Mar 21, 2010

Signs of Spring

Sweet Heart Orchid in Green Vase 5"x7" Oil on Linen Panel
I have been painting diligently, as I promised. I have finished several paintings, most definitely with spring in mind. The first one is of a small vase I found a while back during one of my antique shop huntings. The orchid in it is a Phalaenopsis, which I think is called the 'Sweet Heart' orchid. I love orchids and this one has been blooming since Valentine’s Day. We got it at the OSU-OKC Farmer’s market for a couple that sell orchids there regularly. If you are in the hunt for the flowers, that is the place to get them. They are at a fair price (considering they will bloom for almost a month) and they are very helpful.

TeaCup with Grape 5"x7" Oil on Linen Panel
My second painting is a teacup with a grape. That one is just inspired by the color combinations of both items together. I am very pleased with the look of the grape. I was having a difficult time getting that frost look on it, just right.
Single Early Tulip 6"x6" Oil on Linen Panel
I just finished my pink ‘single early’ tulip which demonstrates my eagerness for winter to end. I am also working on some daffodils and a triumph tulip (shown on the right “On My Easel Now”). I kept wanting to cut the daffodils and bring them in for my still life, but it was my only real sign that spring was coming and I just couldn't do it. Well, last night when they were promising us the "blizzard" I thought that if I didn't cut them, they would freeze and I would no longer see them in the proud state they are in. So, I brought them in and starting painting them last night at 2 in the morning.
I am officially done with winter. I am now waiting for confirmation from the weather.


  1. These are all wonderful. The orchid is especially beautiful.

  2. What a beautiful group of paintings! There is some sense of formality that I really like's understated.

    ME TOO...officially done with winter! :)

  3. These are wonderful
    You have an amazing eye.:)

  4. Your paintings are beautiful, I really can't say which one I prefer, I'm swinging from one to the other all the time.
    Spring is on its way, we sent it back to your hemisphere last week ;)
    Best regards,

  5. You are so sweet. Oh, and thank you for sending Spring back to us. We missed it so very much.