Thursday, September 29, 2011

Red Geraniums

11" x 14" Oil on Linen Panel

Every summer I paint geraniums. These were the perfect pom pom, so explosive in their red color. Red happens to be my favorite color but its also my nemesis. It can be a little tricky trying to show form without making the light parts of the flower too pink. The more I paint with red the more I will master this beautiful color. This painting is available on Ebay.

Adult Swim - NFS

8" x 10" Oil on Linen Panel

My twin nieces, Nora and Lucy and their brother Frankie were patiently sitting my the water's edge at their pool this past summer waiting for the adult swim to be over. What intrigued me about the shot was the color. Everything went together from the bathing suits to the pool color to the flags strung overhead. I can just hear Frankie telling his little sister Lucy to be patient until they are allowed back in the pool. I just had to paint it.