Monday, December 31, 2007

Bird of Paradise

This is another 6"x8" tropical painting that I'm working on. This and the Hybiscus will be given to my son's two teachers at the end of the school year. He has two teachers this year that job share. I started this a while ago, then stopped because I wasn't sure about it. I went back to it last night and it came to me easily. Funny how that works sometimes.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Pears and Hybiscus (updated)

I haven't posted in a while, but I have been painting. I've been trying to finish a few paintings that I've started. I'm very good about starting paintings but to finish that's a New Year's resolution to self. This is another give away painting. I still need to sign it. I'm liking how it looks. I might add darker shadows on the pears themselves. This painting goes to a great friend of mine.

After seeing this painting on my blog I didn't think it looked finished. I'm liking this much better. I still need to work on the leaves a bit more until I'm finally satisfied.

Thursday, December 6, 2007


Tis' the season to shop and that is what I've been doing, along with the decorating. I haven't painted in a while but I'm slowly getting back into things now that I'm ready for the holiday. It's going to rain here tomorrow and I have a great rainy day planned, to paint, wrap gifts and write Christmas cards. I might even stay in my pj's!

This is a 6x8" painting that I thought I'd share with you. I'm still working on it and actually, as you can see by how crooked it is in the frame, I haven't glued it down yet. After viewing it on my blog there is still some work to be done. The color of the flower isn't as luminescent as I'd like it to be. And the leaves are a little (a lot) flat. When it's done I'm going to give it to one of my son's teachers at the end of his school year.