Saturday, July 30, 2011

"Blue Cornflower", 14' X 11", Original Watercolor (SOLD)

   "Blue Cornflower", 14" x11", Original Watercolor. This painting was inspired by the beautiful flowers I had just purchased to put on my table. I looked around for that special vase or pitcher to put them in and saw this one. I instantly felt sentimental because of remembering all the fun family times we had at the table when using these dishes. Blue is really my favorite color if I could only have one..(but thank goodness we can have many) A beautiful day for painting ...and I love to paint in my impressionistic style, both in wastercolor and oil. I hope you enjoy this painting. Please feel free to look back in the folders of my art blog. I hope you enjoy this painting. This is a very standard size and standard sizing is not expensive. I usuallly go to Aaron Bros. for my framing needs as they have a great and large selection. Enjoy! Please contact me with any questions. Thank you

Saturday, July 23, 2011

"King Alfred Daffodils", 9" x 12", Original Watercolor (SOLD)

"King Alfred Daffodils", 12"x 9", Watercolor. This painting is a happy painting because I see daffodils as whimsical, pretty, and full of fun light. They stand tall, yet have a shyness about them, ocasionally looking down. They each have such a personality, almost like the little buttercup shaped faces, smiling and looking around from the garden or vase. I so enjoyed painting this and I hope you enjoyed viewing it. I paint in an impressionistic loose style, but on occassion it gets more realistic. If you have any questions, please contact me via email. I was asked to paint these daffodils, but it is still available until accepted and sold. Email me at It was painted on quality watercolor paper with Holbein transparent watercolors. Thank you, Eleanor

Monday, July 18, 2011

"The Trees of Brookside", 10" x 10", Original Watercolor (Available)

"The Trees of Brookside", 10" x 10", Original Watercolor. This watercolor was inspired as I took yet another look from the western rim overlooking the Arroyo. My view was large and panoramic, starting with the Rose Bowl on the right, on over to the large and beautiful view of the majestic San Gabriel Mountains on my left. There isn't a view from that spot that isn't just the most breathtaking. This time I chose to focus on all the beautiful round trees of the Brookside Golf Course. The colors ranged from warm yellows to the cooler blues. It was a very bright great weather day, all the while it was gently raining over the mountains. I often go to this spot to gain strength and see beauty. It has a way of renewing my soul with positive energies from God's creations. I hope you enjoy my impressionistic style of this almost pastoral setting. If you would like to inquire about purchasing this painting, please contact me at (Unframed) I can help you with matting/framing if you desire. Thank you.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Gentle Rain over the San Gabriel's, 11" x 11", Orig. Watercolor (SOLD)

"Gentle Rain over the San Gabriel's", 11" x 11", Original Watercolor Painting. As one would stand on the western side of the Arroyo's brim in Pasadena, you could face north and see this view. On this day, the sun was shining brightly on the golf course, yet you could see signs of a gentle rain up over the mountains in the clouds. A most beautiful afternoon with bright blue skies. The majestic San Gabriel's have been a landmark view for all who reside or visit the area. These mountains are not only beautiful, but they are strong, withstanding fires and flooding. Even when they were recently charred with the terrible fires, they took on an almost purple appearance and looked majestic. These are our mountains, those of us who have grown up with this view. These mountains are a constant, something that we count on to always be there. This is one of my favorite paintings and I feel a certain reverence when viewing it. I hope you enjoy my impressionistic style of painting. Thank you, Eleanor