Sunday, October 30, 2011

"Field of Poppies", 9" x 10". Original Watercolor Painting (Available)

"Field of Poppies", was so much fun to paint because I love Iceland Poppies in all their beautiful colors. The delicate Poppies look so light and airy as then sway in the breeze of a sunlit day. How beautiful is that to see the colors of orange, pink, yellow, coral, red, even white poppies. I love the little creases in them and to see the delicate hairs on the stems.  All part of God's plan to make them the best they can be for all to enjoy.  This watercolor is available and you may purchase it by contacting me through my email.  I hope you enjoy it, and thank you.  Eleanor

Sunday, October 23, 2011

"Eden Rose", 7.9" x 7.9", Original Watercolor Painting (AVAILABLE)

"Eden Rose" is one of my favorite roses.  It is a David Austin English climber in a beautiful shade of pink.  The outer petals have a pale greenish cast to them. The rose is medium size cupped shape beauty. As it cascades downward you can see the delicate flowers in all their glory. It likes the sun and often reaches for more if hiding in a darker spot. This painting was so fun to do and it was done in my impressionistic style, which hopefully you will enjoy. It is available and if you are interested just email me a note   Thank you for coming by. Eleanor

Saturday, October 22, 2011

"French Lace Roses, Ole`", 7.9" x 7.9", Original Watercolor (AVAILABLE)

French Lace Roses, Ole`, is a colorful and fun painting I did after picking some roses from my front yard, putting them in a glass jar on my kitchen table. I had these placemats on the table and thought it would be fun to try and paint one under the roses.  I love to paint flowers, often times roses or spring flowers. I enjoy trying different containers or plates in my still life work. It seems lately though that I am stuck on canning jars which  have always been sentimental to me because of days gone by with my Mother and Grandma. I hope you enjoy the South of the Border flavor of the Ole` mat under the roses. I hope you like my impressionistic style of painting, as it just seems to come naturally. If you would like to purchase this painting, please email me at   Thank you for stopping by. Eleanor

Friday, October 14, 2011

"Hot Pink Hydrangeas in Glass Jar" by Eleanor Erickson Hargrave (Available)

"Hot Pink Hydrangeas in Glass Jar".  12" x 12", Original Watercolor Painting.  This painting is in my own impressionistic style using Holbein transparent watercolor paints.  It was painted on Arches 140 lb, Artists Watercolor Paper.  I love to paint flowers, whether it be roses, hydrangeas or any variety of spring flowers. These Hot Pink Hydrangeas remind me of some on the northern side of my Grandparents home.  No matter what I say or write, I always think of Hydrangeas as "Grandma Flowers".  That is my affectionate term for the these flowers.  I had such fun painting them and with Hydrangeas it is a push pull thing to work them enough to take on the look of a Hydrangea without being overworked. Nothing worse than an overworked watercolor. I think in these I was able to capture this happy middle ground.  As a child I asked how come some are pink and some which I was told the correct answer of it being due to the iron and feed content of each plant.  This makes me wonder about the white ones, as if are they anemic? (probably the nurse in me).  I sure hope not but it did make me wonder.  This painting is available and the shipping will be free in the continental US. Any questions, please email me at  Thanks, Eleanor.