Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Our spring flowers are blooming now and are just beautiful! Since I have been in a flower painting mode the past six months or so, I have been snapping photos like crazy. I carry my camera in the car and sometimes stop by the side of the road and take pictures. My husband wonders how many pictures I need to take of one flower, but I really take pictures from a dozen different angles and with the light coming from all angles. I might take 20-30 pictures of one flower at different times of day and only one or two will suit me for painting.

The past few days I have been taking pictures of iris. The garden center near us has a whole plot of iris in full bloom and I must have taken a zillion pictures in the late afternoon sun. I suspect that I might do an iris series of paintings next.

Below is a picture of a hibiscus that my neighbor grew last summer and invited me down to take pictures. I just took her the finished painting as a gift.
Even with all the packing, I am planning my next paintings in my mind. And Son #3 has ordered a big sofa-sized painting of the beautiful red sandstone breaks of the Llano Estacado. Now where did I pack those large canvases?
At present I am working on a painting of a white rose--never knew so many colors could be in a "white" flower!


  1. I had no idea so much went into painting flowers. Enjoy the process. I'd love to see your pictures.

  2. For some reason the link to send you a comment has a strange, invisible colour. I could only just find it but find it I did.
    I love the frilly edges to the white iris. Yes, I too would like to see your flower paintings please.
    Blessings, Star

  3. I have a gorgeous flower pic of yours, I need to post it! And wait you're taking orders?!!!! We need to put ours in...maybe trade you some photos for a painting:)

  4. Not sure I am TAKING orders, but I was given one by Son #3!

  5. Your painting is so beautiful!! WOW! How's the house coming? I haven't been here in awhile!