Saturday, May 19, 2012

Miniatures

I'm working on another triptych ... there will be a larger painting of Irises in the garden between these two. 

Here are some of the miniatures that I've been working on.  The smaller ones go for about $35 - 40, the larger about twice that.  I realize that the top middle painting is hard to see, and if you've never seen a snow plant up close and personal, it probably doesn't even look like a plant to you -- even seeing them in person, they look alien.  They can only be found in higher elevations where the snow has recently receded. We saw this one while hiking up to the top of Yosemite Falls last weekend.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Recently

Why is it that the people who put out these things want to arbitrarily change things?  If I'd wanted to change the way that my blog looked and worked, I'd have changed it myself!

Last week I missed the Gertrude painting session because I had to work in one of the galleries that represent my work.  While I was there, though, I brought in some lilacs and painted.  It's still in construction, though, so, no, I don't have a picture of it yet.  All of these lilacs and irises and poppies in bloom are so fantastic ... but also causing me fits.  It seems like all of nature has conspired to kill me!  Oy, I hate allergies!

Yesterday, our model wore a wedding dress.  Very pretty.

 I did several drawings, none of which were spectacular, but I was just happy to be able to go and feel somewhat good enough to stand for several hours without coughing my head off or sneezing it loose.