Saturday, March 31, 2012

Van Gogh Up Close

The only US location of this magnificent show is the 
Philadelphia Museum of Art.

How lucky to live nearby and be able to experience this collection of works 
by Van Gogh.  Painted towards the end of his brief life, the art is vibrant and detailed
with a focus on nature.

The brush strokes and striking color combinations are lively.
This stunning iris is from the National Gallery of Canada.
I loved seeing it for the first time in person.

At home I see his fritillaries every day in my framed poster,
but you just can't imagine the beauty of the real painting.
I could look at it forever.

I fell in love with Almond Blossom in Amsterdam.
Van Gogh's colors are just exquisite.
Perfect for a gloomy chilly Saturday.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

love this!

Lynne @ Irish Garden House sent me this phenomenal video.
I want to share it with my flower-loving friends.
Thanks, Lynne!

new print: pink tulip bouquet

pink tulip bouquet
8" x 10"

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

a better picture

hydrangea watercolor
available here

This is a more accurate photo of my painting.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

an early Spring

We are having the most beautiful weather here!
Everything is popping up & popping out with blooms.

I took a trip to one of my favorite garden centers to find primroses,

pansies, daffodils and violas.

Inspired by Martha, I planted my urn for Spring.

I love the way it turned out!

Monday, March 12, 2012

pussy willows

11" x 14"
acrylic on canvas

Every so often I like to paint with acrylics.
Every Spring, I wonder why I don't have a pussy willow bush in my garden.
I need to remedy that some day.