Copper Kettle / Study

Color! The richness and variety of the orange in the kettle, fabric and flowers are complimented by the blue green of the foliage. To my eye this is irresistible!

Friday, June 29, 2012

June 27

After working on the large studio painting of the previous post , I wanted to change gears and do a plein air piece. These flowers are in my backyard flower patch - a jumble of perennials that just want water, and this is the reward in June. I found a painting I did of this same patch last year , and I will post it later.
15" x 12 1/2"

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

6 Pink Tulips

This is a large watercolor, based on the garden painting I posted earlier.
More garden paintings to come - 'tis the season!
30 3/4" x 27 1/2"

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Calla Lillies

I paint these Callas yearly,  when they bloom they pose politely until one day I say, " Aaah yes,  perfect!"
9 1/2" x 13"

Monday, June 11, 2012

Study for Pink Roses

So often when I wish to explore an idea, I do a small study first, which then gives me the courage to paint larger. This watercolor appears spontaneous and quickly done  ( ha ha ! ) I hope I can keep this freshness in the big painting.
19 3/4" x 15"

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Fishing Boats

This is one of several watercolors of Greek fishing boats I've painted. It may be trite subject matter,  painted hundreds of times, but what painter can resist?  All that light !  all those reflections !!
This small watercolor is 9" 12"