Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Daytona Beach Refection

This little girl's picture was taken on Daytona Beach. The sun had set and there was just a pink glow in the horizon that gave a rosey glow to everything. Since Daytona is on the east coast of Florida, the light on the water at sunset is very different than on the west coast where I live. She was just walking along but just as I snapped the picture she bent over to pick up something. It made such and interesting pose to paint with her reflection in the water. The beach there is so smooth and hard and when the water is calmly washing it, the reflections are mirror like.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Blown away



This looks crazy, I know, but I had to try something differnt for the Different Strokes From Different Folks blog. The original picture for everyone to paint was a Victorian house with a wrought iron fence and a bare tree. Instead of painting it just the way it was photographed, I decided to take it apart. What if it was like Dorothy's house being blown away by a tornado to the Land of OZ? So that's what I did and I don't think it's in Kansas (or San Francisco) anymore. It's on the way to a new place, but don't worry Dorothy, there's still a candle burning in the window for you.

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I started watercolor painting earnestly in 1991 after I moved to Florida. My husband and I are retired, and we are both artists. We both have works displayed  at the Wildchild Gallery in Matlacha Florida.