4/20/16

Flower in gold


trying out combinations - 

oils, fabric, old lace, muslin strips, gold acrylic paint for the sky

9.5 x 9

4/17/16

Crocheted flower petals


In the Flowerbed series ~ more flower petals fashioned from bits of crochet, painted with 
oils and inks.

12 x 9
I like its texture, but even when gessoed within an inch of its life, crochet is too absorbent for oil paint.  The effect seems dull.  Maybe I will eventually give it a glossy varnish.

4/15/16

Flower Icon


Iconic flower ~ small painting in my flowerbed series

It's interesting to me to make all these media work
together: oils, acrylics, inks, fabric and varnishes.


9 x 9

4/13/16

Flowers in the grass


Flowers pushing through the grass and weeds,
in the tangled Alabama spring growth.

oils, fabric, muslin strips, varnishes to keep it all in order

11 x 13

4/7/16

Flower power


Flower painted with oils on layers of muslin

12 x 12

Last one for a while; time to go outside and work on my flowerbeds for real.

4/5/16

Blue Flower


Small flower painting using oils and inks on varnished fabric

9 x 9


3/23/16

Flower with a serious face


Flower hidden in the grass

painted with oils

10 x 10

3/18/16

Blue skies


Flowerbed series No. 8

Flower opening under blue skies

9 x 12

oils, inks, varnishes, cotton print fabrics

3/14/16

Pink Flower


Flowerbed series No. 7

oils, inks, fabric and acrylic varnish

9 x 10.5

3/12/16

Flower using bits of crochet


Flower with crocheted petals

oils, inks, fabric, crochet

10 x 9

3/9/16

Flowers


Flower up close ~ Oil No. 3

10 x 9

trying out my mental gardening in oils

3/3/16

Poppy


Flowerbed Series ~ No. 9

big bloom in acrylics

16 x 15

3/2/16

Fantasy Flowers


Flowerbed Series ~ No. 8

21 x 22

3/1/16

Flowerbed Chaos


Flowerbed Series ~ No. 7

22 x 21

11/15/15

Sunflowers again



Flowerbed Series ~ No. 5

24 x 19

11/14/15

8/6/15

Sunflowers



Gardening

in the hot Alabama sunshine

Alabama flowerbed


weeds, vines, briars, and flowers

August in the south

(I made this one summer of 2015; was feeling overwhelmed.))

8/5/15

Sun no. 9




Solar System

not to scale!

but Pluto is restored, so all is well

8/4/15

Solar system



Sun number 8

with eight fabric planets