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Painting Flowers in Watercolor
Painting Flowers in Watercolor

Painting on Watercolor Canvas

Painting on Watercolor Canvas

 

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Acrylic Paintings

Alaska

Animals

Cape Cod

ChagrinFalls

Chautauqua

Florals/Still Lifes

France

Greece/ Turkey

Hawaii

Hilton Head

Kiawah

Lakeside

Monet's Garden

Montages

Naples, FL

Niagara on the Lake

Pensacola Beach

Provence

Rural Landscapes

Sanibel

San Miguel MX

Sea,Boats,Sunsets

Sparrow Village/
South Africa

Steamboat Springs, CO

Trinidad

Tuscany

Venice, Italy

Watercolor onCanvas
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LESSONS IN WATERCOLOR
All about Watercolor Paper

on R-tistx Board & Claybord®

How to Paint Crystal and Lace

Painting with Color!

Portraits in Watercolor

How to Paint Clouds

How to Paint Water Reflections
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Flowers come in all shapes, sizes and colors and they are refreshing to paint. During the long winters we have in Ohio, I love to paint at a local greenhouse, or better yet.....go south!...and find tropical flowers. This is the opportunity to get away from earth colors and find the brilliant ones. Reds, pinks, yellows, golds, blues, purples, and green and many shades of each create the excitement that floral paintings entertain.

The smaller paintings (12" and under in any direction) are included in my Artistic Stimulus Package ....priced under $100


     

Rainbow Palms

10" x 18" Watercolor on Rtistx Board

Prints availabe on paper or canvas: FineArtAmerica.com

 

Blossoms in the Wild

watercolor: SOLD
perfect image for prints, pillows, handbags, found on FineartAmerica.com

Blossoms in the Wild  

 


Magnolias in Bloom

(I never know whether to call these Japanese Magnolias, or Japanese Tulips! They grow on trees and are wonderfully colorful in spring.)

watercolor: SOLD
perfect image for prints, pillows, handbags, found on FineartAmerica.com

Magnolias in Bloo,  

Tulips in the Morning Light

(see....these are the same flower as above but in a different color) For some reason I named them "Tulips" and not Magnolias. Hmmm!)

watercolor: SOLD

perfect image for prints, pillows, handbags, or cellphone covers, found on FineartAmerica.com

Tulips in Light  

     

Brilliant Lily (NEW)

16" x 20"

OIL on R-tistx Board

 


Daisy Cluster

6.25" x 16"
OIL on R-tistx Board


Garden De"Light"

12" x 12"

OIL on canvas (gallery wrap)

Contrast of light against dark in a garden is more dramatic than just a painting of lots of flowers. I love pots in my garden, and geraniums work well, because they don't like to be drowned with water. Pots dry out more quickly.

garden pots  

Puttin' on a Sunny Face

12" x 24"

Oil on Canvas (gallery wrap)

sunny face

De"Lite"ful Pickets

8" x 8"

OIL on canvas (gallery wrap)

 

pickets  

Waterfall Garden

12" x 24"

Oil on Canvas (gallery wrap)

This is a painting of a garden at the Cleveland Botannical Gardens. I took the photo the year the new gardens opened. It has possibly changed drastically in the last few years.

But, I like the play of light and dark on the sparkling waterfall.

Prints available on
FineArtAmerica.com

waterfall garden  

Yellow Hibiscus

12" x 16"

OIL on R-tistx Board

SOLD


Summer Rose

18" x 24"

OIL on R-tistx Board


White Peonies

watercolor on Watercolor Canvas

image: 18" x 24"
Sealed with acrylic gel (this gel prevented the camera from picking up the contrast, so it is a bit more brilliant than this photo)


Iris in the Shadows of My Garden

painted on R-tistx Board and sealed for framing without glass

image: 6" x 12"

 


     
 

Pink Azaleas

painted on R-tistx Board

image: 8" x 8"

This painting is shown step by step in my "Painting Flowers in Watercolor" e-book


Monet's Lily

painted on R-tistx Board and sealed for framing without glass

image: 7" x 9"


Various Shapes of Glass

painted on Strathmore 500 Series Board

 

SOLD


Lily in the Rain

painted on R-tistx Board and sealed for framing without glass

 

9" x 12"


All Done!

5" x 8 " watercolor on Rtistx Board and sealed for framing without glass


 
 

Colorful Petunias

image: 7" x 8"

This painting is featured in step-by-step progress in a new e-book, Painting Flowers in Watercolor, that is available on my painting tips website/.

This is one of the small paintings that I am including in my "Artistic Stimulus Package"...for less than $100.

SOLD
     

Iris in Gold and Red

image: 6" x 12"

This painting is featured on Youtube in a video of the process that I use when painting Irises.

This is one of the small paintings that I am including in my "Artistic Stimulus Package"...for less than $100.


