This painting is in response to an exceptionally long winter in northern Minnesota this year when I felt especially color deprived. Based on a scene at my brother's home in California, where his orchids are spring-like and "joyful," I attempted to depict the atmosphere I long for. My work is strongly influenced by the Impressionists Henri Matisse and Paul Cezanne, and by Frida Kahlo.
Sandra Jensen Wogaman Loving this creation!!!
Sandra Hanken Bright and cheerful on another snowy morning!
Laura Bridwell Love it
Pat Danielson Color! So hungry for color...
Lynne King Wonderful!
Karla Nelson nice
Barb Crowder Frazee Beautiful Therese.
Karl Swartz Beautiful! Is the elephant in the calendar picture painting? BTW, the orchid is Dendrobium kingianum. A species native to Australia, it likes relatively cold weather, and blooms for me every year in late winter or early spring.
Richard Weis This is so positive and lovely!
Jeffrey Crist Stunning!
Diane Schiller Anderson THANK YOU for the color in this gray, white day....
Mary Bach Klug Love it.
Jeanne Hoffman Very pretty and the colors are quite cheerful
Spring Birds (Happiness Harbingers)
Libby and Rabbit
Libby and Sheep
Red Laundry Basket
Misty Mystical Mailbox: homage to Valentine's day
Picture Window: Ovals
Mayor Cornelius Kelleher
Mayor John J. O'Leary
Red Guitar Pick