Monday, August 6, 2007

Best Wishes

Best Wishes, oil on linen, 40"x 30"
$6600 framed
(ask about availability)

I set up this still life on my studio window ledge looking out to my patio. The subtle backlighting was really interesting to me. I love how the sunlight comes through the drapes and how the shadows fall in front of the apples. This stunning wildflower bouquet was a birthday surprise from my husband. :0)


Laura Stamps said...

Wow...what a beautiful painting! And the fact that it was a gift is such a sweet inspiration for it too. Neat!

Love the rock wall in the background of that painting. I noticed it especially today, because it looks so cool. In Columbia, SC, this week we are having highs around 101, and humidity at 80%. Hot! Had to sprinkle my garden with the hose on my way in the house from my errands this morning, when I usually water in the evening. But everything was wilting, especially the morning glories.

BTW, have you ever done a painting of morning glories? Since they are vines I can just see them falling over the edge of the vase. But I am growing mine in a big 20-inch wide clay pot with a trellis that reaches 4 feet in height. They have already wrapped themselves around it a gazillion times and are now making a thick mass at the top full of blooms. Maybe you should plant some in a pot next year with a trellis? I can only imagine the gloriously beautiful painting you could create from a composition like that. :)

Stay cool!

Lisa Palombo said...

Glad you liked the painting, "Best Wishes." It is a very large painting and was a lot of fun to create. Presently, I am working on small 5"x7" paintings (minis). I plan on announcing the "100 minis" collection will very interesting to see the painting stay tuned!

BTW, I haven't been successful in cutting morning glories for indoor still lifes...they tend to wilt quickly, but I have done a few sketches, plein-air style (outside on my french easel).

Stay cool yourself! :0)

Laura Stamps said...

Love the idea of your 100 Minis Collection! Without giving too much away, what flowers are you planning to include in those pieces?

Thanks for the "cool" wishes. It was 104 degrees yesterday and 103 today with a heat index of 110. Yikes! I'm watering the morning glories every day in this heat. But they are awesome in bloom. :)

Lisa Palombo said...

No secret... Morning Glory Laura, today I painted a still life of yellow wild roses in a white and blue ceramic pitcher. I am sure I will paint summer flowers as the summer unfolds. Every day is a new palette and canvas, so it's a surprise to me too.

Naturegirl said...

Lisa you are an artist that I speak of in my recent post with sunflowers!
Your bouquets of flowers are brought back to life by your~artists hands!~
I am so pleased to meet you and thank you for stopping by Nature-trail!
Your paintings are beautiful..truly you are gifted..I certainly will stop by again! hugs NG

Lisa Palombo said...

Thank you, Nature Girl, for your nice comments. It is my pleasure to meet you as well.

Speaking of's difficult not to absolutely love them! I have been painting sunflowers for years and never get tired of them...finding endless inspiration from these saffron yellow beauties.

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

Lisa thank you so much for your visit and comment. Your paintings are beautiful, and you are well accomplished too, I see. I will be back also, to see how you do with your new collection.

Gillian @ Indigo Blue said...

A Thank You present!

Your kind comments were appreciated. A blog banner for you. Use it or not, it's up to you...just thanks for being so sweet!


Laura Stamps said...

Congratulations, Lisa!! What a gorgeous banner!

As for flower news from my garden, it is 109 degrees today (120 heat index), high humidity, and the morning glories are NOT happy. I have watered them twice today. That is a first for me. I don't think I have ever watered anything twice in one day. Meanwhile the roses and azaleas are taking the heat in stride and look good. Not so the lawn.

Stay cool. Looking forward to a new flower painting post soon. LOVE your work! :)