Thursday, April 19, 2012

Red Tulips, Pink Tulips, and Daffodills

Spring Morning
Oil on Canvas Panel 14" x 11"  sold
Saturday morning was bright and sunny, a perfect morning to  get out the French easel and paint outdoors for the first time this season. It was made even more special because of the event of the day! Our Burley Public Library hosted a one day showing of work by local artists in conjunction with our current campaign to pass a bond election in May to build a new library.
 I was a High School student here when the current library was built in 1959. It was wonderful then, an asset to the community. Now, it desperately needs to be replaced. I am pleased to be able to assist in the effort in any way I can.
These tulips and daffodils are in bloom in front of the Library, so I sat out my easel, Claudette Bray joined me and we had a pleasant time chatting and painting along with talking to Library patrons.

When this painting sells, a portion of the sale will be donated to the new library!

Easter Lily

Easter Lily Gift
Oil on Canvas Panel   6"x6"  
My dear neighbor, Katherine, brought this with an Easter treat! Today is the first time I have been able to enjoy, contemplate, study, and respond to it all with paint. It made for a delightful day of being lost in symbolism, subtle color, and soft textures and shapes. Thank you, Katherine!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Easter Bunny

Paisley Bunny
Oil on Masonite 6"x6" $125

On Daily Paint works, Carol Marine challenged painters to paint something for Easter.... As a celebration of the completion of the Temple Commission,  a paisley bunny seemed the perfect diversion for a quiet, pressure free evening.
Many years ago I did quite a bit of similar work in Casein, an opaque watercolor medium. This was much more FUN!  Oil paint is so luscious! And it requires no glass in the framing process!       

Living Waters: Twin Falls Temple
Oil on Canvas Panel 22" x 28" sold

Commissioned work is always an exciting adventure. This one has been particularly important to me as I love the subject and the clients! At the beginning two months seemed far more time than needed, but because of personal difficulties experienced during this time, it turned into a very short working period.

With all that in the past, I am happily anticipating the clients coming soon to view the work. There may be changes needed .... my wish is that they be 200% pleased.


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