Just black pens and card stock for this bouquet of flowers: foxglove, peony, ferns, and nasturtiums…some of my favorites! I was in more of a doodling mood yesterday and wanted to use bold black lines. I liked the idea of a black background and sort of ended up with a partial oval behind the flowers.
Then, I started another one with some more of my favorite flowers: hollyhocks and sweet peas. But with this one I’m doing a square background ; )
I started working on an Imperial moth yesterday – the many hatch lines and stippling points are a medetatively repetitious exercise. The lines and points have a textured look – like real moths wings have – all the tiny little scales that make up the designs on the wings! It would be fun to do one of these illustrations with a real specimen to look at some day ; )
Some little wild wood anemone. Painted in actual size ; ) They are blooming right now, among all the green of growing ferns and mosses – thus a green background – I think it emphasizes their dainty white petals.
I ordered the pillow cover from Society6 that had my Floral Pattern on Black print! I love it! It has a hidden zipper – all you can see is the little pull – nice detail there. The fabric is good quality/heavy duty – great for a house full of boys like mine! The best part though, it matches the painting I have up on my wall (see in the background).
I did the painting with my living room rug in mind and picked colors I thought would go together – it’s so nice to be able to make my own pillow to match my rug! You can order the same pillow cover HERE! Made in the USA -a great product at the price – I’m so happy with my new pillow!!!
I ordered myself the wall clock from Society6 with my Natural Odds and Ends print on it! I’m happy to say the print looks great – true colors and all the detail is there!!! (You can order one for yourself HERE)
I thought it would be fun to do a collage of all the things that I love: my family and church, my painting, gardening, and love of native wildflowers, my home in a little town in Maine…I love my life, my home, the work that I do here – raising a family, near to my family and friends! I live a blessed, rich, lovely life!!! These are the things that inspire me and bring me joy.
I painted this piano playing fox for my mom’s birthday last year. She’s a wonderful piano player and a piano teacher – my boys take lessons ; ) She’s had it matted and framed nicely for her office at home. It goes with the raccoon riding a motorcycle that I painted my dad for his birthday.
I finally uploaded it to my Society6 Shop! So, it’s now available for prints, totes, mugs, etc. HERE!
The second of my prints has been selected to be in the Society6 shop! My Print “Violets” has just been included – Yay!!! That’s the second one to be chosen so far ; ) See all the products available with Violets HERE!
I painted a gardening scene for the Summer Days series. Poppies, iris, tulips, etc.
It’s sort of a depiction of my own house…with a lot of artistic license! Irises, tulips, forget-me-nots, and red poppies…I’m not sure that it’s finished. I may need to add more flowers ; )