This one is similar to the last one, but the foliage gives a very tropical feel, which is the source of the title.
These last two paintings are so cute together that it seems appropriate to tell you that they're available as throw pillows... and you can customize the background color!
As you can see, I'm still in love with these vibrating stripes. Sometimes I like to clash the colors a bit.
For example, here I have a warm background with cool-colored elements in the foreground. That's exactly opposite of what you would expect; usually the warm-colored elements are up front. So this flattens the space a bit and adds a little bit of visual tension to contrast with the sweetness of the message.
The title of this is derived from the purity of the white petals of the rose.
I love these bright paintings... even a small print makes a big show!
The rose in this one reminds me of hibiscus, and combined with the vibrant stripes, it makes me want to go on vacation somewhere hot and beachy. The stripes sort of remind me of summer's heat.
It would be perfect for a tropical theme, or a luau!
I was so excited to share this with you yesterday, but alas! My internet was down. So happily I am sharing it with you today.
The name of this painting is simply derived from its retro look. Check out that flower... it kind of reminds me of the vintage illustrations in my mom's old cookbooks. This calls for a "retro chef" cartoon.
(I love clipart!)
More to come soon, assuming I can keep my internet connection ship-shape. That's one of the drawbacks of living on the edge of the wilderness, I suppose. One of the few drawbacks.
Meanwhile, take note of how this painting brightens a room!
Hot diggity dog I'm happy about this painting. I was trying to push into something psychedelic and vibrant and mod, and I finally got it.
This painting is inspired by handwoven Indian blankets, among other things. It's the first in a series I'll be releasing called "Good Time Love." The name of the series refers to my marriage, which has been full of good times.
The bright colored lines in this painting remind me of his music, which is often upbeat and cheerful. And there are lots of earth tones in there, too, so it would go well in many rooms. It would be great for a pop of color on a white wall.
Of course, the name comes from the shape and color of the "Cabbage Rose" that forms the O in "LOVE."
This one reminds me of the long walks down country roads which I used to take when I was a child. There was something about those roads: cars never seemed to drive by, and everything was quiet except the songs of the birds, and the summer heat gave a hot grassy smell to the air.
This picture has a slightly "country" feeling, but it also looks good on a clean white wall. The white letters stand out nicely in the soft colors.
This is one of my very favorite pieces in the series. Something about the heavy, relaxed quality of the rose just gives me a feeling of peace.
The title is from a Carl Sandburg poem called "Solo for Saturday Night Guitar." I'll just quote a few lines, since it's probably still in copyright, but the whole poem is worth reading if you ever get the chance.
Heavy heavy is love to carry
Since I consider this to be one of my best pieces, allow me to remind you that it's available for sale in my shop, not only as a framed print but also on home accessories such as throw pillows, phone cases and greeting cards..