Sunday, March 2, 2008
Wildflowers and a new painting
Wildflowers are appearing in the desert. On our walk/run with the dog yesterday morning, I spotted the Dwight's Deer Vetch. A clump of wonderful yellow flowers on long, delicate stems. They turn red with age. Here are some close ups. I am pretty sure I have identified these correctly, even if Matthias doesn't believe me. I used my National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Wildflowers. When I first caught a glimpse of these flowers, I was so excited!
I have been in the studio most of the weekend. I am pleased with several of the paintings completed today. Here is a photo of one of them. It is 12 x 12 x 2.5", oil on canvas. The red is more of a brown red, but I am having trouble making the color look just right. These paintings will just always be better in person. !!! no matter how good I get at Photoshop, a camera just doesn't quite capture it.
I thought of the last person to tag for my seven things. It is Jenny, from Dancing Elephant Studio. I think she is in Hawaii right now, but when you get back, Jenny, please tell us seven things. Favorite possessions, books, quotes, whatever. Kay? Kay. Thanks.