So far, I’ve been investigating flora of spring 2016, all in black and white–and loving it! I like exploring linear form and feel connected, as well as inspired by, some of Picasso’s black and white work, as well as Japanese ink and brush painting, and the work of Henri Matisse. I’m hoping next week, to start working in color, as I’ve cut some fresh daffodils from the garden, and they’re begging for yellow!
Here’s a sneak peak of my new exhibition, that I just mounted yesterday with the help of my daughter Olivia. I call it “Ode to Spring.” The paintings were done last spring and summer and they are warming to see in this cold weather.
They are exhibited locally. Our movie theatre, of all places, has started exhibiting artist’s works in an annex space.
Funny to see Angry Birds, the movie, advertised in front of the space where my paintings are showing, especially since my studio is called Love Bird Designs.
If you’re in the area, I hope you’ll stop by to see the work, even if it is coming or going to see a film 😉
Larkspur are funky, spirited delicate looking yet vibrant flowers. I’ve begun a new series featuring several larkspur flowers from my front garden. This is one such small scaled drawing.
Amidst the tangle of wildflowers and lusty weeds, these tiny little yellow clover blossoms are asserting themselves.
With a pancake breakfast in the woods and the opportunity to talk to over 50 Chicago area artists about their work-in-progress done on location, you can’t go wrong with this event if you’re interested in landscape painting.
I vividly remember the day I did this painting. It was hot and humid. White moths and butterflies flew about–even bumble bees had a visit. Some of these bugs stuck to me but I kept painting. This painting is a la prima, meaning it was done in one setting. It is also en plein air, (done outdoors on location).