Oil on Linen Board
I received some wonderful news this week - a note from Jill Holland at The Good Art Company in historic Fredericksburg, Texas, letting me know I have been juried into her gallery there. My talented friend Emily Leland is one of the artists in the gallery on Main Street. I am thrilled and honored to be in such good company and can hardly wait to pack up the art and make a trip down south to see old friends.
Golden Girls is a nod to one of my favorites, sunflowers, as I continue to paint as many new works as possible for the upcoming shows (and for the new gallery collection!). My first sunflower painting was completed in Santa Barbara, California, more years ago than I care to admit. Back then I worked in watercolor and took classes with Jonathan Winters under an amazing and gifted teacher who insisted Jonathan "keep his mouth shut" throughout her class. He had a tendency to have fun, and she would quickly lose control of the lesson plan if he was given free reign to make us all laugh.
I fell in love with the combination of pinks and sunflower yellows then, and I always try to find a way to combine the two colors in my sunflower paintings now.
One of my first Sunflower Paintings