12″x12″ oil on stretched canvas. I painted from a photo shared by Margaret Townsend. Available in my etsy shop, here.
Summer is in full swing here, so I will be painting!
Didn’t this turn out terrific? I can’t take all the credit, as the reference photo I worked from was spot-on with the composition and colors. I merely translated what was already there.
Keeping the background indistinct was my challenge, as I tend to go over-literal.
This one was really hard to photograph and capture the colors correctly. Light always wanted to be too bright here or there, or not bright enough. Turned out really pretty, though, didn’t it? My patron wanted a moody piece, with colors complementing colors she had previously bought.
24″x36″ oil on canvas.
I haven’t painted a lot of people, but I think I do okay. )
You can’t go wrong with bunnies. Well, *I* can’t go wrong with bunnies.
Are you having a good weekend? Lovely weather here, finally. Seemed like one of the longest winters ever. The flowers are starting to bloom.
I’ve been getting a lot of knitting done. Nothing difficult, but mindless enough that it all comes off easily and quick enough to be satisfying.
Aren’t these colors lovely? The shading shifts in just the right way.
The big safety pin is holding stitches, waiting for me to come back and add the thumb.
I liked this pink yarn while working with it, but overall am only so-so with the finished look.
Out in the garden, remember last year I put in two tree peonies? And that I was sure one was dead, so I babied the other one because I didn’t want both to die?
This is the one I babied. The best laid plans. . . .
And the one I thought had died? You guessed it. Growing like a champ. I’m not sure when it turns into a “tree” though, because right now it’s looking like a standard peony.
Isn’t this a delicate shade of blush?
I put in some wow-zer daffodils last fall. I wish I would have bought more bulbs!