Early in the summer I spent time painting near Grand Marais on the North Shore of Lake Superior.
The landscape was filled with rich greens and this little aspen stood out in it's golden green splendor.
Another painting from my outing at Carver Park Reserve. I had a whole lake before me and what caught my attention were these lovely water grasses dancing in the wind.
It's always interesting to see what will grab my attention when I go to paint!
Sunflowers always seem to bring cheer and joy!And they are the perfect flower to usher in Autumn.
This was a single stem paired with some eucalyptus greens tucked away in a little bottle. It sat on my studio desk just begging to be painted.
Sunflower in a Bottle
6x8 Oil on panel
I love it when everything comes together to make the most perfect day.
I had a chance to get out and paint with my good friend and artist, Diane Foster, last week. it was a beautiful day with hints of fall color in the landscape. We painted out near Waconia, MN at Carver Park Reserve. We caught up on life, enjoyed a picnic lunch and headed to Parley Lake Winery, where we celebrated the day with a glass of wine and live music on the grounds.
This is a loose, quick, study of a beautiful bouquet they recently surprised me with. I really like how it turned out - fresh - like the bouquet!
They are from The Bouqs and I have to say I am really impressed with their business model. Flowers are cut when they are ordered and delivered fresh. They source from partners that respect and care for the environment and their employees. Sustainable, eco-friendly farming, and we cut
only what we sell - so we don't waste 1 out of every 3 stems
LuLu came from a small town, but made a name for herself when she won Best of Show in the Westminster Kennel Club. Known for her proud aloofness and graceful walk she went on to be quite a success on the Paris runways.
If you would like to commission a special Love Portrait of your own LuLu or any other pet, I have more information on my website.
In the meantime, if you would like to "adopt" this little painting, you can purchase here. $185