The request for this commission was for Camellias and Gardenias, two flowers I had never painted before. I had fun with the silver bowl, the bee and the Lady Bug as well. The wood plaque is 9″ X 7″.
I painted three types of Orchids on this metal watering can for an Orchid lover. Orchids can present an artist with tough details and all three varieties here had their own unique challenges! I loved it!! There also is a Malachite butterfly, a small Honey bee and four ladybugs on this piece.
Lots of Sunflowers on this watering can! I painted a cluster of blooms on one side and a single blossom on the other. A nice fat Bumble bee is on the top. There is even a little Ladybug hiding on a petal. Can you see it? This piece called out to me to have the spout painted black to balance the black handles that came on the can. I’m glad I listened to it!
A branch of deep pink Crab Apple blossoms adorn this 11″ X 8″ X 3″ wooden box. I began by painting the entire exterior as a pale green and yellow marble with a candy pink interior. The abundantly lush flowers are painted from photos of a tree in my own yard. A bee is on the top and a Lunar moth is inside the cover.