Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Purple Flowers

The titles of these flower pieces are pretty sad. It's hard to come up with anything creative and it would help if I at least knew the names of the flowers I'm painting. Anyway, I'm still having fun with these so I think I'll stay on the flower path for a while.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


The person who commissioned this piece requested a bright-colored background and I'm crazy about this blue. I think I'll use it again soon. This is also a smaller painting than what I'm used to (12x12). I'm trying to get groovy with painting small so I can finish a painting every day, but I'm not sure if it's for me.

Friday, September 10, 2010


Now that my son has started kindergarten, I hope to paint every day. I forget how exciting it is to be working when I'm in between paintings and feeling uninspired. It's easy to let a month go by without picking up a brush, but once there is a momentum, it's exhilarating and infectious. I'm going to do a few more flower paintings and see where that leads me.

Friday, September 3, 2010

First Flowers

I've always been kind of snobby about only painting figures, but I thought it was time to try out some new things. The bee kind of makes it feel like there's still a little figure in there anyway. This was pretty fun and I think maybe I'll do a series of flowers.