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Sunday, June 29, 2014

Zinnias

I have seen some beautiful flowers here in Boston this week. Something I have noticed about the Northeast is that the people here don't take their flowers for granted. Maybe it is because the winters are longer here and no one wants to waste a minute of sunshine. Back home in the south , spring is the best season for flowers. By August the summer flowers are struggling against the heat there.



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Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Best Seat

We are in Boston for this week and I am really enjoying everything about it.The weather is perfect although my feet hurt from walking one million miles.I have taken a lot of photos that may end up as paintings on here. Stay tuned!


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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunshine Corner

I really like corners in my subject matter for paintings. I have now realized why; diagonal planes are much more interesting than vertical or horizontal.The best paintings have all three. Three is also a good number for objects in a composition.If a subject matter isn't interesting before I paint it, chances are it won't be an interesting painting.


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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Blue Ribbon

This is a large(12x16) painting of a pot of flowers. The blue ribbon ties it all together. Sorry, I couldn't resist! Ha



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Friday, June 20, 2014

Glow Bouquet

I chose this for the changing colors of the blooms. The reds and yellows create a glow that creates a center of interest.I like to focus in on an area of a still life rather than the whole set up.
I am back home after a week's vacation. I think it is good to get away and give our brains a rest. Now I will paint until next vacation (which is end of next week!) I am a lucky girl!



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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sun and Shadow

There is something thrilling about painting light shining through glass. It seems improbable that there would be a light area in a shadow but it is true. That little spot makes the painting.


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Monday, June 16, 2014

Tulip Dance

These tulips seem to want to dance right out of the picture!



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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Spread Strategy

I have been naming some paintings with business terms. There are two reasons for this; I am running out of names and also the business terms are kind of the opposite of what is I my head when I paint. In some ways they suit the paintings.this one is a little true, as if the bottles have spread out and planned their next step.



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Thursday, June 12, 2014

True Blue Three

I wanted a close up view of the hydrangeas for this 5x7 format. I never tire of hydrangeas.



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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Mist at Sunrise

We saw this one early morning last week when walking on the golf course near our house. We have to go early because of the heat.the fog was a challenge but I read recently that learning new thongs is good for your brain and helps put off dementia. I'm all for that!


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Monday, June 2, 2014

Texas Rose

This yellow rose has a lot of fun layers and colors. It was fun to paint. I have noticed that these rose paintings seem so much bigger than they are.This one is 8x8 but it seems bigger.I find myself having to measure to be sure before I post.






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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Small Jar

As usual I am drawn to hydrangeas and mason jars.This one appealed to me because of the size of the jar and the small(5x7) format of the painting. I can just see it on a shelf or an office desk offering a piece of summer.



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