This is the most recent painting in the flower series. It's the first time I have worked on a canvas that is deep (1 1/2 inches ) on the side and the flowers continue on the edges. Nice not too have to frame this one. If you click on the picture you can get a larger view of the painting.
This is another painting in the cosmetic series. I have been painting this on my own prepared gessoed Gatorboard panels. It's been a challenge. I realized that I do prefer painting on canvas, but the panels with the smooth surface; let me do a more detailed painting. The gallery I am in wants some some smaller paintings for the Holiday show, so I will do a few more before the October dead line. My painting time has been limited this summer. Our Daughter gave birth to premature ( two month early ) twin boys in June; so I feel fortunate that we are close by to help care for them now that the boys are both home.