I clipped these beautiful roses from my garden and enjoyed painting them at my friend's studio.
Available for purchase on etsy.
I'm very pleased to have captured this moment in time. When the warmth of summer hasn't quite faded, but autumn is cropping up everywhere you look! Beautiful!
I've been touched by some fall clearing fever. I suddenly feel that everything around me is disorganized, and I'm incapable of prioritizing, so basically, I'm spinning in circles. On the flip side, while trying to record my painting inventory, add more artwork to etsy and clean and clear the paper scrap mess around me, I stumbled across these teeny tiny landscapes in a drawer.
I painted them back in 2013 and I am so glad I've uncovered them and can share them with you 😊 Ta da!!
My brood of animals are currently on display at the wonderful, Diavola! Stop by and enjoy a pizza in good company! 21021 Geyserville Ave, Geyserville, CA 95441
About once a week I get together with two painter friends, one of which had the idea that we should each paint Vermeer's Girl with the Pear Earring. I don't paint like the old masters, nor do I know their techniques, nor am I a copyist, but I thought it would be an interesting challenge and a learning experience. I worked on and off on this painting, beginning in summer 2013 and finally saying I'm finished in spring 2014. My greatest lesson learned was the pleasure in keeping a journal of my color palette. When you take a break from a painting, then return to it, it is incredibly helpful to have a little journal with all of your painting specific color recipes in it. Overall, my painting looks very modern to my eyes and it's not line for line accurate, but I do think it captures some of the spirit of the original work, which truly is a masterpiece! I'll happily hang and enjoy my little painting, knowing it's the closest I'll come to owning a real Vermeer painting.