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Red & Orange Tropical Flower Glow, watercolor

By | 2016-11-14T11:41:11+00:00 January 10th, 2012|Painting Blog|

8" x 8.5" watercolor on rough 300lb Arches paper, 50 plus 6 packing/ship—I've shipped my paintings and chandeliers all over the country Red & Orange Tropical Flower Glow is a watercolor study for possibly a larger watercolor painting. It is on a thick, 300lb rough watercolor paper. Normally I don't paint on 'rough' surface paper [...]

Red & Orange Tropical Flower Glow, watercolor

By | 2016-11-14T11:41:11+00:00 January 10th, 2012|Painting Blog|

8" x 8.5" watercolor on rough 300lb Arches paper, 50 plus 6 packing/ship—I've shipped my paintings and chandeliers all over the country Red & Orange Tropical Flower Glow is a watercolor study for possibly a larger watercolor painting. It is on a thick, 300lb rough watercolor paper. Normally I don't paint on 'rough' surface paper [...]

IFDA’s Dining by Design Table Taste & Hop

By | 2016-11-14T11:41:11+00:00 December 14th, 2011|Painting Blog|

These images below are of the evening of Dining By Design's Table Taste & Hop, 2012 at the San Francisco Design Center Galleria. Everything came together beautifully! The IFDA team worked very hard and included team members: Lauren Shelby— www.spaceswithin.com Athena Charis—www.athenacharis.com Diane Nicolson—www.pbd.org Tim Manning—web.me.com/timothydmanning Davis Dalbok—Living Green Jenny Floravita (me)—floravitalights.com Susan Crane—Bloom Artistry [...]

IFDA Dining By Design set-up day, 2012

By | 2016-11-14T11:41:11+00:00 December 14th, 2011|Painting Blog|

Finally I've had a chance to "process" all of my photos from the 2012 Dining By Design event. Our (IFDA) table scape was one of the best! We definitely had a lot of energy in this space and a lot of time and thought went into our Pirates-of-the-Caribbean-meets-Lost theme. Dining by Design is [...]

Beginning To Paint The Background

By | 2016-11-14T11:41:12+00:00 October 2nd, 2011|Painting Blog|

The background of this large, tropical jungle flower painting will be done loosely with a different mixture of colors that will create light. I will use a large amount of soft mixing white with my "sunlight" hues which include yellow ochre and cadmium yellow with some sap green. These will be the background tones that [...]

Another Day With A Bit More Progress

By | 2016-11-14T11:41:13+00:00 September 17th, 2011|Painting Blog|

Today was an important milestone in the creation of this mural. I've completed 95% of the main composition by adding a few more leaf structures and the trunks of two palms. There will be one more palm trunk to the right and that will be created tomorrow. Then I'll be ready to paint the sunlit-filled [...]

Adding more Birds of Paradise Leaves

By | 2016-11-14T11:41:13+00:00 September 2nd, 2011|Painting Blog|

The central section of this painting needs more leaves! This is a great time in the process to develop this area further. The leaves act as filler and also create lines of energy and interest in the overall composition. This makes the shapes and direction of the leaves important. You can compare this image to [...]