While working on some larger works, this was a labor of love. My 8-year old granddaughter asked if I would paint something for her. I decided to paint one of her old toys. Using some tiny (1.5" x 3.5") stretched canvas which I had never tried before, I expected to whip it out in no time. I now have a new appreciation for miniaturists!
During a spring visit to Oxford, MS, azaleas, wisteria and other flowers covered the town. The pink dogwood was in peak bloom when I took this picture in front of William Faulkner's home. The backlighting through the trees added to the interest of the scene. I was drawn to the light and shadows.
I love dragonflies - the irridescent colors and the fact that their favorite food is mosquitoes! Painting on a 6" x 6" panel required my tiniest paint brushes. It was almost more like drawing than painting.
Another in my Oxford, MS series. I had just finished touring William Faulkner's home and as I stood on the door step I saw this scene. Pathways are a reoccuring theme in my paintings. I guess my desire to explore new places - to find surprises around the corner - pulls me in that direction. A friend once noted that my favorite place to visit always seemed to be my most recent.