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Friday, December 21, 2012

CONSERVATORY

CONSERVATORY (12x12 oil on panel)
         Winters in Pennsylvania can be pretty bleak, especially after living in the south. The beautiful conservatory at Longwood Gardens is a perfect antidote to the cold outside. It is easy to forget the cool temps when visiting this lush space..

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

CYCLAMEN



This is from a photo taken at a painting workshop in Buffalo, New York. The artist, Margaret Martin, filled her studio with flowers in March for the workshop.they were definitely brought in from somewhere else because there was still snow on the ground that week!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

ACROSS THE FIELD


 This is a variation on a painting I did before. I love the shapes and shadows.

Monday, December 10, 2012

CHECKERBOARD BASKET



 There is that bird again! He just needed to be there with all of the other objects--a good neutral for
 The bright colors.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

HYDRANGEA IN DRAGON POT



This painting is from a photo taken in the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens. It is a wonderful place in the winter to see all the beautiful flowers when there is snow outside.

Friday, December 7, 2012

ANTIGUA BLUE

ANTIGUA BLUE
      The colors in the Caribbean Islands are breathtaking. This is a view toward the water.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

ROCKPORT FLOAT

ROCKPORT FLOAT
      We took a week long trip to Maine after my husband retired. It was a great trip and I must have a hundred photos of lighthouses. We spent the night in Rockport and was impressed with all of the boats. This group of boats composed themselves---love their simplicity.

Monday, December 3, 2012

PURPLE and ORANGE

PURPLE and ORANGE
  This is a 22 x 15 inch watercolor painting of some beautiful flowers. It seems an unusual combination of colors; but I think it works.I love the way the oranges pull it together.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

APPLES AND TRAY

APPLES AND TRAY
  I am always on the lookout for new things to add to still life set ups. We were in Atlanta for a Paul Simon concert and stopped by a garage sale that morning. This lovely painted wooden tray was calling my name . I bought it and have been waiting to paint it. I loved the gold paint; makes it a little exotic.