Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Sweet Magnolia

I'm on a roll with white flowers. Here's my take on the wonderful magnolia blossom. When we lived in CA, we had a magnolia in the backyard. My children used the center of the spent blossoms as "hand gernades".

20" X 20" gallery wrapped canvas $800

Monday, April 12, 2010

Frangrance in White

It seemed time to get back to some basics and for this I selected a lovely gardenia. I took the time to do a complete underpainting before adding any color. White flowers are perhaps the most difficult to paint but with an underpainting to clearly define tonal values all one needs is to determine if you want to end up with a warm or cool effect. I selected warm because the gardenia has very warm under tones...and they smell heavenly.

20" X 20" gallery wrapped canvas $800

Friday, April 9, 2010

The Tango Lesson - SOLD

Inspired by a recent trip to Argentina this one is reminiscent of the rainbow colored structures in the Boca section of Buenos Aries. It's a charming and captivating area filled with artists and craftsman selling their wares in the street. It's almost electric just to be walking the streets here. The area began with dockworkers who used materials left over from the docks to build their homes. Using whatever paint was left, they created this amazing vibrant environment. Fiercely proud of the neighborhood, they continue to maintain the brightly colored tradition.

20" X 20" gallery wrapped canvas $800