Three Sunflowers in a Vase 16 x 20 Inch Oil Painting

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Poppy View 16 x 20 Inch Oil Painting

I love color.  I’m constantly thinking about color.  I think about how to make it brighter and more vivid.  I think about how to juxtapose it so that it screams or whispers.  I think about the emotion that different colors stir.  The strange thing about color is that it is an illusion.  We construct it in our mind.  That kinda freaks me out.  I wonder what is really there that I can’t see.  I love mystery!  Anyway, here is another colorful painting (in my head anyway) of what I imagine to be a crowd of red poppies in a natural amphitheater.

Busy Bee and Daisies 11 x 14 Inch Oil Painting on Canvas

For the last year, I have been doing monthly, on-line lessons with Nancy Medina.  I am almost at the end.  This is lesson 11, white daisies and a cute little bee.  That bee was hard!  I scraped him off eight or nine times.  Who would have thunk a little bee could take me hours to do?  The daisies just kinda flowed along, no problem, but that bee!  He gave me problems.  The good news is that I finally got it down and had plenty of bee painting practice in the process.  

Old Town Holly Hock #5 Banner 5th and Mountain Road Albuquerque New Mexico

I’m not sure I have blogged about my banner yet!  Here is the scoop.  Julianna Kirwin put together a public arts project.  When all was said and done, I had a pretty banner hanging from a lamp post on 5th and Mountain Road.  My banner will hang for a year along with others that span the blocks between 5th and 12th Street.  I was especially excited to have my piece hung across the street from a banner of  Johnny Tapia.  Very cool.

Jemez Iris #2, 12 x 16 Inch Oil Painting

This Iris was painted for Challenge #7, Let’s Paint New Mexico.  The photograph that inspired my iris painting was taken in Jemez, New Mexico.  I am loving the purples.