Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Orange Tulips, 8" x 10", Watercolor (On HOLD)

Orange Tulips, 8" x 10", Watercolor. Painted loosely using lots of water in an impressionistic style. I painted this and the companion painting from life, as well as back up from a photo I took. It was a clear and slightly windy day when I went shopping with some gals up in Northern, Cali.. The tulips were prolific in beautiful large barrels in a picturesque and quaint shopping area. Forget the shopping I was captivated by the sight of these tulips. Staying outside with my camera, paper and pencil. I penciled the tulips in and painted shortly after. If interested please contact me at arroyoellie@sbcglobal.net Thanks, Eleanor (Ellie)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Rose is a Rose, 9" x 12", Watercolor (SOLD)

A Rose is a Rose, was inspired by my memory of how wonderful my roses looked last year. My garden had so many gorgeous blooms that I was able to have vases full of them throughout the house, sharing with friends. I cultivated, pruned, fed, watered and tended them, not in that exact order. I took many photos for which I am so thankful. On some beautiful weather days I sat out in my yard painting them. I enjoyed that more than I can express. Oh sigh..this year is different and I have neglected them terribly. Every day I wonder when I feel better after chemo and radiation if my roses will forgive me for this years neglect. Will they ever bloom again as they did in years past? I hope both the roses and I will heal together and play catch up...soon. I hope you enjoy my impressionistic style of painting the rose. Thank you, Ellie Painting is available. Email: arroyoellie@sbcglobal.net