Thursday, December 30, 2010

"Irises" by Julie Riker

oil on canvas

I have hundreds of irises in my yard and started this painting when they were blooming in the spring.   Originally I just had painted the pitcher with the flowers in it but always felt it was off balance, so last week I added the flower on the table which really helped to complete the piece.

This painting, along with 4 other paintings of mine,  will be hanging in Gallerie 13 for the month of January as part of the Featured New Artists show.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Season's Greetings!

"Christmas Morning"
6x8 oil
on wood panel

Wishing all my client's and friends a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  Thanks to everyone who helped to support and encourage me through this economicallly challenging, yet artistically inspiring year.  Here's hoping for a great 2011 for all!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Coral Rose by Julie Riker

5x7 oil

This was my first attempt at a challenge painting for Lela Stankovic's blog  This was good practice in working from a photo reference and I enjoyed seeing how other artists interpreted the same image.