"Los Tulipanes"

"Los Tulipanes"
48 X 48, oil on panel

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Painting in The Parterre Garden

The Parterre Garden is so beautiful right now! I started this painting last night- I was hoping to finish today- but it has gotten chilly all of a sudden! Such is the life of the tulip painter!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The 2010 Tulip Festival poster

This is the 2010 Thansgiving Point Tulip Festival poster, for sale at the garden gift shop. It is 11 X 17 on card stock. I think it turned out really cute... and you can't beat the price! Come find me at the gardens and I will be happy to sign yours.
I painted this in the Secret Garden, it is called "Cherub's Secrets"
click here to see me painting it

Painting in The Children's Garden

On Tuesday, I found myself in the Children's Garden painting, it is such a wonderful place. The gardens are beautiful, there are mazes made of shrubs, a pond, a bear cave, dozens of bronze animals and they all have footprints in the concrete that lead back to an incredible sculpture of Noah's Ark. (As it gets warmer, there are fun water features in the garden for children to play in) I found the perfect place to sit, so that there are tulips in the foreground, and Noah and his Ark in the background- I am really excited about this painting!
My daughter stopped by for a minute to offer her help with my painting- then quickly went back to play in the big sandbox in the garden.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Yellow, Purple and Ruby

Another great day at the Tulip Festival. A man asked me, "Which do you love more, the thing you are looking at or the thing you are holding?" I replied, "The one in my arms, but how lovely it is to have both."

Monday, April 19, 2010

Painting at the Tulip Festival last Saturday

The above photo ran in the Salt Lake Tribune (photo by Jim Urquhart)
The Tulip Festival started last Friday. It is truly beautiful out there. Saturday was a wonderful day, the weather was great and there are so many tulips. I made it into yesterday's Daily Herald and The Salt Lake Tribune. I had a great time painting, and I am so excited to get out there and paint today.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Spring is in the air!

The daffodils are up, and the tulips are not far behind! I am so excited about the Thanksgiving Point Tulip Festival this year! It starts this Friday (this year they will kick things off with a live broadcast from Fox 13 with Big Budah - my segment with him will be at 8 am)
I think this will be one of the best festivals yet!
If you would like to tip toe/run through the gardens, they are having a half marathon and kids run this year!