Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Original Oil Painting Daisies and Lilacs

Daisies and Lilacs


12" x 12"
Painted on gessobord.

These are the first flowers of the season from my yard except the white daisies which came from the field behind my house. I was so happy to see that my lilac bush looking so good after last year. I was very close to yanking it out and I am glad I didn't. I really need to be more patient. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Original Oil Painting Strong Blue Iris

Strong Blue Iris


9' X 12"
Painted on gessobord.

It has been quite a challenge to paint as of late. My ninety three old father has been in and out of rehab, hospital and nursing home for the past couple of months. Dad is staying strong even thou his body is failing and the whole family is helping as best as we can. This painting of a blue Iris expresses my father's strength against the unbeatable hot background that threatens him. The green spiky leaves are all the people trying to help. There is a real battle of color in this painting as there is in my father's life now.