Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Marsh Marigolds

Marsh Marigolds  11x12  oil on linen

Marsh Marigolds are one of my favorite wildflowers.  They come early and the colors are so intense they almost seem to require sunglasses to look at!  They grow in marshy areas which have always been one of my favorites.  I love the lush growth and underlying life that resides in these fertile wetlands.  The Marsh Marigolds don't last very long so you just have to appreciate them while you can!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Daffodil Bouquet

Daffodil Bouquet
oil on linen     14x17

Finally some Spring flowers in my gardens!  It is such a late season this year in Michigan.  Oddly how quickly we can adjust....winter already seems like a distant (thankfully!) memory.  
The looseness in this painting seemed appropriate with the carefree demeanor of these joyful Spring flowers.