took this photo of our Pieces of 8 member Kathy Garvey while she was
intently photographing poppies. She liked them as much as I did. It was
really fun to paint her, and of course it was an excuse to paint more
poppies. Here's a little slideshow of the painting as it progressed:
is the painting I did for International Artist Magazine's March 2012
issue. I sold the original last year, but I now have giclee prints
available in my Etsy Shop at varying sizes and prices. These beautiful
birds were hanging
out in the Everglades, feeding in the mangroves. They are such a
contradiction, with their funny spoon faces and their exquisite plumage.
Perhaps God didn't want them to be too vain.
This is our grandson Reece, age 14 when the photo was taken, lining up a putt. His father and son activities have always included ATV racing, hunting, fishing, baseball, etc, but as far as sports go, he fell in love with golf and is really good at it. His dad is the golf team coach. What a good dad.
I love the play of light and shadow on this scene. This is a wonderful memory from our artists' retreat in Boone, North Carolina. North Carolina enticed our member Cindy Michaud to move there, and Carol Schiff is soon to follow. I love to visit the mountains, but when winter comes I like living here by the beach.