Friday, August 22, 2014

In the Morning When I Rise

In The Morning When I Rise  oil on panel 5 x 7
We live between two lakes and  each morning can see the sunrise on one. I also teach at a Retreat Center located on a lake and this is actually a composite of the pinkish glow in the morning sky, has an ethereal quality, small painting that seems to have a big impact on me. It is a place I would like to be, how about You?

Sunflower Burst

Sunflower Burst 14 x 11 oil on canvas
Several weeks ago I went to Farmers Market to get cucumbers and saw these gorgeous sunflowers, ordinarily sunflowers don't call to me to be painted, but these DID and I rushed home , forgot about the cucumbers and painted this to almost completion while the flowers were fresh, these are different colors than I usually use and a bit looser style but had a blast and as the title tells you the Sunflower Blast made my day.
Needless to say, some of us artists are easily entertained.