7 x 5 in.
There's a place on the path around Lake Lynn in Raleigh that in summer is darker because of the tree canopy. Depending on the time of day, the play of light coming through the leaves is so beautiful, it's like walking into a dim cathedral and seeing bits of light streaming through the stained glass. I cannot even describe in words the sense of awe I feel at the random beauty of nature that’s all around us, but let's see if I can capture it in paint.
7 x 5 in.
When I first moved to North Carolina I took a drive out to the shore one day in early spring. It was a beautiful day and there were more birds than people on the beach. I'd like to go back for some plein air painting on the beach, but for now have to make do with my photo references.
I seem to be attracted to all things purple lately. Yesterday I painted this purple Iris from my photo collection. I think the original photo was taken at the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh. 8 x 10 acrylic.
The other day I passed this mailbox and knew I had to try and capture the beauty that I saw in that quick minute glance. The purple flowers were such a beautiful burst of color. And if you've been to my studio, you know I'm partial to purple.
8x8 oil on canvas
I took a break from finishing the doorway grouping that I'm working on and took on a challenge: the dandelion puff. It was a challenge, but I'm pleased with the result. This is an acrylic 5 x 7 small painting.
I'm excited to say that my Doorway/Gateway series in in progress. I was inspired by pictures I took in Old Town Alexandria when I was visiting recently. The area is old, historical and so quaint. I must say that man made structures have always posed a challenge to my painting skills, so these first two paintings are in progress. I used acrylics as my base painting so I could work out some of the problems. Next step is to break out the oil paint and finish these up.
Welcome to my blog. I'm excited to create the 3 series of art that I have planned. All of these will be small works, sometimes created as a triptych to be kept as a group, but more often all of these works will be 8 x 10 and smaller works of art. I paint in acrylics and oils and painting to me is like breathing. I just have to do it.
The 3 series I currently have planned are Flowers, Doorways/Gateways and All God's Creatures. The first piece of art is finished and is a triptych called "Bud to Bloom.
I'm an fine art artist in Raleigh, North Carolina. I need a paintbrush in my hand to feel complete and I invite you to follow me on my art journey. Everyday brings new ideas and projects... there simply is not enough time... On December 1, 2012, I joined the community of artists who paint a painting each and every day. I haven't been able to keep up with the daily painting, but I'm trying hard to keep my paintbrushes busy.