Saturday, December 8, 2012

Looking forward ...


Heirlooms II  © 2012 Karen Mathison Schmidt, artist
7 x 5 inches • acrylic on GessobordTM
private collection • Salem, Oregon

The paperwhites and daffodils which were planted around here circa 1900 usually don’t bloom for a few weeks yet -- the paperwhites late in January and the yellow Daffodils in February. This year they’re already pushing their leaves up through the grass, so I imagine we’ll be seeing them earlier than usual. I just couldn’t wait to paint them, so I dug up a reference photo I took last year, and here’s the painting I just finished today (I plan to add work-in-progress photos later).

I’m a bit exhausted now, so ciao for now!

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