Look Out! It's Gonna Bloom!

image: approx: 14" x 18"

This is one of my images from Monet's Garden in Giverny, France

It is painted on Rtistx board which allows the artist to create glowing washes of color.

This painting was accepted in Watercolor Ohio 2009


Lavender Irises

image: 8 " x 10"

As you know by now, I love to paint these multicolored flowers.

This is one of the small paintings that I am including in my "Artistic Stimulus Package"...for less than $100.


Lilac Blooms

image: 12" x 12"

This painting is featured in step-by-step progress in a new e-book, Painting Flowers in Watercolor, that is available on my painting tips website.

This is one of the small paintings that I am including in my "Artistic Stimulus Package"...for less than $100.

 
 

 

Purple Canterbury Bells(from Monet's Garden)

image: 6" x 9"

This painting is featured in step-by-step progress in a new e-book, Painting Flowers in Watercolor, that is available on my painting tips website/.

This is one of the small paintings that I am including in my "Artistic Stimulus Package"...for less than $100.


 

Rainbow Palms

image: 10" x 18"

I love the patterns that palm fronds make with sunlight and shadow. I made these shadows in rainbow colors to add interest and keep it from being "just" green.

Prints available on FineArtAmerica.com


 

Pink Water Lily(from Monet's Garden)

image: 6" x 8"

This is one of the small paintings that I am including in my "Artistic Stimulus Package"...for less than $100.


 

Sunlit Palms

image: 12" x 16"

painted on R-Tistx Board and sealed for framing without glass.


 

White Petunias

image: 4 x 12"

This painting is featured in step-by-step progress in a new e-book, Painting Flowers in Watercolor, that is available on my painting tips website.

This is one of the small paintings that I am including in my "Artistic Stimulus Package"...for less than $100.



 

Last Leaves of Summer

image: 16 x 20
Surface: Watercolor Canvas

I was teaching my painting class how to paint without drawing by concentrating on negative shapes. I began with my three initial washes of yellow, pink and blue without any decision as to where those colors would mingle. Then, I started with the dark negative shapes around the leaves. As the painting progressed, I began to paint the darker leaves to give it more depth.

I am rather please with the outcome, as many of my demonstrations end up on the cutting room floor! My purpose in teaching is to free the student from the fear of putting color on the page, so I am rather free with the application of paint.



Cool Iris

image: 10" x 16"
Surface: R-tistx Board

sealed for framing without glass


 

White Petunias
Image: 16"X 20"
painted on a
WATERCOLOR CANVAS
PANEL

This can be framed without glass, or hung with a uniframe, or placed on a large table easel for display.
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For more paintings on canvas check the
Canvas page,
or Steamboat Springs,
Trinidad, Provence page.


 

Daisies in the Shadows

12" x 14"

painted in watercolor on stretched watercolor canvas


 

Sunlit Rose

Image:16" X 20"
painted on a
WATERCOLOR CANVAS
PANEL

I specifically mixed the transparent background with the opaque foregroud (the roses) to give a more three dimensional feeling to the painting. The "opaqueness" was created by the use of a tiny amount of white gouache added to the colors to give them more body.


 

CRACKED RED PEPPER AND ONIONS
Image: apprx. 20" x 28" , painted to look as if it is matted and the glass is broken.

I love painting broken glass, and the facets of crystal vases. Every facet is like a painting of its own and it is a tedious job, even though I try NOT to make it photographically accurate.

This is framed in a bright red marbled formica frame that is about 3 inches wide, to emphasize the red pepper color.


 

Going with the Flow

Image: 20" x 24 "
painted on Watercolor Canvas

A Coy pond in Ocho Rio, Jamaica.

SOLD


 

DG Roses

The background for this painting was done by the members of the Cleveland East Delta Gamma Alumnae. We had a great time watching the paint flow on the watercolor canvas, as everyone took her turn at the artistic approach.
When the canvas was dry, I went in to paint the cream rose and decided that since the background was so pale, that I needed more than one rose to make it more visible to those with limited vision.

The painting is donated to the Cleveland Sight Center for one of the rooms in which families stay during training.


 

Tiffany and Lace (original watercolor)

I couldn't believe my luck when I won this lovely crystal vase as a door prize at a Women's Club Luncheon a few years ago. It has become the subject of many paintings and classes that I have taught in how to paint cut-glass. This type of crystal reflects all the colors of the surrounding objects, and though there are no colorful objects in this painting, I painted it as if there were nearby objects of red, green, violet, etc.


Image size: 26.5" x 19.25"

Framed size:36" x 29"


 


Iris in the Morning Light
original painting: 22" x 30"

The Rose Garden

This painting of three Delta Gamma Cream Roses, designating the three founders, was commissioned by the Nashville Alumnae Chapter of Delta Gamma Fraternity, to be donated in memory of

Rose Marie Godwin Brown,

one of its founders. The painting hangs in her chapter of Initiation at the University of Mississippi.


 

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