Challenge 14 Hollyhock Let’s Paint New Mexico

This is a 24 x 24 inch oil painting of Hollyhock inspired by Challenge 14, Hollyhock, Let’s Paint New Mexico.  The challenge can be found here.  https://letspaintnewmexico.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/challenge-14-hollyhocks/

Hollyhock 12 x 16 Inch Oil Painting

This is a 12 x 16 inch oil painting inspired by my garden of Hollyhock. I have scarlet, lilac, pink, black, pale pink and various shades in between.  

Speaking of Hollyhock, I just joined a painting group called Let’s Paint New Mexico (Thank you John French). I was excited to see that Hollyhock are on the menu.  They grow like weeds around here.

Sunflowers Soon 24 x 24 Inch Oil Painting

It’s that time again where I anxiously wait for sunflowers to bloom.  It will be different this year.  I had way too many sunflowers for the space and was ready for a little change.  Instead of an abundance of sunflowers, I have lots and lots of holly hock with sporadic sunflowers around the yard.  I’m not sure I will like not having as many this year (I think I won’t), but I don’t think I will mind not having to tear them down at the end of the season.  I have a plan for next year and will get my sunflowers back then.

Chem Trails and Cactus 16 x 20 Inch Oil Painting

This 16 x 20 inch palette knife oil painting was inspired by a camping trip to Sumner Lake.  While we fished, I watched the skies as they filled with trails of who knows what.  There were lots of cactus.  My dog, Petey, seemed to find all of them.  We spent some time pulling cactus quills out of his feet.  The cactus were not in bloom quite yet but I needed something to represent danger.  My brother in law suggested drops of blood on the quills.  Blood isn’t really my style.  Red flowers however, are.


Sunflowers in Orange Vase 16 x 20 Inch Oil Painting

This is a 16 x 20 inch still life of sunflowers in a very cool orange vase.  I am loving the colors in this painting.  The orange and gold are really nice against the blues and greens of the background.  Unfortunately, we have a man down once again and it looks as if only one sunflower cares.  Bummer.