Saturday, June 29, 2019

Spring Lilacs

Spring Lilacs
Oil  10" x 8"
$295.00 + $10. s/h

This painting was done a few weeks ago when the last of the lilacs were still blooming.  Our first home had a long row of lilacs across the entire length of the backyard.  Lilacs are such a welcoming bush.  They seem to say "spring is here at last!!"  At least here in Colorado our winters, while very sunny, are a bit long.  Coloradoans love spring!

While the color of the lilacs in the painting in the photo below is off a bit, it shows the painting before the highlights have been added.  

Friday, June 28, 2019

Spring Peonies

Spring Peonies
Oil  12" x 9"

(Temporarily on hold.  However, please contact me if interested.)

This is the 2nd painting from my peony bouquet.  I like to set aside a couple of days to paint flowers from the same bouquet.  I find it helps with the values and colors.

Above is the set up in my studio.
Below is just a small part of La Resolana Farm in Pueblo.
I definitely plan on going there again next spring!

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Peony Bud

Peony Bud
Oil  6" x 6"
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$100.00 + $10. s/h

My plein air groups (I am in 2) recently painted at a peony farm in Pueblo, about an hour south of the Springs.  La Resolana Farm is 100 years old.  The peonies were originally planted to be used on the graves of WWI soldiers.  The farm is now acres of peonies and wild iris.  It is so beautiful when all are in bloom.

This is the bouquet that I brought home from the farm.  And the set up in my studio the day after I finished painting (the bud had started to open.)  Flowers have a mind of their own!  You have to
paint quickly!