Sunday, January 20, 2019

"River of Grass" 60 x 20 inch oil on panel
I am so pleased with how this turned out!  I was commissioned by a gentleman in Florida to paint three pieces that capture different facets of the Everglades ecosystem and this is the first finished painting.  I have never visited the area so these paintings have really spurred me to research what the landscape looks like and the plants and animals that inhabit it.  This client even went out on a speedboat in the river of grass and took a wonderful video to inspire me!  It was great!  I can hardly wait to begin the next piece! 

Thursday, January 10, 2019

"Flow" 12 x 12 inch oil on aluminum composite panel
My husband and I went on one of our "day dates"(we drop the kids at school and go do something fun) and just drove around looking for cool stuff to photograph.  This is a close-up of the Dosewallips River.  It is primarily glacial runoff, but it gets really huge when it rains and flattens all of the surrounding grass.  I thought the colors and the "flow" were really beautiful.