Saturday, October 13, 2012

Spring Memories-Lilac

 Close ups

Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Donna was the hostess who supplied this great reference photo!

 I just had to try those lilacs! I'm not a floral painter by any means, but I really like the Springtime feelings this flower generates. I have some in my yard and they're only there for about two weeks tops. You have to look fast and enjoy them for the short time they're around. Sort of a mini lesson on life in general.

This is on a 7x5 canvas panel. A little brush and a lot of palette knife!

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking and commenting!

This painting was influenced by the style of the great
innovative artist, Julie Ford Oliver.


My Etsy

Song Of Solomon 2:11    Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land.


  1. you make it seem easy....but it's not! Love the subtle shifts in color---great job!

  2. I love lilacs, Dean, and I love how you painted them. They are in my top two favorite flowers of all time. Their scent is heavenly.

  3. Love the soft edges. I think Julie's work is beautiful.

  4. Love lilacs and their fragrance, super little painting.

  5. This has such beautiful harmony, Dean. I am not sure I could do this well.
    You are very generous and I appreciate it.

    Are you painting your undies for the DPW Challenge?!!!!

  6. Hi there Dean!... This Spring Time reflection hangs right in there with ALL of your gems... as small lessons in life!

    Your paintings always combine with your strong and abiding interior spirituality... to project to all of us who admire you... a lesson in conducting a meaningful life!

    Good Fall Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  7. Celeste...Not easy is very true. It's like turning over your control to the paint itself....If that makes any sense.

  8. Sherry...I agree completely! The lilac scent fills my backyard every Spring.

  9. Than you, Pam! Yes, Julie's work is very eye catching.

  10. Thank you so much, Claire! :)

  11. Thanks for stopping by, Diana...I really enjoyed the work on your blog!

  12. Thanks for the huge compliment, Julie...but I know you could!

    I just don't know if the world is ready for my drawers.
    But I'm surely looking forward to seeing your fractured unmentionables! :)

  13. Thank you, Bruce, for those beautiful words!
    Your paintings and your words reveal a truly artistic soul. I always look forward to your comments, my friend.

  14. Beautiful painting, Dean! I love the colors of these flowers..and how it takes up the entire canvas...LOVE IT!!!

  15. Beautiful harmonious flower painting Dean.

  16. Good to "see" you again, Barbara! Thanks for the kind words.


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