By no means do I consider myself an artist, I feel it's rather like making mud pies.
The mud pies that I made when I was a young girl imagining that I was really cooking.
Here now I feel like I am "an artist in training."
Art is so subjective and personal
really it's all over the map when it comes to form, style and expression.
I let the brush flow and keep it loose trying not to control or analyze it too much.
As you can see the forms are representations of roses...
Mr. HB says that roses are my muse.
I've been on a bit of a painting jag.
Staying up late at night painting at the easel in The Humble Bungalow kitchen.
The light is so much better in the kitchen than in my hobby room downstairs
and with aging eyes I can see the details better.
I like these shades as they work in The Humble Bungalow interior with the dark wood walls and beams.
inspired by Jude the Obscure roses
I rarely use blues but a friend asked me to try some and see if they would work for her.
I have sold a few paintings
and had one commission to do a poppy painting for a friend.
if you squint your eyes you might "see" the poppies
I gave this to a lovely woman Lynn who runs a clothing consignment shop in the plaza
I think it's still hanging in her store.
This one is perched on the plate rail in The Humble Bungalow kitchen.
This one is in The Humble Bungalow living room.
I have a dozen or so more kicking around
waiting to be overpainted if they fail to amuse.
this canvas has been over painted many times and has a build up of old acrylics
which give it texture
I'm happy with the way this one turned out.
The petals feel frilly and frothy just the way I like my roses to be in a bouquet.
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A friend of mine has asked for one to donate to their annual island fundraiser
I'm very happy to oblige.
I'll be meeting her for lunch next week
and she has chosen a painting for her home and one for the event.
Jude The Obscure
“There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose,
because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.”
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Thank you for stopping by
I hope that you will come by again...
I do appreciate your comments so please feel free to share your thoughts.
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