Welcome. My garden gate is always open for you to come in and sit and relax with a cup of tea while I share with you this inspirations for my art. Bentley, my Studio Assistant, is in the garden waiting to bring you into my studio today. I have been painting in my studio as I had a shot in my knee and have to stay off my feet for 48 hours -( ouch!!) - I have to stay out of my garden, but am so thankful to have my studio to paint in.
Spring has arrived in Southern California and all sorts of flowers are in bloom.
I love re-purposing old paintings and decided to re-paint this one. It used to have a garden trellis in the background and I wanted to freshen it up with the ocean and a blue sky! It also had a basket of red roses and I wanted to put Sunflowers in the basket (one of my signature flowers that appear in almost all of of work.
The painting will hang over a bed that has this old vintage Ralph Lauren floral fabric and red and white buffalo check pillows and bed skirt.The colors are reds, blues and yellows on a white background in the vintage fabric and I want to incorporate those colors into the painting.
I decided to paint the Hydrangeas purple as the blue did not show up against the blue ocean and added Sunflowers to the basket as well as lying down.
The finished painting!
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Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin
"I shall walk at liberty, for I have sought your precepts." Psalm 119:45