Closeup details of remarkable blue flowers with interesting petals and tendrils.
Blue flowers gathered in a trio.
I saw these beauties one day, and they just caught my attention. They really were a most interesting blue color, and the shapes of their petals and tendrils were amazing.
I stayed pretty true-to-life on this painting, because there was no need to improve on what Nature had already made.
I don’t know what kind of flower they are, I will have to do some research, or perhaps one of you out there would fill me in?
A sweet birdhouse surrounded by pink roses.
A sweet little birdhouse on a white picket fence, surrounded by pretty pink roses.
I wonder if the birds can smell the sweet scent of the flowers inside their home?
I wonder, too, if the thorns of the rosebush help keep predators away. I hope so.
Red horse barn with horses gathered for conversation.
A barnyard scene of horses gathered together in what appears to be a “coffee klatch”.
A bright red horse barn, with green trees beyond it, and an intimate group of horses hanging out together just called to be painted.
I love the over-the-shoulder look of the horse closest to us, and the swishing tail.
Looking up to the sky from within a tree forest.
This one kind of goes with my last post… here is a better place for the bird’s nest and it’s inhabitants.
Walking in the forest one day, I looked up and felt like I was nine years old again. I was towered over by these pine trees, merging together as they reached for the sky. It made me want to spin around…
So I did! Around and around!
I wanted this painting to capture that feeling. A dizzy, altered reality, the child-like wonder of finding out you are just a speck, but a speck that can be a part of nature.
A very simple image, but one that can carry several interpretations.
What drew me to paint this scene was a feeling of sadness for the family of this bird’s nest that had fallen from the safety of a nook on the corner of a house. I hope that the baby birds for whom it was built had already flown off to follow their own adventures.
For any “Empty Nesters” out there, this one’s for you.
A little blue, a little sombre, a little quiet, but with appreciation for the home you built, the warmth and coziness you provided, the love you gave.
Thank you, on behalf of your little ones.
Wine at sunset on the beach at Pointe Santo de Sanibel, Sanibel Island Florida.
Dreams of Sanibel…
Actually, I’m not much of a wine drinker myself, but I loved how the light from the setting sun was glowing on the wine glass and the bottle, which were sitting on the sand. Think of warm places, relaxing moments, waves lapping, and the beauty of colors at sunset. Ahhhhh.