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.
Bright Zinnias in an old blue glass Ball Jar sit on a table by a window. I really had fun with this one; from the variety of styles and colors that Zinnias come in, to the glass jar, to the raised lettering and the crocheted doily underneath. And of course a little honey bee has come by to check things out! I painted this commission on a 12″ X 9″ wood plaque.
This was a fun commission! I was given the assignment of “lemons on a box” and I loved doing it! I painted the exterior of a new, unfinished, file box in a deep forest green which makes the lemons pop! I painted whole and cut lemons, slices and wedges, curls of rind, seeds and lemon tree blossoms. And of course a yellow bee for my signature bug!
In the midst of the Corvid-10 social distancing I had trouble getting my ‘engines’ started on a new painting. Then I came across a photo I had taken last summer and my inspiration came roaring back. I painted this pale blue Hydrangea just as it was about to burst open to full bloom. I love the delicateness I was able to achieve with the life size petals. I painted the visiting bee with a softer focus to capture his motion in flight. The small plaque is only 9″ X 7″ and is edged in shades of antique gold. It is available for sale at $95. Please contact me through this site if you are interested in purchasing it.