Principle Gallery

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.

Face Off IV and Exhibition: Elizabeth Floyd, Mia Bergeron, & Cindy Procious

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faceoffIV{an image from the FaceOff event in 2014}

Face Off IV Elizabeth Floyd, Mia Bergeron, & Cindy Procious Principle Gallery | Alexandria Exhibition Opening and Painting Demonstrations Saturday, August 27th, 1:00-4:00pm

1 model, 3 artists, 3 paintings, 3 styles, and 3 hours: the Face Off is once again here! Principle Gallery is hosting the three of us, Mia Bergeron, Cindy Procious, and me (Elizabeth Floyd) in the gallery as they paint for a live audience. Join us Saturday, August 27th from 1-4 PM to grab some refreshments, watch these three fabulously talented women paint, and to check out each artist's group of brand new artworks!

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I will be showing new work at this exhibition, a bunch of still-life paintings and one figurative piece.  Stay tuned as I update my website with all the images.

And if you are in the area, please come on out to see the exhibition and portrait demonstration!

Rembrandt Tulips, 20 x 20 inches

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Rembrandt Tulips by Elizabeth Floyd, 20 x 20 inches, oil on linen

Rembrandt Tulips

The tulip season nearly passed me by, I feel fortunate that I was able to paint this painting in the spring. I have found that I am unwilling to cut my tulips in the garden sometimes, they just look so lovely.

...................................................................... Framed Painting $3,000 Available for Sale at the Principle Gallery, Alexandria {20" x 20" – oil on linen panel} ......................................................................

Camellias, 14 x 18 inches

Camellias by Elizabeth Floyd, 14 x 18 inches, oil on linen

Camellias by Elizabeth Floyd, 14 x 18 inches, oil on linen

Camellias

Every time I am at my kitchen window, I look out at three new camellia bushes, they bring me so much joy. For several years the view out of my kitchen was plain, then early this spring I realized that I wanted to add some evergreen hedging against the fence opposite my kitchen window, I only wish I had planted them sooner. To me, my expanding garden is one of the deepest felt and enjoyed pleasures in my life. Yes, each time I expand a part of my garden I wonder, why am I giving myself more to do outside when I barely keep up with what I have, but when a new area gets planted, all those reservations go away.

This painting is the first of many camellia paintings to come.


AVAILABLE

Principle Gallery | Alexandria 208 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 phone: 703.739.9326 info@principlegallery.com

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

Delightful Daffodils in Pewter Cup, 8 x 7 inches

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Narcissus Tete-a-Tete by Elizabeth Floyd, 8 x 7 inches, oil on linen panel

Delightful Daffodils in Pewter Cup

Narcissus 'tete-a-tete' are some of my favorite harbingers of a warmer season to come.

...................................................................... Framed Painting Available for Sale at the Principle Gallery, Alexandria {8" x 7" – oil on linen panel} ......................................................................

Still Life Invitational at the Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA

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Language of Objects (2) 2016 04 Just a quick hello to share some fun news.

This month I have several pieces in the Principle Gallery's Still Life Invitational: The Language of Objects.  My work will be alongside some phenominal still-life artists, like Teresa Fischer, Cindy Procious, Jacob Pfeiffer, and Louise Fenne, to name a few.

I feel so honored to be a part of this exhibition.

The opening reception is this Friday!  April 15th, from 6:30-9:00pm, and then on Saturday, April 16th I will be at the gallery participating in a live painting demonstration from 1-4:00pm.  

If you are in the area please stop by at one of these events,

Liz

Yellow Colossus, 7 x 5 inches

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Colossus Yellow by Elizabeth Floyd, 7 x 5 inches, oil on linen panel

Colossus Yellow

Pansies were the first flowers that came back to life in the garden this spring.  I love these colossus pansies because their flowers are so large and dynamic.

...................................................................... Framed Painting SOLD, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA {7" x 5" – oil on linen} ......................................................................

Cox Pippin Apple, 6 x 10 inches

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Cox Pippin Apple by Elizabeth Floyd, oil on linen panel, 6x10 inches

Cox Pippin Apple

If ever I am in need of a painting "pick-me-up" I invariably seek out some apples to paint. This Cox Pippin was handy and I am so happy with how it turned out, just between you and me, I love how the yellow color notes in the apple are also found in the old Coca-Cola crate.

...................................................................... Framed Painting: SOLD Part of the December Small Works Exhibition Available for Sale, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA {6" x 10″ – oil on linen}

Pansies, 8 x 10 inches

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Pansies by Elizabeth Floyd, oil on linen panel, 8x10 inches

Pansies

With the shortening days and the cooler nights, my garden is beginning to slow down except for the pansies. Expect to see several more paintings of pansies in the coming weeks.

