Friday, January 16, 2009

Tulips and Iris a Flower Painting

Tulips and Iris 6" x 6" Oil on Canvas Panel $95.
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Greetings from Cleveland, OH where the temperature outside hovers at around 10 degrees. Regarding 2009 resolutions: I was thinking to paint 20 large toy paintings in the first half of the year. I was then going to present them to a few select galleries outside my 100 mile radius... I wrote this plan down and posted it to my bulletin board. But plans change. I am really enjoying these small flower paintings. I may regret saying so here: But I might want to paint flowers instead! Flowers sell better, they have a remarkably broad appeal. Beautiful flowers are easy to acquire... Why, even Eckhart Tolle said they're the s*#@t, or something like that, ask Oprah, it's true!

But habits die hard. My latest prospective toy subject is a small pink plastic elephant. He was probably a give-away prize at carnivals in the 40's/50's. Most outstanding: He matches the tulips I bought, two of which are in the painting above... Perhaps there's a way to combine both flowers & toys once in a while. Mmm.

In other news: See
newly posted, available flower paintings in my Etsy Store.


  1. Love this one Diane. The colors are killer and you just keep getting better and better!

  2. hi diane!
    i love both your flower and toy paintings!
    it is wonderful you have favorite subjects to switch between. just go with the flow and paint whatever you are in the mood for!

  3. I'd love to see your large toy paintings. I think they would be outstanding!

  4. Carol: Thank you especially for your encouragement with the flower paintings, I REALLY appreciate it.

    Melissa and Emmitt: Yes, I don't think I will quit the toys, just put 'em on the backburner for the moment.

    Sheila: Ha, thanks...

  5. This is really lovely. The choice of colors you used for the flowers make this very interesting and exciting.

  6. I love the idea of combining flowers and toys. While I was reading the post, that was what I thought of too.I hope you can always paint what gives you joy.


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