Monthly Archives: January 2012

Lucky Bird in Paradise

Inspired from an afternoon of painting with my friend Tara – this Crane Flower emerged.  My sister Amy says they are weeds, and she is right about that – once they take hold, they’re everywhere – but oh so beautiful.  

When I ran my art school, I must have drawn hundreds of these with my students, so the “bird” comes easy to me.  You can find this one for sale in my HobsonFineArt  shop on Etsy.com.  Everyone needs a Bird of Paradise gracing the wall – don’t you think?

 

Bird of Paradise, Original Oil Painting, 6 x 6, gessoboard

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Portrait Painting on Wednesday Afternoon

When I feel content – the art flows out with no effort at all.  I love the magic of creating art.  Beyond expressing – it is really the feeling that makes it so much fun to create!  

This is a commissioned painting of Lana – Lynda’s great granddaughter.  Lynda is my dear Colorado friend who loves to garden and is thinking of growing onions from seed this year.  She and her husband – sweet Enzo from Italy – are staying warm while watching the deer nose through the snow outside – in search of food.  Lynda reports that Enzo is in the kitchen cooking cippoli ripieni for dinner.  All this is going on while I painted Lana this afternoon and now I have just enough time to walk the beach before the sunset!  

Life is good.

Lana, original oil painting, gessoboard, 6 x 6  – SOLD