Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Original Oil Painting Cyclamen Blue Bird of Happiness

Cyclamen with Blue Bird of Happiness


12" x 12"
Painted on gessobord.

I bought myself a cyclamen plant for Christmas. I thought it would be fun to paint. I found it a bit of a challenge with its' flame like petals going everywhere but the festive Christmas red and green is just what I was in the mood for this holiday.
 Happy Holidays everyone!


Saturday, December 19, 2015

Original Oil Painting Hydrangea


10" x 10"
Painted on gessobord.

Yeah, the sun finally arrived today. I was so happy and painting this pretty, blue, purple cluster was just what I needed. This beautiful hydrangea is a perfect addition to my series: Big Flowers on Small Boards. I used a reference photo by Orphie Barella, which is shown below. The photo looked a little washed out so I used photo shop to increase the color and contrast. 

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Original Oil Painting

Boulder Wash

12" x 12"
Painted on gessobord.

I painted this using Cindy Deadrick's photo for inspiration. It reminds me of the Wisconsin Dells area in my state: Wisconsin. It has been so cloudy here for weeks that I am having trouble getting a good picture of it. I will put it away for today and take another look at it on a sunny day. Thanks for viewing.

Well I tried photographing it again and no luck. It was another grey, windy day in Oshkosh,Wisconsin. I can't remember the last time I saw the sun for more than a few minutes. The price we pay for not having to shovel snow.  

Friday, December 11, 2015

Original Oil Painting Pom Pom Pansy

Pom Pom Peony

10" x 10"
Painted on gessobord.

Painting with lots of fractured color can be a challenging but I can't seem to ignore what I see. Yes I do exaggerate color a bit to express the feeling I get looking at the flower. The first thing I noticed was the bright yellow green in the peony. It seem to show up everywhere I looked. The white petals in the center seem so reflective of the environment that surrounds them, I love how they frame the golden, furry ball in the center. The gold center seems to glow through the petals, how captivating.

 When I saw this photo that is what caught my attention and that is what I tried to express in my painting.
 The photo was from Gladys Ning.

Monday, December 7, 2015

Original Oil Painting Bright and Fuzzy

Bright and Fuzzy

10" x 10"

Painted on gessobord.

I found these crazy little flowers on Morque File. com. It is a free photo reference site for artists. What attracted me to these flowers were their bright florescent orange and fuzzy centers. I have no idea what they are. If you know please email me. I am going to see if I get a responds from Melodi2 on the site where I found the photo and see if she knows. These cuties sure make me want to shout or am I crazy too? It was a blast painting them.  

I think they are call nasturtiums, Alaska flower?