Monday, May 4, 2009


Both are 9 x 12
oil on masonite

Nothing like cramming in some painting time when you know you are going to be away from the easel for awhile. Our grandson's school is closing for a couple of weeks because of a swine flu case diagnosed in his building, so the working parents need help during this unexpected "vacation" from school. Knowing that I would be busy with other things for awhile and feeling the need to keep up the "almost-daily" painting, I quickly tried to capture these two flower pots from our backyard. I guess being in a hurry sent me back to old habits, so the paintings are not as loose as I would like. That will still be my goal when I get back "at it"!!!

By the way, do you know how hard it is to photograph a black background? These took numerous attempts, but it looks like I avoided most of the glare!


  1. They both look great. no problems with the images online! Beautiful work. We have schools closing in our area, too. These are wonderful paintings for having "hurried up." Return soon...we'll miss you! :-)

  2. I think the black background is very successful. I seem to have trouble photographing no matter what color the painting is!

    Be safe. How lucky your family is to have you to help. Be safe!

  3. Lovely colors! I like the black background!

  4. These are stunning Ann! I particularly like the tulips, even if it is not as loose as you would like they are still very expressive, well done!

  5. Very nice! The dark background sets off your colors beautifully, and you photographed it well, too.