"Los Tulipanes"

"Los Tulipanes"
48 X 48, oil on panel

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Hogle Zoo World of the Wild Art Exhibit

We love going to Hogle Zoo. My brother and his wife gave us a pass and encouraged me to enter their annual art exhibit, and my painting made it in. The show opened last night and will be up until March 14th. I have been amazed at how fun our zoo visits have been during these colder months, definitely worth braving the elements... plus there is a great art exhibit to see!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Whenever I travel to New York City, I always like to visit my favorite flower shop, Bloom. I love it because they have many of the flowers arranged by color, a vintage dresser covered with vases full of red flowers, a seating area surrounded by all white flowers. I love the way it feels to be there. My Mom was a florist when I was a little girl. I was a florist in college, and so for many reasons, I love this shop.
Once, I visited in a December, and I was just taking it all in and a man noticed me looking at this vase full of red tulips, I didn't notice him until he came up to me and gave me a simple tulip he had purchased for me from the arrangement that I had been admiring. He said he didn't need to know my name, just saw that he could do something kind for someone and did it, then he walked away.
I have thought often about this kind act.
When I got married, I made my bouquet look like that arrangement I was admiring. I painted this painting of the arrangement there at Bloom.
Last Friday, I got an award for this painting at a show.

Friday, January 8, 2010

red tulips - watercolor

12 x 12 watercolor on Arches (hot press)
A couple of weeks ago my husband gave me red tulips to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of our first date... and a very blind date at that!