April 29, 2016

The Arrangement, 12x12 oil

The Arrangement, 12x12 oil

Yay spring!  Although I don't think of Chrysanthemums as spring flowers, the garden centre had 'potted mums' in an array of pinks, yellows and whites, along with tulips, daffodils and all the other flowers that emerge in the spring.  Mother Nature's eye candy!


April 15, 2016

Juicy, 12x12 oil

Juicy, 12x12 oil

I think seeing the beauty in every day things is important.  Appreciating the small things.  All those small things add up.  I keep getting comments at shows on how I paint regular everyday things.   I've never really thought about it, I just paint what inspires me.  At first it was a test...can I paint that and capture how the light is showing off it's beauty?  Having my studio in my home probably helps to foster this, these are the things I see, use and eat.   I've heard advise given to writers to write what you know, well I guess I'm applying this to painting.

April 08, 2016

White Tulips 12x12 oil

White Tulips 12x12 oil

Spring is in the air! If you're anxious for spring to arrive sooner, just drop by your local garden centre.  You'll see and smell every kind of spring flower in bloom.  My garden is looking more and more alive despite the recent cold weather and snow.  I can't wait to open the windows in the house and wear my favourite flip-flops.