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Periwink-wink – Spring Art Auction 2013 – Painting No 7

"Periwink-wink" – Painting No 7 in the Spring Art Auction 2013 series 10×10 inches on 1.5 inches gallery wrapped canvas (25 x 25 x 4 cm) Opening Bid: $32 || Gallery Price: $230 BIDDING STARTS AT NOON EST Spring is here and what better symbol than the Periwinkle, at least in the Virginia area. This is low to the ground and so tiny it's hard to spot it. I did only because my little kitty, Rasmus, snuck out into [...]

Periwink-wink – Spring Art Auction 2013 – Painting No 72013-05-21T09:15:08-04:00

Behind the Scenes: Field of Purple Tulips – Spring Art Auction 2013

Here are a couple of photos from when I painted Field of Purple Tulips. I was watching a Swedish cooking show, filmed in Spain, while painting this and every time I look at this piece I can feel the warm spring sun warming me. What do you see/feel?

Behind the Scenes: Field of Purple Tulips – Spring Art Auction 20132013-05-20T10:28:09-04:00

Behind the Scenes: Unfolding Tulip – Spring Art Auction 2013

Yup - that's Lola's tale. And what does Lola's tale have to do with Unfolding Tulip? She was demanding lots of attention the particular day I started working on "Unfolding Tulip" and waved her tale right into my paint... I wasn't sure what background color I wanted for this piece so I started with a white background, thinking it may stay that way. It reminded me a lot of  Pansy which looked great on white. But then I [...]

Behind the Scenes: Unfolding Tulip – Spring Art Auction 20132013-05-14T08:32:17-04:00

Unfolding Tulip – Spring Art Auction 2013 – Painting No 2

"Unfolding Tulip" – Painting No 2 in the Spring Art Auction 2013 series 10×10 inches on 1.5 inches gallery wrapped canvas (25 x 25 x 4 cm) Opening Bid: $32 || Gallery Price: $230 BIDDING STARTS AT NOON EST It's not often you see a tulip completely open up like this. It happened to a bouquet of purple tulips I had bought for my day-job office. Almost like wildflowers, the stems started bending all kinds of ways and many [...]

Unfolding Tulip – Spring Art Auction 2013 – Painting No 22013-05-14T08:31:03-04:00

Yellow Ranunculus – Spring Art Auction 2013 – Painting No 1

"Yellow Ranunculus" – Painting No 1 in the Spring Art Auction 2013 series 8×10 inches on 1.5 inches gallery wrapped canvas (20 x 25 x 4 cm) Opening Bid: $24 || Gallery Price: $185 BIDDING STARTS AT NOON EST Annnnd we're on! We're kicking off two weeks of 10 brand spanking new paintings you can BID ON this morning, and first out is this "Yellow Ranunculus." I saw a lovely bouquet of yellow ranunculus at the local Whole Foods [...]

Yellow Ranunculus – Spring Art Auction 2013 – Painting No 12013-05-12T12:49:53-04:00

Behind the Scenes: Yellow Ranunculus – Spring Art Auction 2013

Here are a few behind the scenes photos from when I created Yellow Ranunculus, which is Painting No 1 in the Spring Art Auction 2013. Maybe this quick iphone photo of it better captures the lovely feel it has? Sure it's bold and colorful but it's also quiet lovely. Very organic. A modern take on an English garden flower. This is how I spent my time creating it - with the actual bouquet right next to me. See [...]

Behind the Scenes: Yellow Ranunculus – Spring Art Auction 20132013-05-12T13:49:07-04:00