The colors are particularly vivid, the yellows contrasting against the dark purple. I think it looks like an autumn scene, though it could be any time of year. The golden light perhaps speaks to a dusty, long hot day. I used a reference photo shared by Gary Odell.
Such a lovely, bright color of blue. Do you have these where you live? I do, but sadly have yet to see one. Fingers crossed it will happen, though. I painted from a reference photo shared by Roy Herron.
I think with Renoir painting lilies so singularly spectacular, it is intimidating to even try my hand at it. What could ever match his style?
I like lilies, however, so why not give it a go? I do wish a little bit I painted more like Renoir, but then, he already did that, didn’t he. Comparison can be the death of creativity. You do you, as they say.
I like the array of colors in the flower, it really spoke to me. I painted from a reference photo shared by Jane Ashley.
What a charming little guy, so cheerful. I love chickadees for their sweetness, don’t you? I painted from a reference photo shared by Stephen Williams. The tree blossoms just beginning to bloom brings it all together.
I worked from screen images from a video of otters. The mama and baby were just so secure and peaceful, they practically screamed, “Paint me.” This is my second painting of them, a little different than the first painting.
8″x8″ oil on cradled wood board. Available in my Etsy shop. SOLD, thank you!
I love the owl’s gently amused expression. I kept the color palette simple to emphasize the contrast between the tree shadows and his lovely orange feathers. I painted from a reference photo graciously shared by Darlene Lussier. This one turned out lovely, and you would never guess the mental anguish I went through wondering if the colors were the correct choice, or if I was capturing the feathers, or the wood bark, effectively enough. A lot of times I push myself to labor through until the end, and am glad I did.