Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
did this from a photo I took of great granddaughter, Harper, taking her first steps on grass. Plop, she would fall on her butt and in seconds she was right back up again. What a good lesson in perserverance.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
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Friday, May 25, 2012
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Monday, May 21, 2012
Eggplants in a Row, Original Oil Painting by Sheri Farabaigh 5"x8" Unframed, $65 includes shipping SOLD
Sunday, May 20, 2012
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Friday, May 18, 2012
Monday, May 14, 2012
A Cup of Life©2012 C.L.Burgess 8x6 oil on canvas panel $175.
Flowers blooming, sunny day, and a light breeze supported my plein air painting at Bella Arte Gallery. This all prima oil painting of pansies was one of two done at a demo for mothers day event at the gallery on Friday.
My mother is the flower gardener extraordinaire. My love for them ties directly to her and her mother.
What would life be without flowers?
"I must have flowers, always and always." Claude Monet
Thursday, May 10, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Original oil on 11x14 linen panel website: dottiemartz.com
Here I am painting two of my (many) favorites....tulips and Delft. My Delft collection is still growing and this is my latest addition. My daughter found it down in Charleston, SC. I know it is probably a cliche to put tulips with Delft...but, of course! It is necessary....like peanut butter and jelly and red, white and blue. Maybe that last one didn't fit. Oh well. You know what I mean. Next,
I till be looking for Rananculas at my favorite store...Trader Joe's. I think I will run over there now to see if they are in. See you soon with a new painting.
Monday, May 7, 2012
Turn Turn Turn©2012 C.L.Burgess 16 x20 oil on linen $950
To every thing, there is a season.
I kept humming the song written by Pete Seeger in 1959 based on Ecclesiastes in the Bible, made famous by the Byrds, in 1965, as I painted. Therefore, I chose that title for my painting of my tulips. I remembered the term vanitas from art history study. Often, we recall the still life of 17th century Northern European painters who loved allegory.
Vanitas in art, hearkens to the viewer that all things return to dust. Usually a human skull will be included in a still life with other worldly objects to drive that notion and raise our consciousness to a higher order of thought.
We, as still life painters try to capture, for all time, that fleeting moment of beauty. I prefer to leave out the gruesome in my paintings. But there was before me the evidence of death, and the beauty in it, as the petals dropped. Each day I painted, the tulips faded, leaving me with the medusa of twisting stems and rotting leaves in the jar. Of course, by then, I had most of the information I needed to continue, but I was sad they were gone.
These tulips were my subject is a smaller study in the last post. I spent the rest of the week with them, looking from all angles, turning and inspecting, enjoying the brilliance of their color and the grace in their form as they opened and turned their gaping mouths this way and that. Their season short, but the memory long and lovely.
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Saturday, May 5, 2012
These flowers in a vase, "Forever Yours", are ready to be picked for that special someone! This 8"x10" oil palette knife painting is loaded with texture and is for sale at Gallery Matilda in Historic Roswell, GA. Do you have any special colors in mind that you'd like to have? I love to paint commissions, just let me know what you're looking for. My customers satisfaction is always guaranteed! - Jill Saur
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Friday, May 4, 2012
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‘Yellow Trumpets 2′ – 6″x6″ Original Floral Oil Painting of Yellow Daffodils in Glass Bottle by New York Fine Artist Maryann Lucas
Three Tulips©2012 C.L.Burgess 6x8 oil on canvas $175
How else to bring warmth, sunshine and cheeriness into your life?
I bought these magnificent 24inch tulips at the Maymont Herbs Galore festival last Saturday. They come from a place called EcoTulips in Brightwood VA. Just the most elegant and graceful flower to behold. More paintings of them will follow.