There still time to get your tickets for the Artplus Gallery studio tour. I am ready to go. The tour goes today from 10 to 4 and tomorrow from 10 to 4. The tickets are available at each of the stops, my address is four Matz Drive and I have tickets for you.
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This summer I had a chance to visit the Biltmore estate in Asheville North Carolina. The gardens there are beautiful and I took hundreds of pictures. These particular lily pads fascinated me, I thought they were beautiful so I decided to paint them. The only thing missing is a big fat toad sitting on one of those pads.
My newest painting doing something a little different. I wanted to use the unprimed canvas as part of the painting, so I used clear gesso before starting. I’ve left portions unpainted, and used a very light hand with the background. The overall effect is very soft and serene. The painting is 14×38 in size, so very hard to photograph to show sharp detail. I took the photo while walking the beach on Lover’s Key Florida, one of my favorite places. If interested in seeing in person let me know!
A little 5 x 5 picture done a little differently than I normally do. It was fun and I think I might try this again sometime. I missed a few days in the challenge, I did some paintings I didn’t want to post, but overall I’m very happy that I did the challenge and I have a bunch of little paintings for sale if you’re interested!
A very busy weekend made me miss a couple days. Here is an 8 x 10 of a yellow hibiscus. I may want to go back and brighten up the whites and yellows, So I’m not sure if it’s quite done yet.