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Morning Ramble, 20 x 16 inches

Morning Ramble, 20 x 16 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.

Butterfly Princess, 16 x 24 inches

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Butterfly Princess by Elizabeth Floyd, 16 x 24 inches, oil on linen
Butterfly Princess by Elizabeth Floyd, 16 x 24 inches, oil on linen

Butterfly Princess

My dear daughter Naomi is a girl who likes to dress up, and tiaras are a favorite accessory. One spring morning this year when the tulips were at their height, Naomi had dressed and primped from preschool and looked so beautiful in the morning sunlight, I had to capture the moment and turn it into a painting.

...................................................................... Framed Painting {16" x 24" – oil on linen} ......................................................................

Exhibition Schedule: . Principle Gallery, Alexandria, VA 8/2016-9/2016 . Awarded Honorable Mention in the 8th Annual Expressions Portrait Competition, ArtSpace, Herndon, VA 10/5/2016-10/28/2016

Clover Flower Crown, 18 x 14 inches

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Clover Flower Crown by Elizabeth Floyd, oil on linen, 18 x 14 inches
Clover Flower Crown by Elizabeth Floyd, oil on linen, 18 x 14 inches

Clover Flower Crown, Naomi

My dear daughter Naomi turned five yesterday.

This portrait of Naomi was of a fun afternoon when I was not feeling well and we were hanging out on a blanket in our backyard. I was laying back and she began to gather clover flowers for me to make me feel better. It was so cute, that I was revived enough to make her a flower crown of the clover flowers found in our yard. We had three different types of clover, the common White Clover, Red Clover, and Large Hop Clover. I loved how each of them worked together. Weeds can be wonderful things, even if they do try to take over sometimes :)

This is how she looks this summer, sun-kissed with freckles, shoulder length hair and a whimsical smile.

...................................................................... Framed Painting {18" x 14" – oil on linen} ......................................................................

Three-Woman Exhibition and Portrait Painting Demo in August

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Hello,This August my work will be part of a three-woman exhibition! (Yay!) I am super excited about this opportunity to have my work hang beside the talented Cindy Procious and Mia Bergeron.

The next three months are going to be busy. To make sure I am ready for August, I am painting a lot, exploring new painting subjects along with focusing on my floral still-life work. (I have some previews of some of the work I have finished so far, however I have yet to photograph them… more to come later.)

In addition to the exhibition, the Principle Gallery is also hosing another FaceOff Portrait Painting demonstration. We three ladies (Cindy, Mia, and I) will paint a portrait sketch in three hours on Saturday, August 27th.

In order to prepare for this event, I need your help. If you live in the DC area, I am looking for people to volunteer for a 2-hour practice portrait sketch. Here is a link to available dates.

And this is a recent portrait sketch completed a few weeks ago. 20160428 sheba sketch

Two summers ago I participated in this event, and you can read more about how I prepared for the FaceOff then. Read more here and here.