Friday, September 5, 2008

Not Quite Ready...

The days are shorter and the kids are back to school. The nights are cooler and leaves are already falling off the oaks in my yard. I know what's coming but I am not quite ready fall, just yet.
Just hanging on to the last blooms a little while longer.

White Poppy

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Third Floral - Tulips

Here is the third in my series of spring florals. This is another commissioned piece by the same customer that purchases "Spring Gift" and "Iceland Poppies".

As a set, they will look so lovely matted and framed together. I can wait for her to send me a picture once she has them hanging up!

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Paris ACEO

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolour and gouache, 2008.
In Greek mthology Paris is the son of King Priam and Hecuba. While pregnant Hecuba dreams she will give birth to a flaming torch and this is seen as a sign that the child will cause the fall of Troy. Paris is raised by Agelaus, a herdsman who is entrusted to murder the child by Priam to prevent the prophecy coming true. Later Paris is taken to Mount Olympus to judge who is the most beautiful, Hera, Athene or Aphrodite. Athene offers him Helen of Troy if he chooses her and he agrees, even though Helen is already married to Menelaus. Paris has to steal Helen (though in some versions she goes willingly and is in love with him) and take her to Troy, so beginning the Trojan war. Later in the war Paris kills Achilles with an arrow to the heel.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Monday, September 1, 2008

King Arthur ACEO

ACEO, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolor and gouache, 2008.

A portrait of the legendary King Arthur. There are many variations on the story of his life involving the Sword in the Stone, Merlin, the Knights of the Round Table, the search for the Holy Grail and his death and final resting place at Avalon.