Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Forward

Spring is around the corner. I cannot wait. I love spring though it means I will be back to work soon. I have been very fortunate to have a wonderful year off with my baby.

I do have a bit of spring fever. I have already completed a hefty round of spring cleaning. I am also looking forward to working in my garden. I adore flowers, all kinds, so my garden is usually full of them.

Here is one that was inspired by the dahlia's in my garden last year.

Dahlia - 4x5 - Oil on Canvas 

I also love to watch the sunrise, though I am not typically a morning person, I am usually up pretty early so the opportunity presents itself. I don't live on the ocean, but I am lucky to live close by so my new work is of the sun rising on the ocean.

Violet Sea - 2 1/2 x 2 1/2  - Mini Oil on Canvas

Teal Waters - 2 1/2 x 2 1/2  - Mini Oil on Canvas

New Morning - 6 X 6 - Oil on Canvas

Having a look at my recent paintings, I have noticed that they have less muted tones and are more colourful. I have been thinking about this and it seems that it reflects my desire for warmer weather and the brightness of spring.

Feel free to comment, say hi or ask questions. I would love to hear from you.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Beautiful Nova Scotia

Last week I had the opportunity to go away with my family for a few days.  My husband and I packed up the kids and headed to a resort near the ocean.  The resort is located on the Southern Shore of Nova Scotia. Though it was cold outside, the sun was shining and the view of the water was beautiful.

So nice to get away and to be able to drive only an hour and a half to get there.

Winter Sun - Oil on Panel - 5 X 7