Friday, July 19, 2019

Lavender in bloom

In East Marion, N.Y. we have an amazing Lavender Farm.  I took the reference photo of a worker gathering some lavenders to be sold.  Of course, I bought some... I took it home and dried some, hanging them upside down.  The smell is wonderful....pinching them brings out the fragrance even more!!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Italian Courtyard

My daughter gave me a photo that her girlfriend gave her from when she went to Italy.  She thought it was so beautiful and asked me if I would paint it for her.  I don't do too many paintings in oil but I enjoyed painting this.  She loved it and its hanging in her living room wall.  I added that this is a pastel portrait by mistake and cannot figure out how to fix but its an 18 x 24 oil painting.