.

Monday, August 14, 2017

865 Blue Roof

I really enjoyed mixing all these greys and I'm happy with this painting after a couple of bombs.  It will be on its way to The Leigh Gallery in Chicago very soon.

By the way, one of my paintings from my Plymouth Beach series was rented for a Lowe's commercial.  I don't watch much television, so I doubt I will see it, but it's lots of fun to get the publicity!

This painting has sold.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

864 Family Farm

This post should be called "When Life Gets in the Way."  For the last several weeks, I have been absent on the painting and posting scene because of a commitment to my garden club.  Now that most of the dust has settled, I am eager to get back to painting more regularly.  There are so many paintings in my head just waiting to be put to canvas.

"864 Family Farm"
acrylic - 9x12 in

In case you'd like to know about our big "event," read on.  For the last 15 months, The Whitefish Bay Garden Club has been planning our inaugural garden tour of 10 private gardens and 4 public gardens in our little village.  But not just any garden tour--a tour of gardens with quilts made by local quilters, "Quilts in the Garden."  Oh. My.  Our little idea grew and grew and our 10 private gardens were staged with 90 beautiful quilts.  It was spectacular.  We had no idea how many tickets to print, so we initially printed 250.  The number of pre-orders kept growing, and more tickets were printed.  We never expected, nor were we prepared to sell 900 tickets.  But it was a beautiful day and people came and truly enjoyed the quilts and the gardens.  Here are a few photos. Enjoy!