Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lilac Dreams

"Lilac Dreams"
8 X 10
Oil on Hardboard


I did not sleep well last night, and when a thunderstorm rolled through at 4am I decided to just get up and paint.  Hubby was kind enough to pick these lilacs for me yesterday.  They are such an assertive flower both with their beauty and their scent.  You can smell them wherever you are in the house.

Julie Ford Oliver inspired me this morning with her blog post Experimenting With Plums.  I love Julie's work and this one just blew me away!  So, since plums were the only fruit in the house with any life in them I decided to give them another go and try not to over-work them.

I sent a message to the store I am approaching about selling my art.  They have already responded.  They are currently out of town on spring break but will contact me when they get back.  My brain is going a million miles an hour planning what my presentation will be like.  So excited!

Here is how it might look framed.

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  1. I LOVE this painting,I love how you painted the lilacs and the colour harmony with the plums!!!
    Every painting you do is better than the last and I can't wait for some good news!!!
    Hopefully the ceramic hen will reach you soon,maybe in time for the Easter challenge.

  2. Lilacs are my all time favorite spring flower - for their look & fragrance. Love the combo with the plums.

    And good luck with the store!!!!!

  3. This is so beautiful Carla, the colors are super and I love the scent that springs from the painting :-)))

  4. Thank you ladies. This was fun to paint.


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