I have officially opened my Etsy shop! My hand embroidered goods are now available to purchase. The selection is small, but 100% handmade. Each item is unique and original (no reproductions or mass production partners involved). Click here to shop!
Some images of my preparatory drawing for “Pale Purple Tulips” in Violet. I love working in monochrome, I am able to match the color values closely, which eases the transition working from drawing to paint. The finished painting is available to purchase from UGallery here.
Although small in size, 8x8 inches, this oil painting required the same attention to detail required of a larger representational artwork. These bright yellow roses placed on a subtle greenish-gray background were painted from life without the aid of photography. This painting is now for sale on UGallery here.
A glimpse into the development of my recent painting, Spring Serenity, from drawing to grayscale sketch to finished painting. After arranging the composition for this floral still life, I was immediately attracted to the warm reflected light cast on the right side of the pink blooms. The color of the flower petals shifted from a bright, cool pink to a warm pinky orange. Set against a cool blue background, the Astras appeared to glow.
The finished artwork is 12"x12"x0.75". Oil paint on cradled wood panel.
Available for purchase on UGallery
In the midst of packaging and sending a brand new painting across the country. Well wishes for a safe journey to a new home. I enjoyed having this Magnolia painting on my wall, even though it was just for a short time. I hope it brings as much joy to its new owner that it did for me.
Interested in a special purchase for yourself? My representational oil paintings are for sale on UGallery here!
In the middle of creating the third version of this design by Yukimo Higuchi from the book: Zakka Embroidery. The all-over pattern is aesthetically pleasing. A simplified color palette unifies the variety in the design. I think the pink clutch is my favorite, although I have a personal rule not to judge a creation until it has been completed. These cute clutches are for sale: purchase on Etsy
I am excited to announce my artworks featured in curated collection on UGallery. Click the button above to check out my eternal flowers collection of blooming Lilies for purchase on UGallery.
I loved the way these yellow roses appeared just before reaching their fullest glory in bloom. They have a vibrant, young quality about them and the golden, warm light of sunset illuminating this bouquet was beautiful. The yellows were intensified by the warm light, but remained subtle. The light helped to shift the shadows towards warmth. Working from direct observation, I needed to capture my vision for this painting rapidly. I created the drawing for this painting in a single session. The painting was created in two sessions and the method of painting leans towards alla prima. Alla prima is a method of painting using a wet-on-wet technique, where the paint application is direct and brushwork more painterly. Works are generally started and finished in a single session.
The Golden Hour is currently for sale on UGallery.com. Click here to view.