Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Summer Showers

A shower falls on a lush green wetlands,
 then the clouds skip on by to reveal 
clear blue summer skies.

10" x 8" oil on textured canvas panel

for sale on DPW auction

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Desert Spring

When spring rains come to the desert. 
They often come surging through canyons 
in temporary run offs.
This same rain causes the desert to bloom,
in unimaginable color.
This is the third painting of cactus flowers.

11" x 14" oil on canvas panel

for sale on DPW auction 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cactus Flowers 2

This is the second in a series of cactus flowers.
I love the bright neon colors and 
delicate blossoms.

6" x 8" oil on Canvas panel

for sale on DPW's auction

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cactus Flower

This was painted for DPW's Pantene 
color of the year 2014 - 'Radiant Orchid' challenge. 
 I love cactus flowers with their many iridescent colors, 
which I felt fit this challenge.

6" x 8" oil on canvas panel

for sale on DPW auction

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

After a Spring Rain

I painted this for Virtual Paintout's Liverpool 
(and surrounding country side) challenge.
 I chose this 'street view' because I loved 
the glistening wet road and the bright bits 
of spring green which are almost iridescent 'after the rain'. 
They seemed to epitomize the English countryside.

8" x 10" oil on canvas

for sale on Daily Paint Works auction

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Signs of Spring

Mushrooms climbing up and over a moss covered tree stump.

In taking a walk this morning with camera n tow,
I came across wonderful signs of the changing season.
I usually take photographs to paint from later,
but these are so lovely, I had to post them.
I hope spring is coming to all of you who live in the northern
hemisphere and have endured some of natures harshest winter weather.