Category Archives: Still Life

ENJOYING THE RITUALS OF THE CHRISTMAS SEASON

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ENJOYING THE CHRISTMAS SEASON MEANS THE PLEASURE OF UNPACKING CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS & PAUSING FOR A CUP OF COCOA & WONDERFUL COOKIES!  

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DELPHINIUM FLOWERS IN VASE WITH CHINA DEER – WATERCOLOR

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NATURE & BOTANICAL ART JOURNAL 2014 – Out of all of the delphinium paintings I did recently, this one was my very favorite!  I love this little china deer and this is the first time I’ve done a painting of it.  Such a joy to paint what I love.

HYDRANGEA FLOWERS WITH BLUE & WHITE STILL LIFE – Watercolor

 

Hydrangea Flowers with Blue & White 7-2014 WATERMARKRecently I was at Trader Joe’s and spotted a beautiful display of hydrangea flowers, which glory be I could buy and take home.  Gotta love Trader Joe’s!  So home I go with lovely pastel summer hydrangea flowers.  Clear my coffee table of sea shells & art books to set up a blue & white still life.  The hydrangea flowers look so wonderful in the blue & white vases.  Such a harmonious color palette.  This still life keeps me busy over the course of several days sketching in my Nature & Botanical Art Journal.  I sketch & rearrange objects & sketch and rearrange again.  Ah the luxury of being an artist and having the time to just draw & paint.  Lucky me.  

Here’s some photos of the hydrangeas for sale at Trader Joe’s !  I can never decide which hydrangea colors are my favorite – is it the rosy pink ones or the pale green ones or the subtle blue ones?  I love them all!  

http://www.traderjoes.com/

Did you know that in Japan hydrangea viewing is considered best when the flowers are in the rain?  Misty watercolor hydrangeas in summer rain.  Like a poem isn’t it?