"RED GERANIUMS in a CROCK", 8" x 8", Oil on Canvas, (AVAILABLE)
"Red Geraniums in a Crock", 8" x 8", Oil on Canvas. Is a beautiful small and vibrant, earthy painting of Red Geraniums which had been blooming on my patio. I love to paint geraniums and some of my fondest painting memories are of those. The scent reminds me of my Mother's geraniums which I remember from my very early childhood. She had them by the back door and when I was in outside in the play pen I could feel an occasional light breeze which carried the geranium scent. Mostly though I remember my Mother's smile as she turned around occasionally to check on me. Just one of many memories and one reason I paint. Thank you for looking and I hope it brought you enjoyment. Thank you
I grew up in Pasadena, California, and have lived near the edge of the Arroyo my whole life. First with my parents and sister, and then later with my own family, with a son and three daughters. I had a happy and busy life. As the kids grew I also went back to school, earning my RN degree. I then worked at the hospital where I was born, as well as where I had my own children. I always had a desire to paint but never gave it much thought until one day...and the story goes from there. I became self taught until studying watercolor with, Nuttall, Wiegardt, Stoddard, and Swenson, some of the best. From there I went to Art Center College of Design, up on the hill, where I first learned of my passion to also paint in oil. I was signed up to take a workshop with, Charles Reid who is my very favorite artist in watercolor and oil. Since fall, I have been dealing with breast cancer so my desires to take certain classes have to go on the back burner for now. Just a bump in the road is all. I also have great admiration for the talent of Jeremy Lipking. I check out his work frequently and am in awe. He is really good..!!