1099 Aloha

1099 ALOHA

I took the reference photo for this painting at the Chicago Botanical Gardens. There are stairs surrounding the waterfall, and at the...

1098 Dancing Cheek to Cheek

1098 DANCING CHEEK TO CHEEK

I had to get one more nasturtium painting in before the garden is put to bed for the winter. I am collecting seeds from the nasturtiums...

 
 
 
1097 Mum's the Word

1097 MUM'S THE WORD

These teensy little mums have outlived all the others in the mixed Fall bouquet my daughter gave me, and I couldn't toss them before...

1096 Asters

1096 ASTERS

Flowers for the week included these Asters, one of my husband's favorite flowers. We both wish they would last longer than they do....

 
 
 
1072 Beauty and a Beast

1072 BEAUTY AND A BEAST

A few years ago, I had the good fortune to observe a family of Great Horned Owls nest in our neighborhood. It was an amazing experience....

1073 Hello Dahling

1073 HELLO DAHLING

I planted dahlias from seed this year, and although they are lovely, they are not as beautiful or as intricate as those planted from...

 
 
 
1074 Nipped in the Bud

1074 NIPPED IN THE BUD

While perusing the roof this morning looking for a flower to honor in my painting, I came across the eggplant buds that likely won't...

1075 In love With Zinnias

1075 IN LOVE WITH ZINNIAS

While all the vegetable plants on the roof are withering, the zinnias are brilliant and plentiful. The pink ones are called Carmine...

 
 
 
1095 Norma Jean Baker a.k.a. Sugar

1095 NORMA JEAN BAKER A.K.A. SUGAR

Introducing Sugar, a Coton de Tulear, who is living the good life. Her real name is Norma Jean Baker, named by her "mom," a big Marilyn...

1076 Sharing the Spotlight

1076 SHARING THE SPOTLIGHT

The zinnias are really difficult to paint because of all the individual petals. I have to fight the inclination to paint each one,...

 
 
 
1077 Growth Spurt

1077 GROWTH SPURT

This year we modified our front patio gardens and we wanted to start out with plantings that were easy to find and reasonably priced....

1078 Happy Polka Dot Day

1078 HAPPY POLKA DOT DAY

I found this darling little vase on Etsy and it arrived yesterday. I know it will be a part of many future paintings. Dyna and John...

 
 
 
1079 Dancing Dahlias

1079 DANCING DAHLIAS

I have a few dahlias growing on the roof, and the bees LOVE them, in fact to the point where I have to be strategic in my attempt to...

1080 The Gift of Sunshine

1080 THE GIFT OF SUNSHINE

Yellow is such a happy and beautiful color, but I have the hardest time painting it. There is not a lot of color variation in these...

 
 
 
1081 Hidden Agenda

1081 HIDDEN AGENDA

I have had it with these Gerber daisies. Day 18 of Strada Easel September 2021 30 -day challenge.

1082 Safflower in an Olive Oil Tin

1082 SAFFLOWER IN AN OLIVE OIL TIN

This painting should really be called Sunday Morning Obsessing. I've photographed, changed, photographed, changed umpteen times. Day...

 
 
 
1083 Simply Pink

1083 SIMPLY PINK

Apparently, pink flowers have many meanings-and all of them warm fuzzies. Affection, love, romance, passion, sentiment, gentleness,...

1084 Misty Morning

1084 MISTY MORNING

The days are getting shorter and the rooftop garden is struggling to stay alive and productive. Soon there will be a lot of hard work...

 
 
 
1094 Solar Power

1094 SOLAR POWER

I almost felt guilty buying sunflowers at the farmers' market when I grow them on my roof, but I couldn't resist the unusual colors...

1085 Memories of Mamie

1085 MEMORIES OF MAMIE

I have always had a special fondness for gladiolas because they remind me of my Aunt Mamie, who had a great influence on me. I always...

 
 
 



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