Friday, March 28, 2008

Black Venus ACEO

2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolor with gouache, 2008

A watercolour of a beautiful black woman inspired by an Angela Carter story. Click the title to see the listing on eBay!


One of my favorite little birds, this Chickadee visits the garden. ACEO size 2.5x3.5. I tried a new brand of watercolor paper suggested by one of our members on this one and I decided I LOVE it! Nice smooth CP surface and the paint floats. Thanks, RoseAnn!
J. Elaine Hays (Lanie)

Another Miniature

This is another miniature in the countryside series that I will be exhibiting at the end of April. Just another seascape miniature to complete and then do some mounting and framing.


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Hello Yellow IRIS

The very first year my Iris all bloomed, I had one beautiful yellow one. The stalk yielded 4 perfect blooms and they really stole the show.
Since then only the blues have bloomed each year with an odd pink or purple here and there. This year I have so many more starts I'm hoping I'll be saying Hello to a yellow once again.


Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Suburban Dominatrix

5 x 9.5 inches, watercolour with gouache, 2008
This is my piece for the EBSQ "Vice" show. It was inspired by the film "Personal Services", which was loosely based on the life story of Cynthia Payne, a women who had ran a brothel from her suburban house and who had exchanged sex for food vouchers. The "vice" represented in the painting is of course prostitution but I guess bondage and S and M is a vice too. The image presents a different side to prostitution, an older woman, not walking the streets but working from a suburban house, her clients probably older men.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Pink Tulips in Vase

A friend recently gave me some tulip bulbs, and they inspired me to paint this vase of tulips. I love them, but they are difficult to grow in Texas, so we mostly have to enjoy them in pictures and paintings. I have a "Secret Garden" of tulips (in my head). RoseAnn

Sunday, March 23, 2008

The Cross

My church asked me to paint an abstract cross with this color scheme. I didn't paint this in one day - but I painted daily on it for a week and half!

It measures 5 feet by 3.5 feet. It's watercolor painted on stretched Fredrix Watercolor canvas and finished with a spray matte varnish - which doesn't show at all, but seals the color onto the canvas.

Here it is hanging up.

If you'd like to see a slide show showing the progress of the painting... you can click here.