Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Bouquet

I received this bouquet as a gift from my cousin, Lisa, who is a premier floral designer. It was so gorgeous, I had to paint it before it withered away. It was fun to use luscious reds and oranges right out of the tube. There was some great reflected light that carried the warm color to the surrounding objects.

This was painted from life in my studio.

"Red Amarillis" Oil on Canvas, 14" x11", sold.

Friday, December 19, 2008


Here's a commission for a Christmas present. This is Piero, a gorgeous parrot that is much loved by its owner. Apparently, he takes him into the shower with him and they talk parrot to one another. What a cutie.

It is 12" x 9", oil on canvas over panel.