Artwork

Two Lemons, 20 x 16 inches

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Two Lemons
20 x 16 inches 
oil on prepared aluminum panel


A gathered collection of some of my favorite things. An old wood box found in a small town in Texas, a vintage quilt from Massachusetts, and a Japanese plate found in a thrift shop in DC. And lemons, one of my favorite fruits to paint.


Available:
$2200 USD

Please send all inquiries to contact@elizabethfloyd

All Available Studio Paintings

Pomegranates and Ginger Jar, 9 x 16 inches

Pomegranates and Ginger Jar, 9 x 16 inches, oil on linen

Pomegranates and Ginger Jar, 9 x 16 inches, oil on linen

One of the best things about painting from life is that each painting turns into a seasonal record. Pomegranates are a fixture in our house starting in December going through February. I always welcome seeing them in the stores because it signals to me that we are truly entering the winter season.


SOLD

Did you know that I accept still-life painting commissions? Send me an email if you would like me to create a special piece of art for you and your home.

Sunflower, 9 x 20 inches

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Sunflower

9 x 20 inches 

oil on linen


This is was the only sunflower I brought into the studio to paint during the summer of 2018. The summer flew by, and flowers can be so fleeting.


This painting is available at the Principle Gallery, Alexandria. 

Principle Gallery | Alexandria

208 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

For pricing and availability:

phone: 703.739.9326

info@principlegallery.com

Visit the website link to see other paintings the gallery has of mine.

Commission a Peony Painting

“David Harum” Peony, 16 x 9 inches, oil on panel

“David Harum” Peony, 16 x 9 inches, oil on panel

“David Harum” Peony was completed last year by commission, it was a surprise birthday gift.  I take a few paintings commissions of specific flowers I grow each year, and these paintings make fantastic gifts.

My floral still-life paintings are only completed from life when my garden flowers are in season.  Peonies start opening the first week in May and continue blooming through early June. 

Reserve your commission now and secure my studio time during peony season.

Email me if interested!

Special Oil-Sketch Sale

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Available for a short time, are some small oil-sketches I have completed this year and in previous years.

All paintings are alla-prima paintings, meaning they have been started one and completed in one painting session. These sketches have become a part of my studio process as I have shifted to creating larger and more complex paintings. These are simple paintings that are expressions of one moment in time. The flowers are from my garden.

Please stop by and check out the special sale!

They make for great holiday gifts to loved ones and dear friends.

Another Portrait of Naomi Along with Some Other Thoughts...

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Hello,

Earlier this year I completed this portrait of my daughter, Naomi, it has all the aspects I love exploring in a painting, a particularly challenging light effect, a use of expressive color, and my beloved daughter wrapped in the first quilt I ever completed.

In June this painting graced the cover of the local magazine, Elan.  I was honored to have Natalia Megas write an article about my career path and work.

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And today, as I write this post, I feel fortunate to be an artist and to create on a daily basis.  Especially as the person in my life who had a profound influence on the interests I have cultivated as an adult is no longer here. 

Last week my grandmother passed away, and it is her influence on me as a child that led me to be committed to “making and creating” my way through life.  I have been thinking a lot about her since I heard the news that she had died and I keep asking myself to remember the various ways she shaped me.

One experience stands out to me the most.  It took place when I was nine years old and I was staying with her for an extended visit.  When I arrived the only clothes packed were play clothes, nothing nice enough to wear to church.  This was unacceptable to Grammer (what the grandkids called her), however she immediately solved the issue by sewing a quick shirt and skirt ensemble for me.  I still remember the blue calico pattern of the top, it was one of her fabrics she would use in her quilts. Grammer was a quilting fanatic at the time, and through this experience, I learned that it was possible to make and create your way out of problem or situation.

My desire to always have some sort of sewing project going can be directly related to her influence.  I will miss my grandmother, however I know every time I sit down to quilt or sew, I will be with her in spirit. 

This post is more personal than I typically like to publish, however, I am hopeful by sharing these thoughts and feelings I will better be able to metabolize the grief I am currently experiencing and begin creating again.

Thank you for reading,  Liz

Morning Ramble, 16 x 15 inches

Morning Ramble, 16 x 15 inches

Morning Ramble

Last year in early June, my old garden was blooming well. Sweet Williams had taken over a corner of my flowerbeds, the chives I had separated and planted in a row, trying to create a bordering edge the year before were a riot of blooms, and everything else was green and lush. The garden was getting ready for the height of late June.

Ringtone and Flower Record Daffodils, 14 x 11 inches

Ringtone and Flower Record Daffodils, 14 x 11 inches

Ringtone and Flower Record Daffodils

In my quest to always paint the flowers that I grow in my garden, about three years ago, I began reading more about gardening. The magazine that has had the most influence on me in the last few years is the British periodical, "Gardens Illustrated" and as a result of religiously reading this magazine from cover to cover, I have begun to realize how helpful it is to use the correct names for the different plants and flowers I grow.

Peony Festiva Maxima and Flower Bud, 8 x 10 inches

Peony Festiva Maxima and Flower Bud, 8 x 10 inches

Peonies Festiva Maxima and Flower Bud

This is a painting I began on my own in the studio, and then demonstrated to my Saturday morning students how I finish a piece.  Sometimes this final phase where I am tying up loose ends and trying to unify a piece can take extra time to resolve.  So after the 3-hour class was over, I continued on a bit more adding the finishing touches.