Being an avid gardener, I want to share the joy I feel in growing flowers and living with them in our home with you.  I paint floral still-lifes from life, experiencing each season and what is brings. 

Life is fleeting, and by taking the time to focus on the seasons and to paint what is in bloom, I aim to share a sense of beauty that has a more lasting quality.

Here is a selection of some floral Still-life Paintings:

Pansies, 8x10 inches, oil on panel, studio painting - framed, AVAILABLE, for more information contact@elizabethfloyd.com

Pansies, 8x10 inches, oil on panel, studio painting - framed, AVAILABLE, for more information contact@elizabethfloyd.com

Daffodil in Ball Canning Jar, 8x6 inches, oil on panel, studio painting - framed, AVAILABLE, for more information contact@elizabethfloyd.com

Daffodil in Ball Canning Jar, 8x6 inches, oil on panel, studio painting - framed, AVAILABLE, for more information contact@elizabethfloyd.com

Hellebore, 9x7 inches, oil on panel, studio painting - framed, AVAILABLE, for more information info@principlegallery.com

Hellebore, 9x7 inches, oil on panel, studio painting - framed, AVAILABLE, for more information info@principlegallery.com

Dahlias in Salt Glaze Bowl, 20x16 inches, oil on linen, studio painting - framed, AVAILABLE, for more information info@principlegallery.com

Dahlias in Salt Glaze Bowl, 20x16 inches, oil on linen, studio painting - framed, AVAILABLE, for more information info@principlegallery.com

Amaryllis “Ambiance”, 6x9 inches, oil on panel, alla prima oil-sketch, unframed,  AVAILABLE

Amaryllis “Ambiance”, 6x9 inches, oil on panel, alla prima oil-sketch, unframed, AVAILABLE

Cyclamen, 6x5 inches, oil on panel, alla prima oil-sketch, unframed,  AVAILABLE

Cyclamen, 6x5 inches, oil on panel, alla prima oil-sketch, unframed, AVAILABLE

Studio paintings are those that require multiple painting sessions at the easel. Often an oil-study has been completed before the commencement of the larger painting. With studio paintings, I use direct and indirect painting techniques, so a painting will have several layers of oil paint, some layers are altered with a medium to apply paint in a more transparent and luminous way.

Alla prima oil-sketches are paintings completed in one session. As my artistic practice has shifted to completing larger paintings and incorporating more figurative work, these floral oil-sketches have become an integral part of my creative process. I paint them seasonally throughout the year. They are opportunities to just paint, enjoying the moment and rejoicing in the beauty of nature.


Elevating everyday moments into fine art

 

-this is my mantra.  I am drawn to objects of beauty that still have the impression of the craftsman’s hand.  I value all hand-cultivated arts and strive to incorporate these items into my paintings. 

 

A little about me:

I am an artist and teacher living in Alexandria, VA.

I am someone who seeks clarity of ideas.  I am drawn to color, pattern, and detail.  In my artwork, I am fascinated with incorporating beauty observed in my surroundings, always striving to celebrate the simple moments of life. 

It is with much gratitude that I find myself an artist today.  This was not always the case. I went to school to be an architect, and then practiced for nine years.

On the eve of turning 35, I left the architectural profession to pursue being an artist full-time.  I parlayed the strong observational and sketching skills gained from being an architect towards mastering representational oil painting. By establishing a self-directed study plan, I gained proficiency by attending art classes and workshops, and by copying masterpieces at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Now I work and teach in my home studio and garden, creating paintings that are firmly rooted in intensive observation while celebrating the seasons of the year.

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