petunias

Petunias II

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Petunias II

I look forward to the day when Naomi begins to play make-believe and wants to start hosting tea parties for her dolls and stuffed animals.  In a way, I imagine these times will be full of color, chatter, and a sense of friendship, with a table set with flowers, an old and maybe chipped tea set, and some of the embroidered linens from my collection.

Maybe a scene similar to this will be set on her table...

{8" x 8" (20.3 x 20.3 cm) – oil on canvas panel}
SOLD

{14" x 14" (35.6 x 35.6 cm) with frame}

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This is a painting from my Bountiful Observations series, with 25% of the net proceeds of each sale being donated to the American Horticultural Society.

Petunias I, 8 x 8 inches

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Petunias I

The first of three, inspired as the fictitious centerpieces of a table set for tea with friends.

This painting began when the DC region was experiencing warm and sunny days, so much so that my petunias were thriving!  They were so beautiful, they deserved to be the focus of more paintings before the first frost occured.

I was drawn to their varying pinks and how they paired with the colorful and whimsical vases and bowls I have from the store Anthropologie.

Anthropologie has the wonderful aesthetic of combining vintage one-of-a-kind items with a colorful and hip feeling.  I just love going into their store and browsing, inspiration abounds, especially in the house goods section!

{8" x 8" (20.3 x 20.3 cm) – oil on canvas panel}
Framed painting: SOLD

{14" x 14" (35.6 x 35.6 cm) with frame}

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This is a painting from my Bountiful Observations series, with 25% of the net proceeds of each sale being donated to the American Horticultural Society.

Work in Progress: Petunias Triptych {Bountiful Observations Series}

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{what is on the easel and the current setup}

Have you ever started a project, and once you were in the middle of it you realized it would require a LOT more time to complete? This happened to me last week when I began to work on the next painting in the Bountiful Observations series.

The DC region has been having such warm weather that my petunias have just been fantastic, and I wanted to paint them before a freeze occurs and kills them off. So instead of setting up one composition for a single painting, I was inspired to create three setups. All coordinated around three vases and some bowls I have from the cool shop, Anthropologie.

The first two paintings of the triptych are in different stages, somewhat near completion but not quite. And the third painting has been blocked in but I am still not satisfied, so will probably tweak it some more as this week progresses.

Next Monday I hope to have the first of this series ready to offer. So please stay tuned...

Petunias and Apple, 8 x 8 inches

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Petunias & Apple

Painting this still life was like returning to visit an old friend I had missed so very much because the hustle and bustle of life had kept me away. Then once in the presence of this dear friend, I wanted to soak up every nuance and lilt of the voice.

I did this by slowing down and enjoying the experience, knowing I had the entire day to enjoy.

May your Monday be a good one! It is good to be back at work.

Liz

{8" x 8" (20.3 x 20.3 cm) – oil on canvas panel}
{14" x 14" (35.6 x 35.6 cm) with frame}

Inquiries welcome, please email me for price, contact[at]elizabethfloyd.com

Petunia with Blue Willow Saucer {a small floral painting} SOLD

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Petunia and Blue Willow Saucer

Petunias with Blue Willow Saucer

{7" x 5" (17.8 x 12.7 cm) – oil on linen panel}
SOLD
Unframed painting: $100.00 starting bid + S&H

Another petunia made it into the studio... and as the weather warms up I am hopeful more will be available to paint...

It is raining here in the DC region, good for the flowers!

Have a good evening,
Liz

Two Petunias {a small floral painting}

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Two Petunias

Two Petunias

{7" x 5" (17.8 x 12.7 cm) – oil on linen panel}
Unframed painting: $100.00 starting bid + S&H

Last month one of my birthday gifts from S. was the removal of a dying juniper that took up almost half of the flower bed that boarders our driveway. Now that it is gone I have been able to fill in the space with a lilac bush and other annuals, including the petunias in this painting.