Thursday, February 28, 2013

Spring Flowers - Painting Redo

"Spring Flowers" - Pastel - 9x13 - Feburary 2013 - Every once in a while I go back to a painting that just didn't do well and rework it.    That was the case on this painting.   The original photo was sunflowers but the colors didn't work so I came back and added more flowers and made them tulips.  

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Monastery of the Holy Spirit

"Monastery of the Holy Spirit" - Pastel - 9x13 - February 2013
The Monastery of the Holy Spirit is a beautiful  place.   This is the welcome center at the property.   I visited last year with friends.   I've been going through my old photos and came upon this one.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Smith-Gilbert Gardens

"Smith-Gilbert Gardens" - Pastel - 10/x13 - February 2013
Last summer I had the pleasure of vising Smith-GIlbert Gardens in Kennesaw, GA.    There are many beautiful spots in the garden but I loved this shaded path through the garden.   

Saturday, February 9, 2013

"Gibbs Garden"

"Gibbs Gardens" - Pastel - 9x13 - February 9, 2013
There are beautiful gardens located just above Atlanta at Gibbs Gardens.   I went there last fall with friends and especially loved the ponds.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Sunflower Morning

"Sunflower Morning" - Pastel - 5x7 - February 1, 2013
"Sunflower Morning" is a continuation of my painting of a sunflower series.    I think I will do several more and choose the best of the group to do a three 5x7 grouping in one frame.    Maybe a larger sunflower field would be a nice addition.   I simply must make it to the sunflower festival this year and get some good photos.