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Whimsy & Blooms

Excited to be part of this show coming up this Saturday June 22, 2019 in Franklin, Indiana.

2019 Plein Air Competition in Delray

For this year’s Plein Air event in Delray Beach, I was happy to have my long-time artist friend, Margie Homan join me in Florida. For the practice day, it rained, and I managed to paint a street scene from the trunk of our car! … And ended up selling it too! Margie made a very lovely painting as well.

Margie_&_I

Margie & I with our rainy day paintings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thankfully, the day of the competition was beautifully sunny. Here are my entries for this year’s one-day competition.

Coral_Door

Coral Door

Morning_at_Sundy_House

Morning at Sundy House

 

 

 

 

Something New to the Table

Spring Mix Spinach Salad Garden Salad Fruit and Nut Salad

There will be a dozen of my new small 2014 flower paintings soon at the DVAC gift gallery. But this year, I’m bringing something new to the table – Salad! I wanted to study greens closely so I could be better prepared in landscape painting. The fact that this still life project is leafy and  very temporary is also an added bonus. 

 

 

If a Tree Falls

Tree CompanyHere is my entry for the short show at DVAC, “If a Tree Falls” June 21-28, titled,
“Tree Company”. There was an article in the news about a staircase structure at Cox Arboretum that looked incredible. It was! and gave me a great vantage point to do this painting in the late evening sun.

Ohio State Fair

Twisting TruthHere is my entry for the Ohio State Fair in Columbus July25 – Aug 4.
 The painting,Twisting Truth has about as many kinds of twists as I could manage. I liked bringing in multicultural elements to accentuate this universal dilemma that tells this ancient story.

Dream House Finished

Dream Home

Home is the place where dreams germinate.
Hopes and dreams are magical and bring forth life.

“Dream Home” is now completed with more defined
movement in the composition. I enjoyed the study of the way the leaves turned and layered, and infused them with my life. (28″H x 22″W)