All paintings were completed in one session, painted from life with flowers from my garden. 

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.  There are times in between larger projects, when I just want to explore and push paint around without having a specific goal other than living in the moment.  These alla prima oil-sketches are just that, snapshots of the world at a given moment.