Saturday, February 25, 2012

Ireland in Spring

My second 6 x 6 inch painting of Spring in Ireland. The inspiration for this lonely sheep was a photo taken by my daughter.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Ireland in Spring

This is a painting of a farm in Ireland my daughter visited last Spring. Kara took this beautiful photo of a horse and her foal on a farm she was visiting with her fiancé. The folks that own the farm will soon be part of her family.

Springtime in Ireland, as March is fast approaching, my thoughts turn to the beautiful, colorful Emerald Isle.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Loves Me, Loves Me Not

I remember as a child finding wild daisies growing here and there in the summer. Now that I think about it, I hope it wasn't someone's garden. My little pals and I loved plucking the petals to the words. I always saved one for my Mum.

I know winter has been kind this year, but I am a Spring person, seeing green sprouting up in my garden, I am hoping the wait is not long.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Bicycle challenge

While I was away for a couple weeks, I missed the DPW bicycle challenge. I think this is one of my favorite photos of my sister, Bridget. Set in the 1960's in July, the only thing missing is my Mum, hanging sheets in the backyard. I'm calling this Bridget, 1960. I wonder if she will find this and what she will think?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

White on White

I wanted to try the white on white challenge in oil. It is such a white grey day outside, I thought this would help to see the different shades of grey surrounding everything today.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

White on White

The DPW challenge for this week was a painting of white on white. I chose this photograph, taken by my daughter, Caitlin. We had a significant snow fall on Saturday, and for some reason, Mother Nature has been kind to the Great Lakes Region this winter. The lake and bay have not frozen....

Caitlin captured the icicles hanging from the heavy tree limb on the barely frozen shore on Misery Bay. At first glance, all appears white in the early morning sun. The gentle color reflections on the white snow and icicles were amazing.