Monday, August 31, 2009

rose and hip-8" by 8" oil on panel bittersweet time of year...

This flower and rosehip was picked from Humarock beach yesterday where I took my dogs for a good long walk.
One blossom was so fragrant it filled my studio with the heavenly scent.
The rose hips are so abundant this year-and seeing them makes me feel a little sad that summer is ending- yet there are still blossoms and buds- transition. Still a bit of summer left!
8" by 8" oil on panel

Sunday, August 30, 2009

First Bunch, new beginnings

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to my brand new blog. As summer fades I find myself feeling like its time to get back to basics.I could sign up for a class, but really just am looking for a personal artistic challenge. I have friends who blog and I have watched them grow into amazing artists-and it has inspired me.I find that whenever i am stuck and don't know what to paint I set up some flowers and try to paint them. I never really thought of myself as a flower painter but I think that they are so ethereal, so fleeting and lovely and I find looking at them meditative, calming and somehow they link me to my spiritual self.
So I am embarking on my biggest challenge yet- a flower a day. Yup- 365. All different mediums and all different approaches...but something every day.
I will be sending you a flower every day ( if you become a follower). I hope you do!
Rose of Sharon, Goldenrod, Nasturtium and one Zinnia- acrylic on canvas 22"by 30"