Dailypaintworks challenge this week is to paint a rose.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
Yellow Rose of Promise
Dailypaintworks challenge of the week, paint a rose. One of the more difficult flowers to paint, at least for me. My new neighbor gave me several rose bushes last year and luckily I managed to find this bloom. Heat and water restrictions, combined with neglect, this little, yellow Rose did survive.
Yellow Rose of promise
Monday, July 23, 2012
The color spectrum is always changing in the clouds and sea. My favorite color palette is the gloaming at sunset. I love the reflective color in the crest of a wave and the pink, orange hue in the foam at sunset. Even in the deep grey of Winter, you can find color at sunrise and sunset, well, only a few in the Great Lakes region.
Rantings of a beach person.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
I love this subject. I have twin Grandsons that in a few days will be 6 months old. Can I tell you I hope to spend many summer days at the beach with the boys when they get a little older? I lived in Florida while my own children were growing, our best memories are at the beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. No electronics, just discoveries, wonderful conversation and buckets of laughter.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Here are my recent grocery store treasures.
Monday, July 16, 2012
This painting was inspired by a group of Birch trees on Presque Isle State Park in Pennsylvania.
Friday, July 13, 2012
Inspiration in the grocery store.
I found these wonderful cherries in the sunshine hard to resist.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
If I was not a painter, my second choice in life for favorite past time would be a storm chaser. On the day I took this photograph, a severe weather statement was issued for Presque Isle. I grabbed my camera and took an amazing set of photos. I love when a storm bellows in across the lake. You can see it coming, the winds pick up in seconds and a colorful sunset can change its pallet in a blink. I love it.
For the DPW challenge of painting my muse, Lake Erie Storm Warning.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
My daughter brought me this huge pot of colorful flowers, this is a painting of just one section of this lively mix. I wanted to paint it loose and used a large brush to give it an abstract, impressionistic feel. I don't know if that happened but it was fun to paint.
Yesterday, my daughter took her beloved budgie to the vet. She was 15 years old, her mate died last March. It was very sad to see what old age does to the avian world is not far from what happens to everyone and everything. My daughter was 13 when we got Scully and Mulder, and I feel very differently now about caging beautiful birds. They did have a lot of spunk and I believe a lot more intelligent that they are given credit. Will miss them both.
Friday, July 6, 2012
This weeks DPW challenge was to do a painting from a photo taken by a mobile phone. I will post more at another time.
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