There Were Three
Like No Other
My models are so fascinating and sensual; they
each have their own distinct personalities. They beg for
intimacy & appreciation. When painting these flowers from
photographic portraits that others and I have taken, I use
colors, textures & dimension to convey their beauty on canvas.
Each floral portrait is first painted onto a Foam Core canvas.
Only after this is completed do I begin to design the background
canvas. Sometimes Iíll paint a very abstract border, see
And Then There Were Three, while other times distinct
patterns are fun as seen on my painting Arum Lilies.
Once the background canvas is completed I then layer decorative
papers, hand or machine-made on top to accentuate both the
portrait & background. Depending upon how the flower moves me,
the papers may be placed flush, as seen in Oriental Poppy,
or sculpted as in A Rose Like No Other.
In Trio Of Fuchsia Orchids I combined beadwork to
add yet another dimension to the painting.
Most often I work with acrylic paints, as their quick drying
time allows me to layer each dimension upon completion. The down
side is that acrylics are non-forgiving. Once you apply the
paint it is there for good, & cannot be removed. Oil paints
however, take approximately a year to cure, & allow for change.
Fame Lily was done as an oil painting.
The paintings you see here are one of a kind works that
I've completed for various clients. If you are
interested in commissioning a painting, please contact me at
or at (650) 759-7007.