Monday, May 20, 2013

Deliciously Pink (finished)

Oil on wood cradled panel
6" x 6" x 1.5"

Pink tulips finished.  Looking forward to starting the next.  

From sketch to fabric....

I've had a lot of fun practicing my sketching over the past year and uploading them to fabric printing companies (there are several).  A local restaurant
commissioned me to create a fabric to use on their benches and it was just
completed last week.  So nice to see it come together.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Deliciously Pink

All's quiet on the blogger homefront but not for long.  I just returned from a
wonderful nine day trip to Paris.  My daughter (a wedding photographer) and I
took many photos.  She visited Versailles and I took the train to Giverny.  We
shopped, took more photos and enjoyed picking and choosing from numerous
boulangeries, charcuteries, patisseries (especially patisseries), fromageries and of course, wine shops to cap off our days.'s nice to be home too.  Timing was perfect as the lilacs and wisteria in Paris were just peaking and now they are just in the midst of blooming here.
I missed starting my day painting though and am just about to finish this one.
The leaves have to be finished, the background needs some work and then it will be just about done.  Lilacs should be next but I have to figure out how to
paint all those little florets without overworking.  We'll see!