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Loving Those Lilies

Posted in art, How to Paint, inspiration, Painting, Watercolors with tags , , , , , on September 26, 2017 by sebland

imageTo many of us, finding inspiration is not always easy. We don’t always stroll into our studios with a clear plan. It’s very nice to know exactly what we’re going to paint,  and some of us try to find our prompts, or ideas, in magazines, photos on the Internet, or even our imaginations. It’s really nice on the rare occasion when a friend will trigger your imagination. This happened recently to me. I’d been painting every day for a month and was frankly running out of ideas.  One of my friends told me she’d love to see some Calla lilies. Cool! For the next several days I plan to paint a number of pieces . I hope you will enjoy them with me. This piece is available at my new gallery on http://www.dailypaintworks.com, under artist S. E. Bland.

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Mama’s Flowers

Posted in art, Painting, Watercolors with tags , , , , on August 27, 2017 by sebland

image.jpegMy mama loved flowers. Her irises, gladioli, zinnias, lilac, hollyhocks and dahlias were a source of joy and graced the altar at our little church many Sundays during my childhood. She was also a meticulous housekeeper. I’m afraid I inherited none of those genes! My friends won’t even let me near their silk flowers because I’ve caused even them to wilt. That’s why I’m grateful to be able to recreate these memories in watercolor. I’ve begun showing them on dailypaintworks.com. They are up for auction this week and next. Hope you enjoy them!

A Piece of Sunshine

Posted in art, Painting, Watercolors with tags , , on August 25, 2017 by sebland

image.jpegif one is lucky occasionally a painting will be sheer joy. When I accepted the “Painting a Day” challenge, I knew inspiration could be a problem. Not so on this day. Sunflowers seemed to beckon to me and this one was fun from beginning to end! Not only did it it seem to paint itself, it sold almost immediately after I finished it. Thanks to a lovely patron it is going to live in London! I’m happy to plant a sunflower on English soil.

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