Wedding Bouquet Painting – A Unique Gift Idea

This bouquet was a table centerpiece for my daughter’s wedding.  Days after the wedding she had set this down on my dining room table one evening.  I had not yet drawn the blinds, and the blue dusk of the night was still visible.  Sitting directly under chandelier’s light, I was  moved by its illumination with […]

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A “December” Painting

I recently finished this painting of “fresh cut roses” from my yard. It was done in acrylics on canvas.  These flowers actually bloomed last August.  I took a reference photo of them at the time, and finally began painting them in early December. No winter wonderland scenes here. Mostly because it doesn’t snow where live. […]

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Creative Block

As I wrote in an earlier blog, October was an exhausting month for me. There were birthdays, my daughter’s bridal shower, followed by the death of grandmother, her funeral, and my daughter’s Halloween wedding. I celebrated, decorated, and mourned.  In November, I found myself drained on several levels…..and quite disturbed over the presidential election results. […]

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My latest painting

I just finished this painting today.  It is acrylics on canvas.  These are roses that my best friend sent to me after learning I graduated college last June.  The real life of the roses were stunning and inspiring, so I had to paint them.  Even after they died and lost their vibrant color, the roses […]

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