Happy November! Fall has finally arrived and as the flowers fade in our gardens, we’re reminded that we have to wait until spring for bright blooms to reappear. That’s why we’re thankful that our blogging bestie Jeanne reached out to us to let us know that her wonderful watercolors are now available for purchase on her website! What better way to survive the long winter months than with one of her pretty paintings…
Jeanne’s Parisian Peonies
More Parisian Peonies
Flowers are one of Jeanne’s favorite things to paint and this year they took her to Paris where she stalked peonies (no pun intended!) at the outdoor markets then painted them each evening, a brush in one hand and a glass of rosé in the other. We can just picture her in her Saint Germain des Prés apartment capturing their happiness and elegance to a tee!
Jeanne at Work
These Parisian blooms are now available – along with a year’s worth of floral watercolors – on Jeanne’s online store. Ranging in size from 5″ x 7″ to 11″ x 14″, these paintings make the perfect gift for flower lovers everywhere. And for those of you in the Seattle area, stop by Watson Kennedy where you can see Jeanne’s collection of exclusive paintings inspired by the owner, Ted.
We’re still on the hunt for art for our new living room so we were thrilled to receive Sandy Dooley’s email introducing us to her work. A landscape artist living and working in the beautiful Weald of Kent in the UK, Sandy is known for paintings that transport the viewer to the in-the-moment experience of being out in the countryside surrounded by the colors and visual richness of the natural world.
Given that her studio is in her garden and she works outside as much possible, Sandy exquisitely captures the moods of each season in her paintings – from the verdant greens of spring and warm tones of an Indian summer, to the deep rich hues of fall and the cool blues of winter. Her work feels as spontaneous and lush as an English garden and her vibrant colors would brighten any wall.
We’d invest in any number of these so it’s a good thing that Sandy’s paintings and prints are available online at Saatchi and Artfinder. It’s only too bad we can’t just hop a plane and visit her in her garden… Yet through the magic of Vimeo, we can! Just click on the image below to launch the video.
A Morning with Sandy Dooley
Isn’t Sandy simply sensational?! Happy weekend, everyone.
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