I’ve always loved flowers. I haven’t kept up with my garden the way I should, but I still enjoy every bloom. I have tried over the years to capture some of my favorites with paint, but have never quite gotten the look I was hoping for. Being a gluten fro punishment, I gave it another go today. I think I came closer than I ever have before with this painting of the yellow flag irises that grow in my fish pond.. Here is my first flower painting in about 5 years:
No matter how hard I try, I can’t get away from the fact that I just LOVE painting wolves. They are perfect subjects: mysterious, expressive, beautiful, fierce. They embody all of the characteristics I love in art.
“Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle… when the sun comes up, you’d better be running.”
I was asked to take this saying and create a panting. This is what I came up with!
I started this project with some doubt as to whether or not I would like the finished product, but it was a joy to work on and it is one of my favorite pieces to date!
This morning my daughter and I collaborated on a gift for my father for his birthday. He’s always loved frogs, so we painted a lovely little green one nestled in the tall grasses. Here is the finished “masterpiece”.
He Loved it! In fact, he loved it so much that he wanted to try painiting the same picture with me, so here is the collaboration between my father and me. It’s acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 30″.
A little more refined, a bit less wild, a slightly different perspective…interesting to see how the result changes with each iteration!
PupArts are little acrylic paintings that I sold to raise money for various shelters and rescues. Over the years I have painted many PupArts…all of dogs or cats who have touched my heart in some way. Every PupArt is a real animal who I met while they were awaiting their new family.