“Iris” : Inside the Artist’s Studio

Title:  "Iris"  / Acrylic on Canvas

Title: “Iris” / Acrylic on Canvas

These irises are from my garden.  They were new to the garden – I had just planted them in the early spring. When the irises bloomed, I loved the colors and the classic shape of the flowers.  To me, they represent the ideal,  iconic  iris design.  (Painted 2014)


“Degas’ Tutus” : Inside the Artist’s Studio

Title:  "Degas' Tutus" / Acrylic on Canvas

Title: “Degas’ Tutus” / Acrylic on Canvas

This painting is of some large yellow marigolds from my pottery container garden.    While gardening one day, I noticed the design of the three marigolds and I liked the way the yellow of the flowers contrasted against the blue and green colors of the large ceramic pots.  The shape of the flowers and how they flared-out reminded me of the tutus worn by ballerinas in works by Degas.  (Painted 2014)