Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Early Morning Flower Series #25 and #26


Early Morning Flower Painting #25
Oil on Board 6" x 6"

Well I am happy to celebrate (with a bouquet of flowers) that I am half way in my flower series! I am getting up extra early before work to start these. I quickly gave up trying to get them done with the time I had but looked forward to finishing them after work. It is a great stress release. I am both very physical and tactile and these serve both those traits.


Early Morning Flower Painting #26
Oil on Board 6" x 6"
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Monday, June 25, 2012

Early Morning Flower Series #33 & 34


Morning Flower Painting #33
Oil on Board 6" x 6"

It was raining hard the morning I painted this. I couldn't bike to work so I had a little more time to paint. It takes me about 35 minutes to bike to work and 10 minutes to organize myself (make a coffee, put lunch away etc).  I think I chose the watery background based on the weather.

Morning Flower Painting #34
Oil on Board 6" x 6"

Funky, cheery, fun and bright...a good day ahead!

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Early Morning Flower Series #27 and #28


Morning Flower Painting #27
Oil on board 6" x 6"

Enjoyed painting a light background and a darker flower. Red is one of my favorite colours and I really have not used it boldy in this series before this one.



Morning Flower Painting #28
Oil on board 6" x 6"

Love, love, love using this Caribean Blue by Holland! It is easy to get carried away with it so I try to limit it by mixing with other colours.



Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Early Morning Flower Series #23 and #24

Early Morning Flower Painting #23
Oil on board 6" x 6"

What a wonderful way to start a day!! The tough part is quitting to go to work. These paintings really flowed and I loved putting the thicker paint on. Each painting is a different challenge.


Early Morning Flower Painting #24
Oil on board 6" x 6"

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Sunday, June 3, 2012

Eagle Valley Brush and Palette Club

This is a wonderful group of Artist in Sicamous B.C. They meet every Friday at the historical Red Barn. I try to join them every chance I get when I am in Sicamous. This week they were working on water colour. They had sprayed their paper with a gold webbing, let it dry then painted over top of it. I brought supplies to work in oil so could not join them, but delighted in the process and the final outcome. Everyone's looked so different as some painted scenery, others flowers etc. Betty teaches a new process or the group challenges themselves with different instructors, projects and work individually. It is a wonderful community of artists and friends that greet me with open arms and hearty laughter.





Betty had brought this Gladiola from her garden. The colours were very striking so I used it as my still life for the day.

Betty's Gladiola
Oil on board 8" x 6"