...................................................................... Framed Painting SOLD, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA {8" x 10″ – oil on linen}

Sunflowers in a Stoneware Pitcher, 12 x 16 inches

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Sunflowers in a Stoneware Pitcher by Elizabeth Floyd, 12 x 16 inches, oil on linen
Sunflowers in a Stoneware Pitcher by Elizabeth Floyd, 12 x 16 inches, oil on linen

Sunflowers in a Stoneware Pitcher As a gardener, I allow volunteers to take root, mostly because I love all that may come from these unexpected guests, and this year I was blessed with four volunteer sunflowers. They are not the gigantic flowerhead variety, but more diminutive, and to me, more delicate and charming.

...................................................................... Framed Painting: SOLD Available for Sale, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA {12" x 16″ – oil on linen}

Rembrandt Tulips on a Wood Box, 16 x 20 inches

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Rembrandt Tulips on a Wood Box

This was my last tulip painting I was able to focus on this past spring before the temperatures got hot and every tulip lost its vigor. I had been admiring the tulips blooming in the garden and was somewhat hesitant to strip them from their place when I reminded myself that if they were painted, their beauty would remain for additional enjoyment for days to come.

So with this painting, I am sharing all that I love and believe is special about Rembrandt tulips, basking in the deep variegated color and the beautiful and graceful shapes of the flowers that split between subdued curves and whimsical arabesques.

Rembrandt Tulips on a Wood Box
16 x 20 inches, oil on linen


Available:

Currently showing at the Principle Gallery | Alexandria
Contact: info@principlegallery.com


Exhibition History:
10th Annual International Guild of Realism Juried Exhibition

Rembrandt Tulip, 10 x 8 inches

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Rembrandt Tulip

Rembrandt Tulip

To me, Rembrandt tulips epitomize all that is special about tulips, deep variegated color, beautiful shape, and a graceful curve of stem and leaves.

...................................................................... Framed Painting: SOLD Available for Sale, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA {8" x 10″ – oil on linen}

Tete-e-Tete Daffodils, 6 x 6 inches

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Tete-e-Tete Daffodils

Tete-e-Tete Daffodils

Tete-e-Tete daffodils are one of my favorite of the narcissus family to paint. They are tiny in size and still have so much personality, and are also some of the earliest to poke out of the ground to begin blooming.

This painting was my first demonstration during the flower painting workshop I taught a few weeks ago. I started with these flowers because I wanted to focus on how to simplify and abstract the shapes of the flowers when beginning a painting. By simplifying the organic shapes of flowers into basic geometric forms, one can easily breakdown the complexity that is often found in bouquets and create unity within a painting. And daffodils are great painting subjects because their petals and trumpets can both be simplified into hexagonal patterns.

...................................................................... Framed Painting: SOLD {6" x 6″ – oil on linen}

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{As an aside, my daughter Naomi and I were out driving this afternoon and she commented on the different sized daffodils blooming in a median as being part of a family. Tete-e-tete daffodils were the “baby” daffodils and the larger ones are the momma and the papa daffodils. My outlook towards these miniature daffodils has altered for life}

Paperwhites and Bottles, 16 x 12 inches

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Paperwhites with Bottles

Paperwhites and Bottles

This winter I was given some paperwhite bulbs from my sister. It was an appreciated gift that kept on giving through the gray months of January and February.

...................................................................... Framed Painting: $1250 Available for Sale, Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA {16" x 12″ – oil on linen}

First Daffodils of Spring, 14 x 18 inches

First Daffodils of Spring

First Daffodils of Spring

First Daffodils of Spring

The first spring that we lived in our home I was delighted to discover some daffodils blooming under and around a large oak in our yard. And in the subsequent years I have added more and more patches of daffodils, all in anticipation for the first daffodils to emerge from the ground.

As spring starts to show in the world, I become full of hope and excitement. Every morning I will go out and scout the areas where I know some bulbs were planted, just to see what may have emerged in the previous 24 hours. Sometimes counting the number of flower buds in anticipation of floral abundance and what I may bring inside to paint!

This painting was completed last spring, just as the world was warming up. I was motivated to capture every sparkling detail and shimmer of the cool spring light that was filtering into the studio. I was fascinated with the bright yellows and translucency of the petals, and how notes of glowing color could be found when I would slow down and observe the flowers carefully.


AVAILABLE

Principle Gallery | Alexandria
208 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
phone: 703.739.9326
info@principlegallery.com

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