This summer as we settled into our new home in the country I couldn't have been more delighted when I discovered that the fields around our landscape were covered with wild daisies for a couple months! You may see daisies pop up in my paintings more often, I think. :)
I am not a runner, but I do like walking. One morning I was enjoying the dike road trail that parallels the Columbia River in Washington and got a quick reference photo of one of the local runners who like to use this trail. That reference photo became today's small painting.
Art supplies in boxes...oh, no! It's true, we are moving to Washington state as soon as our house sells. I will be taking a hiatus from art until we get settled and my new studio is ready. Hopefully it won't take too long! I've decided to pack my supplies now so that I won't get distracted when I really should be organizing, packing and cleaning. Sigh.
The DPW challenge this week is to paint a bird in flight. I chose an image by the UK photographer, Villager Jim, who has given me permission to use his photos for small paintings. What I loved about this image was the bright lights around the feather tips. Here he comes!
I'm back to my Van Gogh starry night games again! Today my swirly, glowing stars are over South Sister, a mountain in central Oregon. I LOVE the yellow and orange in the sky, as well as the bright moonlight on the face of the mountain. Looking at this painting I almost get a little shiver. Doesn't it look like a cold night to you?
It's full on spring over here in the northwest where I live, with daffodils blooming along with the pink blossoming trees. These are the tall maples behind my house, and even though the rest of my neighborhood may look spring-like, these trees won't leaf out until almost May. I absolutely love watching the sky show through the leafless trees. Every day it is different. Here's one straight out of my imagination, but it probably did look almost like this one time!