Sunday, October 25, 2015

Blue Vase with Yellow Flowers

I was roaming through the house a few weeks ago looking for something to paint.  I found a blue vase with yellow artificial flowers my daughter-in-law, Lelia, had given me years ago for my office.  I have always loved it.  
I never know where my composition will go, but I love the journey.  When I was in Las Cruces with the guild, Julie suggested I try using a stencil for the background.  What fun! I've used in another painting and love the energy it gives to the painting.

Blue Vase with Yellow Flowers
Oil on canvas board
16" x 20"

Monday, October 19, 2015

Backyard View ofJuarez

I love the view from my kitchen window!  From it, I can see Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. The dominant vista is the mountains in Juarez.  When they catch the morning or sunset light, they glow.  There is a moment in the evening where everything turns a "watermelon" red; so brief yet magnificent.  I just can't believe how lucky I am.

"Backyard View of Juarez
16" x 12"
Oil on Canvas Board