Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Chloe, 11" x 14", Watercolor (Commission, SOLD)

Chloe, 11" x 14", Watercolor. This was a most enjoyable commission piece of art to paint. I was given a photo of Chloe, taken while the family was on vacation in Hawaii. Apparently Chloe was playing in a children's play area and ran over to the fence to view her parents. It was at this time that the photo was taken. In my artistic whimsy I didn't hide the fact that it reminded me of the "Kilroy Was Here", pose. I also decided to enhance the feel of the tropics with the soft pastel flowers. I love to paint portraits, especially those of children. Please let me know if you have someone special that you'd like me to paint in a watercolor keepsake. My contact email is Thank you. Eleanor

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Zinnias in Pewter Pitcher, 14" x 10", Watercolor (SOLD)

Zinnias in Pewter Pitcher, 14" x 10", Watercolor. Custom matting, framed in weathered gray wood. The day I painted this watercolor I walked to the very back of my yard to fetch a bunch of zinnias. I love those vibrant rich colors, but no more so that the pale blush underside of the blooms. I like a push/pull effect to lend excitement in a painting. If it were all simply bright it would lose something in my opinion. The pewter pitcher is a beautiful piece which I have long enjoyed. I hope you enjoy it for your own reasons too. The price is $400 and if you are interested in purchasing it, please contact me at Thank you, Eleanor