Friday, October 2, 2009

Cactus Shot

Cactus Shot, 8 x 8
When Erika left California for Arkansas, she bequeathed me many beautiful plants. A cactus, which is now in bloom is one of them. These are two blossoms that fell off the plant and landed in a shot glass.

Pansy I

6.4 x 7 inches, watercolor, 2009.

The first of a couple of pansy paintings I am going to do.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Peruvian Lily (Alstroemeria)

6.5 x 7 inches, watercolour, 2009.

The delicate structure and pink and yellow shades of this alstromeria were a challenge to paint. We have these in several colours in the garden, a legacy from my father.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

French Marigold II

6.5 x 7 inches, watercolor, 2009.

A painting of a different variety of french marigold from my garden.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Yellow Tomatoes

Yellow Tomatoes, 6 x 9, Watercolor
Another little painting before they're all gone...

French Marigold

6.5 x 7 inches, watercolor, 2009.

More flowers from my garden, I love the vibrant colours and layered petals of this marigold.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Pink Rose

6.5 x 7 inches, watercolor, 2009.

I'm not sure what sort of rose this is, just that it's pink and beautiful!

Sunday, September 27, 2009


This is a part of a series of Coffee Cups that I painted for fun. Coffee cups are great subjects because you can go crazy with the colors. It's better, sometimes, after I make my initial drawing, if I just throw the reference material out the window, and concentrate on colors.

Yellow and Red Tomatoes

Yellow and Red Tomatoes, 8 x 8
We had a great harvest of yellow and red tomatoes this year, I wish I had had time to paint more of them. These are among the last of the crop.