Tuesday, September 25, 2012

lofty goals...

lofty goals
36" x 24" oil on canvas

I am having such fun with these large scale landscape vignettes!  Who knew bees, flowers and foliage could be such fun to paint?!  If you would like to see the other two paintings in this series, scroll down through my blog.  I am working on another one now that might feature another "pollinator"....you will have to wait and see!

Friday, September 21, 2012

last day of summer....

last day of summer
36" x 24" oil on canvas

This painting just sort of named itself.  What better way to celebrate the last day of summer than a bright colorful painting?!  This is another in my series of landscape snippets.  I am really enjoying the color and pattern .... truly my favorite things to paint!  Enjoy the day!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

september splendor....

september splendor
36" x 24" oil on canvas

My garden is literally humming right now with all the bees and butterflies hard at work.  As summer fades, the insects have gone into overtime gathering the last of the nectar from all of my flowers.  The combination of all the foliage and flowers up against that brilliant September blue sky is impossible to resist.  I love all the abstract patterns found in the blur of color in the background.  I really wanted to paint these tiny snippets of landscape on a large scale to emphasize the saturated color and detail.  More to come....

Monday, September 17, 2012

sea slice...

sea slice
24" x 12" oil on panel

Sometimes that morning light on the ocean is just magical.  Otherworldly even.  Hope you enjoy a little slice of sea on your Monday morning :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

standing at the waters edge ....

standing at the waters edge
20" x 20" oil on canvas

How about some waves on a Wednesday?!  Just big enough to push you over the hump of the beginning of the workweek and downhill towards the weekend. 

This painting was such fun to do.  I love working with the abstract patterns in water.  The push of the waves coming onto the beach combined with the pull of the water back into the sea makes for some lovely patterns. This painting also had some wonderful reflections of the sea foam on the sand, too.  I tried to capture both the energy of the movement and the glistening light bouncing off the water.... hope you enjoy and Happy Wave-Day!

Monday, September 10, 2012

first light....

first light
18" x 30" oil on canvas

I have been painting a series of seascapes lately. This painting is taken from one of my early morning walks on the beach this summer. The sun hadn't risen yet and the first pink light was peeking over the horizon catching the sea spray as the waves tumbled toward the beach.  The colors were just beautiful.  

I finished this one last week about the same time as Hurricane Isaac hit Louisiana and decided to wait a week before I posted it.  Growing up on the coast, I am well aware of the awesome power of the ocean.  Beautiful and serene one day, wild and dangerous the next.  I guess that's why I love it ...there is just nothing like it!