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An Offering – Calla Lily Semi-Abstract

With summer in full swing, I find myself having less and less time to write.  I’ve managed to sneak time here and there between the torrent of requests, “I’m hungries”, “So and so took my such and such”, and all of the other rants from my kids.  Even the little one is starting now – she finally figured out that she can get around and investigate the world around her.  It’s pretty comical actually – she pulls herself along with her fingers (on all fours) and pushes with her tiptoes simultaneously.  I’ve tried to show her that she can get up on her knees and go twice as fast, with half as much effort, but she wants nothing of it.  Typical…   I will admit that I’m ready for my oldest to head back to school.  She’ll be starting kindergarten in August and she seems to be the most needy of all three kids…

So back to the point of this post – my latest painting.  I think I’m on to something with the muted, contrasting washed backgrounds and the strong flowers in the foreground.  I enjoy doing them and have been pleased with how they turn out.  I sold the Fire Poppy painting  just last week so I decided to work on this Calla Lily in a similar fashion.    Nothing like being able to pay a bill or two!  ;o)  Hope everyone out there is having a fabulous summer!

Oh, and as an aside, I’m considering doing some of these originals as prints.  Does anyone have any recommendations on how to do so?  Types of paper, printing process, etc….  I’d love to hear your suggestions.

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Back from Vacation ~ Fire Poppy Painting

Fire Poppy


I just returned from a 4 day long road trip to the Florida panhandle, specifically Panama City Beach.  It was my first time traveling down there and the white sand beaches were definitely beautiful and inspiring.  Parts of it were a little rough around the edges for this Connecticut Yankee, but all in all it was a good trip (minus the 15 pit-stops each way between there and Atlanta….ah, the joys of traveling with small children!).

In any case, I had finished several paintings before we embarked on that journey, but didn’t have the time to share with all of you!  So, here is the first and one that I’m very fond of.  I set it up with a wash of various layers and hues (blues, greys, etc) and then played around a little with rubbing alcohol delivered via squirt bottle which I enjoyed.  I set up the poppy and was going to leave it solo, but decided that I needed another flower (this one a lily) in the foreground.