Monday, December 20, 2010

Un-Seasonable Greetings, or, I'm Dreaming of a White... Hollyhock?

"White Hollyhock"  oil 36" x 36"

Whatever your current weather, whatever your tradition of holidays... hope you're winding down the year and relaxing... dreaming big dreams of a better 2011... 

(Did anyone else see the red moon eclipse last night...? So mysterious and beautiful!)

A few of my canvases at
Gallery Leonardo in Leadville, Colorado


  1. Wow! This flower is gorgeous!
    and it looks so great on the wall of the Gallery!

    thank you,

  2. Stunning and beautiful- must be over the top in person. Happy Holidays!

  3. Beautiful, R... and happy holidays to you and yours.

  4. The crisp clean shadows in this are so beautiful! And thanks for sharing the photo of your paintings on the wall. Would love to see them up close!

  5. This is amazing..
    Happy new year to you too.

  6. Très jolies photos et belles peintures...
    Bises et joyeuses fêtes

  7. The whiteness of this beautiful flower just literally takes my breath away...Your paintings lift the senses...I love them!

  8. It's a bright sunny day on that petunia, beautiful R! I love the way your paintings look hanging in the gallery too!!

  9. LOVE this painting. beautiful work in those shadows R. we're in holiday craziness here... happy holidays and cheerful new years to you!!

  10. What a beautiful photo of a flower. Are you planning to paint it? :-)

    I did not get to see the lunar eclipse. It rains only once in a blue moon here in Vegas - and I guess we can now add once in a lunar eclipse...

    Merry Christmas, R! I hope you have a great one.


  11. Absolutely stunning, R.
    Merry Christmas!

  12. Simplesmente maravilhoso, fica-se sem palavras, e eu que
    não sou um grande admirador dos temas florais, mas perante
    tal obra, ela própria derrota-nos.
    Um feliz Natal e um Ano 2011 cheio de tinta.
    É o desejo deste seu amigo deste lado do Atlântico.

    Just wonderful, you become speechless, and that I
    I'm not a big fan of floral themes, but before
    such work itself defeat us.
    A merry Christmas and a Year 2011 full of ink.
    It is the desire of his friend on this side of the Atlantic.

  13. I love the shadow that is being cast on the face of the flower from its petals. Really beautiful and striking!

  14. Wow - just gorgeous! And the gallery display is wonderful!

  15. Beautiful work! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  16. You really are so darned good R! What a beautiful painting of a beautiful flower. Hope you had a great Christmas!

  17. Absolutely beautiful white hollyhock! Very inspiring! I love it!!
    Have a great holiday season, R!

  18. your work stuns me, every time. simply perfect!

  19. I love this painting, it is so beautiful! Inspirational!


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