Sunday, April 24, 2011

Painting Red Geraniums

Welcome. I am so happy that you stopped by. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax while I share with you the inspirations for my art. Goodness gracious - the weather all over our country has been so unusual this year - I hope all of you living in the areas hit by tornados are all right. The unusually cool and rainy weather in Southern California produced beautiful Spring flowers that seem to be larger than usual.



My Geraniums are glorious and the blooms are bigger than usual. Let's go into the garden and Bentley, my helpful Studio Assistant, will show you the Geraniums.
















The blooms on the white Geraniums are as big as Hydrangeas.





The garden hat and red Geraniums are the inspiration for a new garden painting for my office.




The vintage blue windmill was from an old house that was torn down in Laguna Beach, California - it was 0n a fence overlooking the ocean and I have had it for years. It blew over in a recent windstorm and broke off some of the spokes - I still have them and am hoping that my Handyman can fix it. I decided to paint the ocean in the background of the Geranium painting as a tribute to the old windmill that spent years overlooking the ocean.








I have pots of red geraniums in my office and garden hats hanging on the wall and thought the painting would be the perfect addition.













"Happy is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates." Proverbs 8:34



Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, comments, e-mails and those who are following my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special.

I am "re-purposing" a large painting for my office with a seasside cottage garden theme and will share it with you next week.



Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin

10 comments:

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Gorgeous!
Happy Easter to you and yours.
~Wendy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your garden is always so pretty. I can see why you get such wonderful inspiration from it.

The geranium paiting is lovely.
Hugs,
Penny

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Erin,
What a cute little corner you have. I love the rug!

ferne said...

Oh, I love the painting as much as I love the inspiration! It makes want to garden or paint and right now I want to do both and sew and cook...not enough hours in the day for me.

Ruth Welter said...

Beautiful painting Erin, I love it. Enjoyed seeing your welcoming garden as well. I hope your Easter was lovely.

Ruth

A Cottage Muse said...

I loved strolling through your gardens...thank you!

Your blog is lovely! I just wanted to stop by and congratulate you on your win at Fifi's!!

Take care,
Sandi

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love your geraniums...and did you say sea side? I can't wait to see! ♥

micky said...

Erin

Happy easter. Your painting is beautiful. And your helper is adorable.

Micky

THE VERANDA HOUSE said...

DEAR ERIN YOUR GERANIUMS ARE BEAUTIFUL,YOUR GERANIUM PAINTING IS LOVELY.BENTLY WAS SO CUTE HE RUN FOR THE HOUSE,HE WAS ON YOUR STAIRS TO PROTECT HIM SELF.IS THE RIGTH THING TO DO,HE IS SMART HE DID KNOW WHAT TO DO.ADORABLE ASISTENT.I NEED ONE MY SELF.HAS ALWAYS I AM SEATING IN YOUR BEAUTIFUL GARDEN DRINKING SOME TEA..BLESSINGS TO YOU AND BENTLY...SANDRA

Inspiration from Nature said...

Hello Erin,
I love very much your paintings, very bright colored and cheerful. They are perfect to decorate a beautiful seaside cottage. You do beautiful pictures and your garden looks looks very pleasant.
Being a painter myself (I am french) I would not dare to use so bright colors,this is why I love your style and the way you find your inspiration.

All the best

H.O-G