This is painted from a picture I took several years ago in Florence, Italy. I love how they have little pots of flowers in so many of their windows. It was fun to try to get the effect of the old chipping wall with the silk dyes.
Image size 19.5 x 15.5"
Silk dyes on silk
. I love the dark green leaves with their rusty colored backs in contrast with the huge white blossoms on the Southern Magnolia trees. I've got to get a couple of these trees for our yard so I can get plenty of reference photos for future paintings.
I just found out last night at the "City of Trees" opening at Chemer's gallery that I received 1st place in the professional division for last week's painting "Old Tustin". I'm very excited. I'm glad that this show divided the categories into amateur and professional rather than by medium. I usually can't enter my silk paintings into contests because there isn't a category into which they fall. Even though silk dyes are a water-based medium, they don't fall into the watercolor or acrylic categories. The other usual mediums are oil, pastel and mixed media which also don't apply. So..... this was a rare opportunity for me.
This is a painting that will be displayed at Chemer's Gallery in Tustin, CA until May 30th as part of their "City of Trees" exhibit showcasing work by both amateur and professional artists. The art shows vignettes of Tustin that include at least part of a tree. You can go to their website,www.chemersgallery.com for more info.
Image size 16" x 16"
Silk dyes on silk
I painted this to enter in a local Tustin juried show that will open on May 16th. It has to be turned in this Wednesday so as usual, I am cutting it a little close. This is an acrylic painted on a gallery wrapped canvas so that no frame is required.
Eucalyptus I Image size 24" x 18" Acrylic Unframed - no frame needed
I work in just about every art medium I can get my hands on with my favorites being watercolor and silk painting. I love to experiment with different mediums and styles of painting. I try to paint every day and will post my paintings here as I finish them. I really appreciate any comments you may have on the paintings. You can sign up below to receive the postings automatically by e-mail. If you would like to see my artwork divided by medium, visit my website. If you would like information on purchasing one of my paintings, please send me an e-mail at email@example.com