Thursday, June 5, 2008

Sunflowers and Anniversary!

I love painting sunflowers, and have done so many over the years in both watercolors and oil. This original oil painting is 12 inches tall by 9 inches wide, and is available for $325 on my web site.

Detail of Sunflower:

I started blogging a year ago. Can you believe it!? I have so much fun doing it that it's hard to believe that a year has gone by. So, to celebrate, ...and with great restraint (one photo each), I will introduce you to my cats. No, I will not start a separate Cats Blog, but, truly it is tempting. This is one my favorite picture of Stella (aka Stel.) I love how the zinnias frame her. I was outside painting the zinnias and she was helping - all 15 pounds of her.
This is Clothilde (aka Clo.) She's on top of the tall rock wall by the garage. I call this her "I may yet have you for dinner" pose. Clo is a delicate little thing weighing in at 18 pounds.
Ok, no more cats for another year. I promise! I will keep that promise. I'll try hard. I did it for a year, I can resist again!

Next blog will be another anniversary post, I'll be giving a way a painting in a drawing. Be sure to stay tuned!

Until next time.

29 comments:

Fused Glass said...

Wow!!!! Love the sunflowers, Jean.

Anonymous said...

Oooh!! Love the kitties!!
The new sunflower painting is beautiful.

Janis

ZudaGay said...

Beautiful Sunflower painting!!! I love your flowers!!! Your kitties are adorable, and they would love to be featured again I can just tell. My Rusty cat says to tell them "Hi!"

Sixsisters said...

Lovely painting Jean. My cat Ollie has your cat beat by
1 lb. lol.

Michelle (artscapes) said...

LOL! I love the cats!

The painting is a beauty...!You're in the groove...

Linda Blondheim said...

Beautiful Jean, Congratulations on your blog anniversary.

Love,
Linda

Diane ~Ever so Dear jewelry artisan said...

Your Sunflower painting is amazing! I love your use of color & light! Truly wonderful!!
I also love your cats!! More please!! :D

Genie said...

I think there should be more photos of the cats. This is the first time they've appeared on the blog! Hello, most of us crazy art people are also crazy cat people!

cynthia said...

Gorgeous painting and kitties, Jean!!

I notice your zinnias are already blooming, mine are only seedlings at this point. Don't tell me your sunflowers are also blooming??

cynthia said...

Oh, right - Happy Blogaversary!!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Chris, thank you!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Janis, they are adorable! I'm glad you like my painting.

Jean Levert Hood said...

Hey Zuda! Tell Rusty my girls say hello!!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Joan, you have a delicate little one too!!??!? Hello to Ollie!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Michelle, thank you for that compliment on my painting. I really appreciate it!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Thank you, Linda! I'm so grateful for all of my readers!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Diane - Thank you so much! I love brilliant color, flowers really let me go bold with color. I'm so glad that so far, all the comments are cat positive!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Genie, I do qualify as a crazy cat person. They have such fun personalities, and they make me laugh every day!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Cynthia, mine are just getting ready to bloom, This photo is one from last summer, one of my favorites of Stella. The sunflowers cover fields around here - yes, already!!

John said...

Happy anniversary. Sunflowers are captured as if srtil growing - shooting to the sky. And I like the cat portraits - why wait a year?

Into the Blystic said...

stunning colours in this painting! namaste Elis.

kimbuktu said...

Hi Jean,

You have been blog tagged - you are IT!

If you care to participate, follow the link to my site for the rules:

http://kimbuktu.net/whatsnewjune2008.html

Hope you have as much fun with it as I have!

Your work is awesome, as usual!

Jean Levert Hood said...

John - Thanks for stopping by!
I'm glad for all of the favorable cat comments, I just have to watch that my "painter" blog doesn't become a "cat" blog!!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Blystic, thank you!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Hey Kim! Oh my,,,

The Artful Eye said...

Happy Blogging Anniversary!
I do love your sunflowers. I love seeing the closeup for your brushstrokes. You are an amazing artist!

and oh, those cats in all their glory.

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Beautiful sunflowers! I love your blog!

Cat

Jean Levert Hood said...

Artful, thank you so much!! Thank you for a lovely comment. Texture is one of the things I love about painting in oils, those strokes are so fun!

Jean Levert Hood said...

Cat, I'm so glad you stopped by! I've decided I'll be giving away that Sunflower painting as my Anniversary celebration!