Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Recent Artwork

I haven't posted much artwork lately, but I have been painting. Two of the most recent ones are gifts to the two people who responded to my "Pay it Forward" post, and I wanted to finish them both before I posted them. I intend to put them in the mail this week. :)



The dogwood painting is for my high school friend Mona Helen in California. She said she misses the dogwoods the most, so I'm sending her some of her own!



The pansies are for a fellow artist, Deborah, in Michigan. I have to apologize to each of these ladies for taking such a long time to get these to them. I haven't forgotten but life has gotten in the way!

I've done a couple of fun sketches completely different from my usual style, and they were fun. :)





A couple of months ago I picked the white iris and just had the urge to do something different! A few weeks later a friend and her kids came over, and we walked across the street to the lake. The children fished and Marie and I visited while I did this rough sketch of the lake. I didn't have the courage to put the children in it. Maybe next time!



I did this one last week after finishing the pansies, and I love it! It's different, too, but it was a lot of fun.

Last Friday I participated in Summer Night, an outdoor art evening in our local downtown area. Quite a few artists had their artwork on display and for sale, and many stores remained open extra hours. I saw lots of folks I haven't seen in a while, and enjoyed myself very much!

8 comments:

Brenda Y said...

These are ALL just beautiful. White flowers are no easy feat and you've done the dogwood blossoms BEAUTIFULLY! I really like your pansies too -- love the way you've got the pansy shapes in the background, very interesting and effective! The lake scene is very good -- excellent perspective and I love the high key on it. . . really says "summer!"

Leslie said...

Brenda, that is so sweet of you!! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments. You are so encouraging!

kazumiwannabe said...

These are beautiful. I particularly love the first two, their colors and harmony. (just saw your post on edm yahoo group and came to see!)

Sandy said...

Gorgeous, soft and watery, everything I love about watercolors!!

odd chick said...

Your flowers were a garden of beauty. I think I like the red snapdragons best.

Leslie said...

Thank you all so much! Your comments motivate me to paint some more. :)

deborah said...

Leslie....Thanks so much gor the pansy watercolor picture..It took me awhile to figure out how to respond to you, but luckily I put your blog on my favorites....I am just starting to do watercolors, after many books checked out from the libray...I think I may attempt something...LOL...thanks for the picture, I love it....
Deb

lyn said...

Fun blog,you have alot of interests! Why does canning have to happen at the HOT time of year? Nice paintings! Thanks for the comment on a hundred horses! Had a black and white cat your picture reminded me of...Mom and daughter each warned us of rattle snakes! Really good cats.
Continued success