Peony Painting

Finally, I pushed myself to get this one off the easel, I had started this one a month or so back but left it sitting there and I got totally disconnected with this painting. Lately, I find myself to have an inconsistent attention span, I want to do everything and my painting gets pushed back, … Continue reading Peony Painting

My Potager …

Hopefully, you got here after seeing my previous post It’s SPRING! Rose Garden in the making. After completing the rose garden I felt that there was something missing, I needed a French Kitchen Garden - nothing to over the top, just enough space to grow Thyme, Garlic, Green Onions, Shallots, Oregano, Basil and a few … Continue reading My Potager …

Fresh off the easel…

This painting was finished 2 days ago but due to hurricane Irma preparation, I have not been able to post. Currently, Irma is kicking South Florida's butt and as I receive the play by play from my mother who is currently going through it and is experiencing 100+ winds I needed to get my mind … Continue reading Fresh off the easel…

Fresh off the easel… “Glad’s and Canna’s

Slowing I've been getting back into the swing of things and the creativity is starting to flow, I've been busy doing a lot of home decor, changing out lighting fixtures, organizing- added some finally touches to my daughter's Parisian inspired bedroom - made and installed corner shelves, installed a chandelier, making patio furniture cushions and … Continue reading Fresh off the easel… “Glad’s and Canna’s

Backyard Garden

As promised, I finally got around to taking some pictures of my back yard. So, I remember when I first moved into my current house when we moved back to Florida. The yard was pretty bare and not much going on and I new that I would be a long term project to have a … Continue reading Backyard Garden

Out in the garden…

Here's some pictures of the front garden beds with black mulch. There are still some areas that are being worked on, like the sides that the plants are small and you might see some bare spots but with time they will flourish just like the front main garden beds. There are Red Fountain Grasses, Canna's, … Continue reading Out in the garden…

Fresh off the easel! “Barely Blushing”

Once again I've been fixated on painting tropical flowers, I figured my previous plumeria painting needed a match. This one really took a little longer than expected but I think it turned out pretty nice. Photo could be better 😐     24x22 oil on canvas

Fresh off the easel! Plumeria study

I've been at a standstill with some paintings on the easel but I have still been painting other things. I love flowers especially tropical flowers and decided to do another floral painting. Plumeria's are known as the flower used in Hawaii to make leis, they are fairly small flowers with a delicate petal and wonderful … Continue reading Fresh off the easel! Plumeria study

Fresh off the easel – “Sweet Glance”

This weekend I decided to pick another Magnolia flower to paint but this time I decided to take a different approach and focus primarily on shading and texture, I wanted to be loose with the paint brush. I did a simple red, yellow, blue and a little black mixed with a medium of rectified turpentine, varnishes and … Continue reading Fresh off the easel – “Sweet Glance”

Fresh off the easel – Carnations and Peonies take 2

Like I mentioned before, this is a tribute to my first Carnations and Peonies painting that I recently sold and I missed having around. This time around I did get a little carried away with the petal detail in comparison to the first version.