Let's join Bentley, My Studio Assistant, in the garden to look for inspiration for a new painting for my dining room to replace one that is now hanging in the Heart of the Island gallery on Balboa Island.
I want to paint something with a flag, blue and white china and Sunflowers with a beach cottage feel. My flag ends up in lots of my paintings!
My Inpatients have been beautiful this year until recently when I noticed that some of them were dying. I spoke to our local nursery and found out that California has an airborne virus that is attacking our Impatient plants and within a year almost all of the plants will die as there is no a cure for the virus.
The last of my Inpatients.
So sad to see them go as they are beautiful almost all year around .
I love adding touches of yellow in the garden to give a pop of color.
I ended up painting the flag in the background and arranging the Sunflowers in a blue and white vase and adding the blue and white tea set on a yellow table cloth sitting on the Bistro table.
Bentley is all settled in and waiting for his "snack time" when I have a cup of tea.
The living room is right off the dining room and I wanted to coordinate the new painting to go with the ones in the living room.
Thank you for stopping by. I love hearing from you and sincerely appreciate your visits, e-mails, comments and those of you who follow my blog. Please let me know if you have any questions or would like to see me paint something special.
Karen Valentine made me a new navigation bar so you can find old posts according to subjects. The Art 101 button will take you to some of my very, very simple tutorials on how to paint little seasonal garden signs. She also made me a pin so I can pin to Pinterest directly from my blog and you can now get to my pins directly from my blog.. I will be on a little blog break for a few weeks while I recover from knee replacement surgery and hope to be able to paint some small flower paintings while going through the rehab portion and will share with you when I can.
Have a lovely week. Blessings, Erin
"Be ye kind to one another." Ephesians 4:32