Happy Earth Day

Not only is it my wedding anniversary (16 years) tomorrow, this weekend I am celebrating Earth Day. Not only am I working hard in my garden, planting flowers and scrubbing furniture, I had completed these older paintings in the last few months. All are available except for the Mother Earth painting which resides outside in my garden.

“Bird of Paradise” 36×24″

Bird of Paradise 36x24

“Koi and Lilipads”  is 15×30″ and makes a nice colorful accent on a wall.

Koi and Carp 15x30

“Leanne’s Bouquet” is 30 x 22″. Happy Spring!!

Leannes Flowers 30x22

 

Earth Day

Mother Earth

Fine Art Photography ~ Blooms from UK

Here are some recent fine art photography of flowers that I shot and altered while in England. The peonies were in bloom, one of my favorite blooms. I added tints and textural effects with some double exposures. These will look great blown up large on metal.

Spring in England

My husband Nelson and I spent three weeks with our daughter, her husband and new baby boy. It was an amazing vacation centered around the new grandson but I made time to photograph my surroundings. Since it was Spring, everywhere were beautiful gardens, parks and flowers blooming everywhere. My favorite flowers include peonies which have a short growing season so I was f=so lucky to be there for the first and last blooms.

Limited Edition prints of 25 are available on demand of these photographs. Some as you can see are tinted and manipulated. Let me know if interested. They would be stunning printed large on a wall.

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Photo illustrations from the St Kitts trip

As I have been still inspired by the beauty of the tropical island of St. Kitts for weeks, I went over a few of my photos and enhanced them to reflect the stunning colors. Some of these did not require a lot of enhancements and some I went a bit wild. I usually use Photoshop and a few additional filters to achieve the effects you see here. Also I do like to add borders on some. Printed on archival art papers makes for a stunning display. Enjoy!

Island Art

This was the first painting I worked on when I finally got back into my studio at home. I must admit that working in my studio with air conditioning and music playing is my preference even though plein air does allow an artist to really see differently. Probably its best to do some of each.

I called this painting “Outside Inside Outside” because of the fact that I was looking from the outside of Kate’s kitchen window with the shutters opened, into the kitchen where lunch was being prepared and then out the north window at the palms on the other side. SO glorious how the tropical breeze blew right through the house. No bugs except some lizards and perfect weather. The orange metal roof and tropical flowers all around.

As you can see, I again started with the entire painting loosely brushed in with brown glazes and then other colors layered over the original brown textures. I liked how the browns peeked through between the wooden shingles.

If you haven’t already done so, please send my blog link to your friends. You never know if my Island Art would go perfectly in their home. I appreciate you.

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