Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rain with Osprey

This painting was done on the last day of the plein air class I took with Gwen Bragg through the Workhouse Art Center. We spent 4 weeks (one class per week) working outdoors and on the last day it rained! Fortunately one of our classmates had invited us to paint at her house on the Potomac River and she had a large, covered deck so we were able to paint the rain without having to get wet. The ospreys gave us quite a show and I often found myself just watching them instead of painting. I think this little painting was fairly successful nonetheless. I was told that Mount Vernon was directly across the river (right above the osprey) but it was so overcast that day we couldn't see it.

Rain with Osprey at Moss Neck

New stuff

The three flower images below were done from photographs that my co-worker, John Earl, took for an online photo course he was taking. He would come in every day with a new picture (they were concentrating on close-up photos of flowers) and I asked if he minded if I tried painting some of them. I had great fun doing it and have many more I want to work on. We've been talking about doing a joint show which would be lots of fun. I just have to try to keep up with him! Hope you enjoy.

Gallardia with Raindrops

From the collection of M. Rudzinsky

Rose with Dewdrop

Obedient Plant

Monday, August 3, 2009

Morning Glory

new work

Just finished these little flower paintings for an exhibit in Colonial Beach this month at the Wide River Gallery. They are small (about 3"x8") done with watercolor and ink. The opening is August 14th from 6-9. Stop by and see the originals.

Lacecap Hydrangea

Rose of Sharon


Sold to B.Lyons 2009

flower series