Wild Flowers 11 x 14 Inch Oil Painting

Challenge 1-2018 Let’s Paint New Mexico


Last Painting of 2017 12 x 16 Inch Iris Abstraction in Oils

I figured I should complete one more painting before the year ends. Just a little painting, but I think it has a big personality. I am loving the purples and oranges in this palette knife abstraction of purple iris.

Poppies Oil Painting in Purple and Orange 14 x 18 Inch 

Just messing around with a relatively new set of primary colors.  Cyan, Magenta and Yellow plus white.  

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.

Poppy Field 12 x 36 Inch Oil Painting

I painted this last month sometime before the fight with the curb.  The day I painted it, I was going to do Sunflowers with a paint brush but for some reason I ended up with red poppies in palette/painting knives.  My sister is taking this one as soon as I varnish it in a few weeks with Gamvar.