Friday, May 30, 2014

Pucker Up (rhubarb painting) - SOLD

As kids we loved picking rhubarb and dipping the stalks in a bit of sugar and munching away. Sometimes we skipped the sugar. Sour! I can't do it now although I love it stewed, in pies, cakes and muffins. Mmmmm : )
6"x6" / oil on canvas 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Tomato seedling

A German Red Stripe to be precise! A woman I know has a wonderful sale each spring with an impressive variety of organic heirloom tomato plants. I have zero luck with tomatoes so I gave it to my Mother-in-law : )
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $99 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Just dandy

If dandelions were hard to grow, they would be most welcome on any lawn. ~Andrew Mason
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Fortune of the Republic, 1878
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Pop

So gorgeous when they spring open!
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $99 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Monday, May 26, 2014

A place in my heart - SOLD

The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size. 
~Gertrude S. Wister
6"x6" / oil on canvas 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Contradictions - SOLD

A flower's appeal is in its contradictions — so delicate in form yet strong in fragrance, so small in size yet big in beauty, so short in life yet long on effect. 
~Terri Guillemets
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Peek-a-boo - SOLD

One of my kids mentioned he liked how the grape hyacinths were peeking out from behind the pansies. Instant title : )
6"x6" / oil on canvas

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Tulip Bowl - SOLD

I'm in my glory with all these flowers. I remember my grandma having a bowl like this in which she would float roses. I loved that as a kid. And they had such a lovely scent. Nice memories.
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Yellow pansies - SOLD

This completes my pansies in the garden trio. Tomorrow - tulips!
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Crimson Pansies - SOLD

Today's pansies - crimson!
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Purple pansies - SOLD

Today I'm starting a series of three pansy paintings, all flowering masses planted in my garden. Today, purple!
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Innocence - SOLD

This just reminds me of all things young, new and innocent. A feeling always nice to remember.
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Saturday, May 17, 2014

We're all in this together - SOLD

So the tulips from yesterday opened further and looked too lush not to paint again! Can we get a hurray for spring flowers? : )
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Tulip Splendor - SOLD

Tulips from my garden. All so different but they look sweet crammed into a simple mason jar. Yesterday I posted my first try at a little video (Yes. I'm on a learning curve and the next one will be much improved :) but apparently the clip did not appear to the people who receive my posts directly to their inbox. So I'm trying once more. p.s. If' you'd like to receive my daily posts in your inbox, please go to my blog and you will see instructions on the top right hand column. Happy Friday!
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

video

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The little things (SOLD) + a tiny 14 second video

...make me happy. Here are a few grape hyacinths picked from the garden.
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)
 
Today I was in my studio doing a painting for tomorrow, and I decided to take a few pictures of the piece in progress. Then I thought I would try stringing them all together to make a tiny video. So here it is. It was my first attempt at using iMovie and thanks to my son for helping me. After doing this I can see how I should really make a video, but it was a tiny project for fun.

video

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Opposites Attract - SOLD

Reaching for titles here. But you can kind of see it: the purple and yellow look so snappy together and they're opposites (on the colour wheel : ). Yes? Well, it's better than numbering them. Or actually, maybe that's the way to go. Anyhow...here is today's offering!
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Pansies - SOLD

Pansies! Who doesn't love pansies? So many colour combos, bright, cheery...they always make me smile!
6"x6" / oil on canvas / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)
 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Daffodils and tulip

Happy Mother's Day!
6"x6" / oil on archival canvas panel / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Sun-kissed

I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, 
hand in hand, along a sun-warmed, flower-bordered path.
~Andre Gide
6"x6" / oil on archival canvas panel / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Spent

They're also fun to paint when they're not so perfect : )
6"x6" / oil on archival canvas panel / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Side by side

6"x6" / oil on archival canvas panel / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Opening

Today's offering. 
Have a wonderful day!
6"x6" / oil on archival canvas panel / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Cheery blooms

Daffodils and an early tulip from my garden. Enjoy!
6"x6" / oil on archival panel / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Garden daffodils

Cuttings from my garden. Did I mention how happy I am to see the flowers blooming? You'll be seeing these all week : )
p.s. if you happen to be looking for something for Mother's Day, let me know. I'm painting flowers daily!
6"x6" / oil on archival panel / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Good morning

The daffodils are blooming in my garden right now. Such a bright burst of colour after a very white winter!
"Good morning", 6"x6", oil on archival panel, $100 (includes free shipping worldwide)

Friday, May 2, 2014

Mad with joy

People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us. 
~Iris Murdoch, A Fairly Honourable Defeat
"Sunny blooms" / 6"x6" / oil on archival panel / $100 (includes free shipping worldwide) 

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Good for the soul - SOLD

If you are new to my blog, you may wonder if you've got the right post : ).  For some time now I've been concentrating on abstract but I began as a plein air painter (painting the landscape outdoors) and then became a "daily painter" in 2009 (where I created small oil paintings daily and posted them to my blog) and for the past couple of years  I've been exploring abstract.
Due to an upcoming group order I had to build up my inventory of small works. So here is the first one of what will be a good month of daily painting. I enjoyed painting in this format again although the thinner smell got to me. Ick.
Happy Thursday!