Old world elegance and simplicity, this serene view of a courtyard staircase is so calming I can almost hear the birds singing. This view is in Balboa Park's Botanical Garden area. Breathtaking, no one ever wants to leave...
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
A single humble carnation lays atop a book of 'love' sonnets snuggled in a warm blanket in a basket...
My favorite flower, wild ones smell of spices, it's true. I've grown them myself and cut them at will. They grow perennially here in CA. Each year coming back until completely exhausted, they must be replaced with a new plant. I did not know this. I just trusted my instinct that first season and let it be. Let's experiment... When they did arise out of their first winter's sleep, I felt a special lightness from it and still do...
$195.00, 8 x 10 x 1, oil on linen, painted sides.
$15.00 shipping/handling/insurance. Ready to hang.
Friday, September 10, 2010
THIS IS A PHOTO OF US WHEN I WAS ABOUT 3 YRS OLD POSING WITH MY MOM... JUST HAD TO ADD THIS TO THIS POST.
It feels like an old Russian painting. It's my very favorite picture ever...I won't be painting for a bit. My wonderful Mom of 88 years has passed into her Father's most wondrous arms. And oh what a hug she's getting. She was an artistic person as well. She would tell me to get back to work as soon as possible so I will honor that wisp of wisdom.
I know she's having the time of her life with visits from her Mom and my dearest Grandmother as well as her sister and various members of her family. She's sporting a new look and speaking of that, she's no longer legally blind and sees for distances one cannot even imagine. Running across amazing plush fields of green, listening to the sounds of birds and flowers, yes, I bet some of those flowers sound like soft bells - hm-m-m-m makes you wonder. So after my bout of missing her so very much, I will smile and know that my mind cannot possibly conceive of what He has in store for her and all of us!
As Dr. Seuss said, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened!" I'm so glad this wonderful woman decided to become my Mother... Thanks Mom! Love you so very much...
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Shadowplay is an appropriate title for this piece. My daughter and I were at the Hammer Museum in Westwood, CA and decided to grab a java and sit in the beautiful courtyard. I was very grateful that I had my camera with me as the shadows that were stretching across the building formed a wonderful abstraction which I absolutely knew I would be painting.
$375.00, 12 x 24 x 1, oil on board, painted sides, $20 shipping/handling/ins. Waived if local pick-up. Ready to hang.