The sea is my inspiration pinned at pier 28. Ideas come to life after every moment by the shoreline. It brings forth a calming imagination that has driven me to design so many of my paintings.
Little Chongo an adorable French Bulldog, was checking out the sunset one evening. My daughter Marissa showed me this photo which sparked an idea for my next painting. I knew this would be a wonderful Christmas gift. I decided to attempt a pour painting that resembled the shoreline. After it dried, I hand painted the cute little pup.
This sparked another idea for special gift for someone dear. I remember I took a photo of my other daughter Mollie, her fiancé and his daughter. I decided to try my hand again at another pour-painting that resembled the shore and include their silhouettes. I was more than happy with the outcome!
Another beautiful day hanging out with my grandson Noah. Baking is his favorite pastime. When Noah and I are not painting, we are cooking something yummy in the kitchen. We decided on making baked apples. We did it and tasted just like a sweet apple pie. Being creative comes in so many different packages.
The more I looked at the beautiful chartreuse color of Granny Smith apples, the more I felt like mixing that color using Phthalo Blue, Cad Yellow light and white. It inspired me to paint an apple painting of some kind. I hunted for a round rock and transformed it into a Granny Smith Apple.
The inspiration for the lilacs came back in! More recently Noah and I stopped to smell some flowers at the local market. He is very passionate about the art of smelling flowers. We learned that smelling flowers heightens the senses pulling you closer to an artistic imagination.
The lilac photo was taken while I was traveling in the Loire Valley, France a few years ago. I find the smell of lilacs so wonderful and soothing. Painting flowers can have the same effect. In two of my lessons, I teach how to paint glass so you can have your painted flowers sitting in something realistic.
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