I’ve been really busy in the gardens these past months, amending soil, planting seeds, making new garden beds, and hoping for a great harvest this summer. All to say that it hasn’t left me with a lot of energy to paint, but I have had some great sales at the gallery, so I thought I’d share a few…
Speaking of peachy… I have a beautiful peach tree in my back yard. Unfortunately, it usually blossoms out, and then we have a freeze and consequently no peaches. But this year we did not have that last freeze, and I am eagerly anticipating a wonderful harvest of peaches!!! Can’t get more peachy than that, can you? 🙂
Last year I planted a lot of Dahlias, then overwintered the tubers. I’m hoping for a good year of Dahlias again this year. This next painting of one of my dahlias is a small one 5″ x 7″ surrounded by a beautiful ornate gold frame that I had stored away in my studio.
And a couple of minis… SOLD
And some cards… SOLD
It has been a good month. Hope you all are having a blessed month as well.
As the weather gets hotter here, I’m planning on spending a good amount of time in my studio working on those back alley paintings and whatever else inspires at the moment. But for now you will find me out gardening…
On my way to our local garden center Terra Cotta to buy some plants for my porch pots. 🙂
Happy gardening everyone, get some sunshine and dirt on those hands… it’s good for your health.
Nandinas grow abundantly here in Oklahoma. They probably do as well in many places as they do here, but I’ve never noticed them until I moved here. I have several bushes growing in my shady yard. They never get many berries, probably because they love the sun. Last year about this time, my daughter brought home a bunch of Nandina branches full of gorgeous red berries after doing yardwork for a lady who did not want to keep the berries because they are harmful to the birds. I placed some of them in a vase on my dining room table and could not resist painting them…
Today I spent some time cleaning my studio and deciding what to start on next. I found an old plein air painting that I never varnished, so I put a quick coat on it.
Then I decided to pull out an old unfinished painting that I have struggled with for over a year. I set it up on the easel and will delve into finishing it tomorrow… at least I’m hoping to finish it tomorrow. 🙂
I want to share my daughter’s postcards with you. She is selling them for a dollar a piece. Let me know in a comment if you’d like to purchase some and then I will let her know.
Here we go… my daughter and I challenging each other to be creative for 30 days in September. I’m painting and she’s making pottery.
It has been almost 9 months since I finished a painting. This massive insanity all around us has really affected my inspiration for art. Every time I think of painting something beautiful, something terrible happens and then I feel guilty. Sadness is everywhere, lies are everywhere, conflict is everywhere… I was so upset about the canceling of free speech on Instagram that I quit. I can’t support that.
But I’m still here on WordPress and I am setting up a new website, hopefully on FASO, so this is a kind of new start for me. My pottery daughter always encourages me to keep painting, because the world needs good things. So here we go… 🙂
I’m starting this challenge by finishing the painting I began last December. I will try to post daily this month. Thanks for following along. 🙂
Thanks for following along on my art journey. My daughter has challenged me to paint all 30 days of September, while she does pottery. We’ll see how that goes. 🙂 I’m recovering from twisting my foot after clumsily falling down some stairs. It’s hard to rest, but maybe it will give me the umph I need to get back to painting.
I have a few more gallery shares coming soon. Hope you enjoy! 🙂
How many of you have been to Trader Joe’s? How many of you love Trader Joe’s flowers? This next painting is of a bouquet of flowers from Trader Joe’s… The vase belongs to my daughter Sage who absolutely loves the store and most likely bought the flowers for me. The vase and flowers combined make up the subject of this large floral painting.