Monday, March 28, 2011

Spring Flowers

14" x 11" Oil on Linen Panel

2011 Philadelphia Flower Show - Inspiration Photo

This year I went to the Philadelphia International Flower Show with the hope of finding inspiration for paintings. The displays were breathtaking with rainbows of color that exceeded my expectations. These tulips and fritillaria captured my eye so I snapped a photo. What a fun, colorful combination to help me get in the mood for warmer weather. Available on Ebay.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sake Cup - Daily Paintworks "Help Japan Challenge"

8" x 10" Oil on Linen Panel
All Proceeds of the auction will the donated to help Japan.

A dear friend of mine gave me this sake cup and I've been trying to develop a concept around the piece. Then I found the black sake bottle in an antique shop with its was seal in tact. I thought the red wax pieces looked so unique and worked with the theme of the background. I really enjoyed painting this!

The subject matter seemed fitting to donate the proceeds from the sale of this painting to the Daily Paintworks Help Japan Challenge. Money raised from the sale of this painting will be going to the Red Cross. This painted has been posted on the Daily Paintworks website along with many other wonderful works of art all being donated to this cause.

Trillo Pottery

6" x 6" Oil on Board

I found this small piece of Ana Trillo Pottery at an antique shop and immediately envisioned a painting. Ana Trillo is one of the potters of Mata Ortiz, Mexico who create contemporary works of art. This painting is available on Ebay for purchase.