Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring and Sunflower Painting

Here is a sunflower painting for this first day of Spring! This original oil painting is on my website, you can click here: Gentle Glow on Sunflowers to see details of this painting. Gentle Glow is 16 x 12 inches, and is available for $495.00.I'm painting a few more abstracts these days, some small ones again. Click on this link: Galaxy No. 1 for a new posting in my Etsy Store. I have 5 in the Galaxy series (mixed media paintings) that I will be posting. This little mini measures 2 1/2 inches by 3 1/2 inches, and is available for $8.00.

The ranch is getting gorgeous! I had a wonderful walk this afternoon. It seems that everything is bursting through the browns of winter. Wildflowers are peaking up everywhere. We had a little rain earlier this week, and the fruits of that are already showing.

The Huisache trees are so pretty! They are a member of the acacia family. The flowers are a bright yellow little pom pom, and it has a nice fragrance.

The agarita bushes are still in bud. Some are full blooms, others are tight buds. The buds are a pretty pink color, and the flowers open up to a mustard yellow color.

My next blog will show you more of our beautiful Texas Spring, stay tuned!

These two artist (Kim and JB) have recently featured on me on their blogs and website. I want to thank them and give you a link to their art:

Kim's web site
March spotlight

JB Guess:

Until next time!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Fence Post and Bluebonnets Oil Painting, Bird's Nests

This is an original oil painting of a fence post and bluebonnets. This painting is 9 x 12 inches, and features our prickly pear cactus and the Texas State Flower - Bluebonnets. Fence posts are a common site on our landscapes, but even those are disappearing with game proof fencing becoming so common on local ranches in the Hill Country area. You can see info and details about this painting by clicking on this link to my web page.

Along with our beautiful emerging spring, there is a beauty that is disappearing. With all of the foliage gone from the trees in winter, you see bird's nest appear everywhere. It is one of the joys of winter, as you see many of them in the trees that you never knew were there the rest of the year! The assortment of sizes, materials, orientation, and such is amazing.

This next nest is beautiful. The entire outer nest is made of fresh dried grasses, many complete with tiny seed heads still intact. The inside is very soft, I would have loved to have touched it, but thought better of that!

It is very artfully crafted, with a wonderful flow to the grasses. This one is about 4 feet off of the ground.

So, as the bird's nests leave us until next winter, they are being replaced with blooms everywhere! Many of the trees are in bloom, and I'll show you more of those next blog.

And, about those chickens - we have eggs! Do we have eggs! Remember our little chicks?

They are now fully grown and giving us all of the eggs we want with some to share.

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