I painted outside often in May, the weather was really nice. I choose the flowers on my patio for several of my subjects. This is the plumbago stem I painted. I'd shown a bit of it before, now it's dry enough to scan for you. This piece is 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide, and is available for sale on my website for $75.00, which includes shipping and insurance. These small pieces of art are an inexpensive way to start your original art collection!
Birds and Blooms
We have 9 bird houses on our patio. I caught this bird just as it left the fence headed to it's house. I've been watching it every evening when I sit in my swing. I need to be very ready to get a better shot! The mom and pop are always working in the house.
This next shot shows the two males, and one has a red spot in the middle of that beautiful yellow! I've not noticed this difference before. I never cease to marvel at the Painted Bunting, what a remarkably colored bird!
It's been a while since you've had a peak into my studio, this is just a part of my flower collection:
I've mentioned Linda Blondheim in the past. She is a Florida landscape painter, a friend, and a wonderful artist. You may know that I grew up in South Louisiana, so many of Linda's paintings feature scenes that are familiar.
© Linda Blondheim
I love her trees. She captures the moss so wonderfully in the piece below.
© Linda Blondheim
Linda's love for her part of our world shines through. She says "I am excited by the landscape and all of its mysteries. From the North Carolina mountains to the deep swamps of Alabama, Georgia and Florida. I love them all and it is a privilege to record them on canvas." Linda captures the Southeastern landscape in a wonderful way. I am honored to call her my friend.
If you're a painter, Linda Blondheim Art Notes Blog is a great blog. It's often like taking a mini workshop. Linda is discontinuing daily posts to this blog, but it will still be up to treat painters to a wealth of knowledge.
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You'll find my small watercolors and smallest oils in my Etsy store . Work on Etsy is priced from $10.00. You can purchase my oil paintings and studies on my website . Check out my "What's going on in my studio this month" feature - you'll see some of May's work wet on the easel.
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