Category Archives: florals

A Nod to Summer

Big doings in the family this weekend, and I’m enjoying the festivities, so no painting today.  Instead, a photo…A Nod to Summer, because today there’s a change in the wind, and it has the nip of fall. This is one of the photos from pickling day and here’s my wonky little sunflower (the yellow one) from a blog painting a few days ago.  There’s so much difference between a painting and a photograph, and each has it’s charms. 

Happy weekend all!

August Assortment

Here’s another bouquet from the back yard ( I warned you!)  One of my favourite plants is a perennial called Russian Sage. That’s the periwinkle blue in this arrangement; tiny blue, long-blooming flowers on tall fragrant spikes.  It smells aromatic…similar to our wild prairie sage, and that beutiful blue is such a great complement to the warm colours of the sunflowers & zinnias. Did I mention that I love summer?

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

CraZy Sunflower

Brace yourselves…my yard is full of sunflowers and I keep bringing them in the house, where I promptly fall in love with them.  I didn’t realize what a gem this one was till I sat down and really looked it it…he’s just a little guy, and my painting fails to convey how extraordinarily beautiful and wonky he is.  He has this wonderful blue and green center, surrounded by a gorgeous fuzzy fringe, and the petals seem to be all different lengths and go in haphazard directions; a true individual.  But aren’t we all. The great thing about painting is that it affords the painter an opportunity to really LOOK at things we might otherwise miss. I’m never disappointed.  

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Shaggy

My favourite sunflowers are the big, heavy-headed ones, and last week my friend Kathy brought me a bouquet of them….we were both sad about the loss of our friend Joyce.  

As the week has gone on those sunflowers have gotten saggier and shaggier….and more fun to paint.  
 So to you Joyce…I hope there are fields full of sunflowers where you are now. 

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

My Summer Deck

My apologies to the followers of this blog, for I’m away from home and was unable to access the Internet last night. We got it figured out this morning so here’s your painting.

  The weather here has been absolutely glorious, so  I painted out on my deck yesterday, and this was the scene; my little chimineya amongst the flowers and that famous brillian, bouncy Medicine Hat light that I love so much.  Enjoy your summer!

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

A Gift From Jill

One of the really great things about summer is all the company I get.  I’ve had visits from many friends and rellies over the past month, the latest being my niece Jill.  She showed up here with this beautiful vase, stuffed full of a “ditch bouquet” that she’d picked beside the highway somewhere in Saskatchewan!  What a girl.  This porcelain vase is extraordinary; made in Portugal, it has a gorgeous, shiny, iridescent glaze which made it almost impossible to paint.  I tried though, and it’s much prettier than the painting shows. Trust me. 

As you can see, Jilly knows her aunt very well…chickens and sunflowers!

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Lillies and Light

The people in charge of our city parks here in Medicine Hat, have outdone themselves again this year.  The flower beds are just stunning, with colour combinations and varieties of flowers that just boggle my mind.  A display near my house features these tall, exotic lilies with brilliant orange flowers on tall spikes, and they’re surrounded with maroon, orange and green flowers and foliage.  What really caught my eye though, was the light coming through the big leathery leaves of the lilies, illuminating the brilliant colour scheme that mother nature has arranged for our pleasure. 

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Sunny Dayz

This is such a great time of year here in Alberta, and in Medicine Hat, especially. It’s rodeo time, and full-on summer.  The temperature soars to 35 degrees and sometimes 40 and you could fry an egg on the pavement down at the grounds.  But we all still go and wander around with our mini donuts and guzzling anything cold, enjoy the rodeo and the concerts, see old friends.  
At home, my garden is full of sunflowers and zinnias, yarrow and rudbeckia, so  of course we have to have a bouquet.  Here’s yours. 

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Squash Blossoms

While I’ve been off to Calgary and Nanton, my little garden has been very busy…first we had all that rain, and now lots of sun and heat. The squash have broken through the chicken wire fence (rigged up to keep the deer out) and long tendrils loaded with blossoms, gallop forth by about a foot a day!  I’m into the recipe books looking for recipes for squash-blossom-anything.  Ideas anyone?

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Pansies for the Porch

Last week when we went to the ranch for the branding, there on the front porch among the assorted spurred up boots, were these perky little pansies.  Trust my cousin Kerrie to have everything so beautiful.  She’s from a long line of famous gardeners and cooks.  

SOLD
 
If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.