Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Wild Flowers


This painting "Wild Flowers" is just 9"x12" unframed.
Several years ago I took a photo of these little yellow wild flowers, in a pasture across the road from a friends house.  They were solid along the fence line, and so happy and cheerful looking. The flowers are pretty small, and grow in big clumps. I painted it with transparent watercolors, and was not happy with it.  The back ground was a real deep blue, and dark green, so I dug out the cobalt blue watercolor and mixed some white M.Graham gouache with it, and painted all the blue in leaving some of the dark showing around the edges.



Smile

'Smile'  is an acrylic painting of my friend Pat.   She is always taking photos of everybody,  esp at the community happenings!...