Tuesday, February 22, 2011

French Broom Painting by Andrew Daniel

Often, when I am going for hikes, I bring my camera to take pictures of the plants. This scotch broom was found along the dune trails behind Mad River Beach. I've painted a larger version from the photo, but this time I thought it would be fun to zoom in on a few flowers. There are so many great shapes in a flower bush if you look closely!

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Yellow Bush Lupin painting by Andrew Daniel

Yellow Bush Lupin by Andrew Daniel 7" x 5" (17cm x 13cm) oil on wood

I came across this Yellow Bush Lupin on a walk in the dune forest behind Mad River Beach near Arcata in Northern California. I like the stacked up yellows flower petals that this species displays.

If you haven't explored this area you might enjoy it. The bushes and trees there have been shaped by the harsh winds.

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Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Gearheart Pond painting by Andrew Daniel

Gearheart Pond by Andrew Daniel 7" x 12" (18cm x 30cm)

Gearheart Pond is one of my favorite places to paint, because of the oval shaped islands with reeds and the distant vista in the background. Every time I paint it feels fresh and inspiring to me, even though it's so familiar to my brush.

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