Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Desert Willow and a painting



I finally got some non-blurry photos of the desert willow blossoms. They really are wonderful. This is from the walk and run this morning. I write "walk and run" because I run, but I am not much of a runner, so then I walk. I alternate. That way, I get my cardio workout, but it is still bearable. Of course, it would be really hard to take photos of things while running!

I also have another abstract oil painting to show you. This one was also done from the little watercolor studies I did earlier this summer. I changed it slightly. I wanted a little more contrast, and I was having difficulties getting the blue to look the same. I do like it so far. It is now sitting in the spare room, drying and letting me look and contemplate it. This is called "Summertime" and it measures 24 x 30 x 2.5 inches.

5 comments:

High Desert Diva said...

Love the desert willow!

So impressed that you run...even if part of it is walking...more than I do.

I really like Summertime...

Melissa and Emmitt said...

hi karine!
i love your new oils!

lee said...

I walk the dog, that is it for fme. I am impressed walk and run...I love the new painting...you have a way with colour.

priya said...

ah, the walk and run workout. i know all about it.
desert willow is beautiful and really, you are giving me a complex with the amount of work that you are churning out. gotta sit at my desk too...

coloredsock said...

it's fun to see how your landscape is affecting your work, karine! (whether consciously or subconsciously...)