A little girl in a white shift dress and hat is walking in the lavender
field, with a straw basket in hand. The golden late afternoon rakes
across the purple clouds of lavender. The online workshop I took with Dreama Perry last fall got me into lavender fields, so I have painted several paintings of the theme. As they get sold, I am posting my work. Negligent, am I not?
"Henry and Lucy" is for Natalie who commissioned the double portrait for her husband. They are two adorable dogs with different personalities. I hope the portrait brings the family years of joy!
Henry is seven years old and is a Maltese. He is such a sweet
gentle old soul. He is very mellow and loves to sleep on the couch and sit
in the sun. He is good with their four children. If given a treat, he will wag his tail and give you
lots of kisses.
Lucy, three years of age, is also a Maltese. She is very energetic; she thinks
she is a child and always getting into trouble. She loves to be
hugged all the time. She is loving and will jump on you and put her
face in your neck and give you tons of kisses. She loves to run around,
bark and play with all of her toys. She will get her dog kibble and
throw it in the air.
A girl in a white dress and hat is picking flowers in a field of purple, scented lavender clouds. It is a lavender heaven! The painting is of the mixed media of watercolor and lightfast Caran d'Ache Luminance colored pencils. It was difficult to achieve the spiky, yet soft texture of lavenders, so I used colored pencils for them.
The Jefferson Memorial on the Tidal Basin in Washington DC is a
beautiful neoclassical building. At twilight, it is breathtaking. I used
the pointillist technique for the painting, pretending that my dots
Step into the blue door. Red climbing roses are blooming. The
sun-drenched courtyard of this vineyard estate in Provence is scented
with jasmine. Yes, those vines are covered with white jasmine flowers!