Thursday, April 30, 2009

Dreaming of the beach...

This is a wall in our den with 3 of my beach paintings. I change the paintings around alot...just ask the hubby...but right now I am dreaming of our next vacation to the beach. I can hear the waves lapping.................Enjoy!!
A rainy day at Honeymoon Island, Fl. This is my first beach scene using water-soluble oils. I love their blending capabilities and I probably won't use acrylic paint any longer.

No particular location...just somewhere in my mind.

This is a beach in Vero Beach Florida near where my mother-in-law lives.

Spring Carpets

Spent blooms of flowering Cherry Trees carpet the wet sidewalk. It reminds me of snow.

purple wildflowers (can't identify) carpeting the woods at Radnor Lake...

an ornamental cherry tree at C's house

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Welcome to C's Garden....

Welcome to C's are some shots from one of my client's courtyard, where I come to work or as I call it "play". Not a bad place to "dig in the dirt". Azaleas, rhodos and honeysuckle are blooming... The Japanese Maple is an intense red right now! I have just planted out the planters by the pool with Majesty Palms, lantana and geraniums. Soon there will be many more things blooming and bedding plants to go in...a labor of love for me.

Espalier (or Belgium Wall) needs a haircut on the top. This takes a ladder for me to reach it.

It has been a gorgeous spring for the azaleas! Perhaps the climbing hydrangea will finally bloom this year? I'm crossing my fingers.

Is'nt she sweet?

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Getting the Hang of posting...

A wall in my kitchen area, spotlighting two of my paintings.
Geraniums on Ledge

Sea and Sky

Columbine and Dames Rocket are blooming in the backyard woodland garden. It's 90 degrees here today!

This fern "planted" itself here! I could not have planned it better myself. Nature is amazing!!

After 2 years of drought, I'm tired of schlepping the hose to the old veggie garden...I am trying tomatos and basil in pots this year. We'll see how they grow. I might not have enough sun here? I bought the pots for $7 a piece and spray painted them charcoal. The cement pineapple came from a garage sale. I scored two of them for $20!! What a find.

Three views from my favorite, comfy adirondack chair. I spend alot of time here!

This New Dawn rose is covered with buds...can't wait for it to bloom!

Kitten's favorite view. He's an indoor kitty.

Spring in Tennessee...

Ferns unfurling and sedum creeping (feels cool under barefeet!)

Virginia bluebells.

Dogwood shading celandine wood poppy in the woodland garden.

Welcome to my backyard...Loropetelum underplanted with creeping jenny.

Check out this gorgeous nest that two wren have been building above the back door! The brown oak leaves and green moss "go" with my tabletop vignette. I guess we'll let the little critters stay.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

New Beginnings...

New beginnings...a painting I did for my son's girlfriend Sam. I hope to use this blog to share some of my paintings and my own gardens as well as some of my clients gardens...