I photographed this orchid on Anna Maria Island, Fla., and painted it upon returning home! Orchids are fascinating, are they not? This painting is about 9 x 14 and sells for $110. It’s also available in notecard!
This wedding bouquet, called Pinks-and-Greens, was commissioned by a niece-in-law. I’m crazy for pink-and-green combos, so this was a ton of fun to paint. I also love bouquet stems…all smooth and fresh and vibrant. This bouquet was also extra-fun to paint because of the baby’s breath flowers. See how they pop against a green leaf. The others, I added a bit of ambient color to so that you can see them against the white paper.I kept the background the white of the paper rather than adding a wash because it echoes the freshness of the day, the bride’s beautiful gown and an overall crisp feel. Click here to contact me about painting a wedding bouquet for you!
The coneflower is one of my favorite flowers! And I love all the new varieties! This classic pink variety always turns my head. This painting has sold, but it has many lives in various forms, including scarves giftwrap and gift tags, and tea towels (all made in the United States). .Click here to contact me about making a purchase.
The Coneflower-Lovin’ Finch painting showcases various techniques, including a wet-on-wet background. Splatters and splashing are some of my favorite techniques, as well as scraping into the paint to add texture and layers. These are a few of my favorite things: American Goldfinch, coneflowers and … painting them! This painting is 11 by 12 inches and sells for $150. Notecards are also available.. Click here to contact me about making a purchase.
This hibiscus painting was juried into the 2019 Annual Our Town Art Show and Sale, which runs in May and is a fundraiser for The Community House in Birmingham, MI. The plant was growing in my pot just outside my front door. All summer long it called me to paint it. I finally had a chance and enjoyed sitting down and capturing its many life cycles from bud to starting bloom to full bloom. The leaves are fun to paint and I used different treatments for various leaves. “Hibiscus Dreams,” about 11” x 15”, is available for purchase.Click here to contact me about making a purchase.
This painting has a combination of my fave colors — pinks, greens and blues. I can’t get enough of sitting in my canoe looking at lilies and lily pads. This painting was inspired by a photo a colleague took. Many of us attempted to paint it and they all came out differently based on our own leanings toward various colors. “Lily Pads Aplenty” has sold.
Tulips!, 15 x 11 inches, $80, combines couple of fave colors — yellow and pink!
Plumeria, 15 x 11, is a painting done from a photo taken by a friend on a trip. Warms and cools creates a garden-y feel.
This painting has a combination of my fave colors — pinks, greens and blues. I can’t get enough of sitting in my canoe looking at lilies and lily pads. This painting was inspired by a photo a colleague took. Many of us attempted to paint it and they all came out differently based on our own leanings toward various colors. “Love Lily Pads” has sold.