Hello everyone, I hope you are all enjoying these beautiful days. Everything is so green, the birds are chirping all day and the morning sun feels so gentle on your skin. It's gardening time!
I really enjoy working outside. I think gardening is very similar to painting.
With gardening you start by building a fence around the area and getting the soil ready. In painting, it begins with the preparation of canvases. Sometimes I will buy canvases from an art supply store, but I prefer making them myself so I have control of the tightness and smoothness of the surface.
The next step in the garden is to plant the seeds: decide what to plant and put them in the ground. In the studio, you start by choosing your subject and arranging each object until you get a composition you like.
After that is just a matter of time, things begin to appear in both the garden and on the canvas: little plants with two leaves, colors, more leaves, colors turn to forms, and the plant grows until it produces its fruits and the canvas/garden becomes a new world of lines, shapes and colors.
Once all this done it's time to enjoy, time to share, the vegetables with the neighbors and the art with you all.
Here are my new creations:
...and fresh from the garden, some radishes.
Thanks for visiting!
Cynthia, one of my collectors from Northern Kentucky, bought her first piece of my work last year when I was selling some small paintings though Ebay. Then she bought another one and then another one.
She keeps coming back to the site to see the new work I've posted. A couple of months ago she contacted me again - she was ready for another piece. After we exchanged a few emails she decided she wanted two. I put them in the mail and a few days later they were hanging in her home. She was very excited.
I later asked her if she would mind taking a couple of pictures of the paintings in her house to share here on the website.
I think she has done a great job finding the perfect setting for her paintings. Here they are: