I arranged these beautiful roses and irises for my art opening last night. Attendees encouraged me to paint them so I did. I painted then fast and loose. I think they capture the feeling of the event and the lovely time I spent with everyone that came.
My former neighbor asked me to paint her old house that they built and where her kids grew up. This house is right next to me in East Dallas. So, I could run out and check out the details when the photos failed me. These portraits make nice gifts for yourself, family members. or new home owners.
Come to my opening reception this Friday night at 3500 Gaston Ave in the Baylor Hospital complex, Dallas. There are 22 new oil paintings of flowers and landscapes from across the US and other far flung places.
Mom always had a big bunch of day lilies in her garden. They grow effortlessly in Michigan, or else she made it look like that. I have had no luck here in Dallas. This painting will be at my show at the Baylor Health Sciences Library opening on March 15.
(c)Ann McCann “Purple Touch Poppies” 9 X 12 Oil 2019
An attendee at my retirement/art party last Saturday at The Garden Cafe in Dallas bought this painting. We all seem to have a love affair with red poppies. If you ever get a chance to sit in a field of them, take it! I had my opportunity while visiting my daughter in Jerusalem.
I did a workshop with Patrick Saunders in San Antonio last weekend for painting flowers. Here are the red poppies I did. Everyone loves red poppies. The purple in the center really pops. It would be fun to paint giant red poppies.
I saw this scene at the Middleton plantation outside of Charleston on the Ashley River. Before the Civil War, this was used as a rice field which was backbreaking and dangerous work. I was attracted to the cloud reflections in the water and the tiny strip of land with the distant trees.