Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Hello to all -- it's been a long while since I've posted as life's follies got in the way but here I am again, wielding my paint brushes and (hopefully) creating something pleasing to the eye and inspirational to the spirit.

To get back into the swing of things I thought, ok, I need to find a subject that I truly enjoy painting and just dive in. So, camera in hand for reference photos, I walked around my garden and started snapping shots of the incredible flora that is part of my world. I especially love the play of sunlight as it filters through the upper palm fronds, seeking out and dancing across the leaves of the undergrowth.

The main star of this painting (the olive and red colored plant in the foreground, in case there are any doubts) appears as if reaching out for whatever warmth the sun may bestow upon it's gently curving leaves, just as the hanging palm fronds seem to tickle and tease them. There's a lot going on in nature if you just stop and take a look every now and then.

This is acrylic on canvas measuring 80 X 1.20 cms. Anyone interested in purchase please contact me here. $375.00 U.S. + shipping.