I've Been Down So Many Paths
Oil 11" x 14"
$295.00 + $10. s/h
This is another piece from this summer in Bear Creek Park. This has been a wonderful summer in Colorado Springs. The last two summers were awful, with fires that destroyed so many homes. This summer we've had lots of rain and it's green everywhere!! Right now the fields and meadows are filled with wild flowers. There are lots of what I call "sunflowers", although that's not really what they are. They're more like tall wild black eyed Susans or daisies, or short, small sunflowers. But, nevertheless, it's beautiful here! Another painting out there just waiting for me!
This is another painting that I did earlier this summer in Bear Creek Park. I love this park! Our house sits right next to it and I've walked it's paths thousands of times over the years. I've painted dozens of pictures of different parts of it (it's 670 acres) in all seasons. This summer we've had way more rain than normal and the park has been spectacular! Gorgeous colors of the grasses, wild flowers, even the weeds seem beautiful when they're green!
The lavender in the painting is what we call cheat grass. I'm sure that it has a biological, or scientific name, but I don't know what that is. It's since changed colors and now is more amber. Earlier the shades of lavender and purple were spectacular! Of course, now on breezy days we have....you guessed it...."amber waves of grain!!" Katherine Lee Bates wrote the song after she'd visited Colorado Springs!!
We live near Bear Creek Park. I walk the paths of this park regularly. I've painted different locations in Bear Creek Park dozens of times over the years. This plein air piece was done last month. This summer we've had more rain than normal in Colorado and the park is so green, the grasses and weeds are so tall, the wild flowers are prolific! I love paintings with paths. They make me wonder what's around the bend.
Oil on stretched canvas 20" x 10"
$395.00 + $10. s/h
This is the third of my violet iris series. It's the fifth iris painting of this summer. I love painting iris. They're a soft, gentle flower. I love being out doors and how great is it to just paint in my own back yard! These three violet iris paintings have all been of the tall, bearded iris from IRIS4U Gardens in Denver.
Below are some of the iris at IRIS4U. My husband and I have gone there to buy iris. My
plein air group, Garden Artists, has gone there several times to paint!
This is another iris from earlier this summer in our back yard. I'm not really sure what amethyst looks like at night, but I think this title sounds great! Sometimes to help me with my titles I use Google. For this one I googled "poems about purple, poems about iris". It's so interesting what you find out there!
For example I found a site about colors and it told me this about purple:
"Frequently in opinion polls, the colour purple is rated as one of the most popular of all hues. It can be deep and luxurious in tone, and indeed for more than a thousand years was considered to be the most imperial of colours - a colour which signified in a very real sense, great affluence and power."