That beautiful moment when the sun fades and the brightest stars and planets become visible.
I always wanted to be an artist but considered being a surgical nurse or an astronomer, hmm...quite the variety! I am drawn to the stars like some are to the ocean. I find peace, comfort and a closeness to our creator. Looking at the stars makes one's worries feel much smaller and less significant.
Anyway, this painting seemed to paint itself. I was really in the moment. I wish that could happen more often then again it wouldn't be so special if it did.
Summer is here and the waterbugs are out. I actually had this photo hanging in the cloud for about a year and finally getting around to painting it. This reference photo is from a challenge over at Daily Paintworks. I love the complimentary colors of sun-kissed skin in the cool waters. The paint is still wet so there is some glare, I will re-post a better pic when it dries.
This is the first in a series of three. The colors of the wet meadow were so jewel like. Even the weeds were beautiful. This series of paintings has such a pastel feeling to them due to the dry brush method used.
A sweet young boy runs to see who gets a point in a game of bocce ball.
On mother's day we set up a badminton set for the day. The birdies were a bit mangled and flying in all directions. The older kids decided to the store to get new birdies. They came home so excited, they found a bocce ball set on clearance! We played all afternoon.
The variety of Iris is endless. My sister-in-law gave me some iris bulbs from her garden last year. I am so thrilled to see them bloom this week. I just love their unique color. Of course I had to paint them! Their glorious color pops right off their silvery green leaves.
This painting is in the raw. I used the color of the un-primed panel as part of the painting. I have a few of these in my collection and just love the effect. The panel is sanded and I have some of these paintings that are 10 years old and have held up as well as primed surfaces. I like the violet light of the hazy early light.