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Saturday, April 30, 2011

Florida Palms


Our thoughts and prayers are with those in the states ravished by deadly storms and tornadoes this week. I grew up in Oklahoma and know the lifetime fear instilled by those big storms.
This is a typical hazy morning here on the Atlantic coast, with sun and graceful palm trees gently blowing in the sea breeze. I hope your day is full of promise...go make it a great day!

You can see this painting in my etsy store:  www.etsy.com/store/trudybeardlazaroe

Monday, April 25, 2011

This is my Easter Bunny! You see that her hair is messed up....this bunny look wasn't easy!

My white lilies bloomed today...so gorgeous...I plan to paint them soon. Hope you had a great Easter weekend.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Cup o' Tea

Hi all...what a beautiful and busy day! Now it's time to relax with a cup of tea. This little teacup is one I found in an antique shop somewhere in my travels. It is irridescent light blue on the outside and pearly gold on the inside; stamped on the bottom with "Made in Japan". I just love it and my tea tastes even better in it! Of course, I had to place a rose from my garden in the set-up and paint it. You can look for it in my Etsy store. trudybeardlazaroeblogspot.com

Hope your Easter is wonderful! I am hoping my white lilies will bloom tomorrow...T.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Morning Yellow

I just returned from Southern California where I taught for three days. Everyone had gorgeous and huge roses and this is just one of the beautiful roses that I saw. This vibrant yellow is one I hope to paint soon. Notice the early morning sun shining through the petals.

If you are interested in my April newsletter (late, I know!), go to my website (http://www.trudybearddesigns.com/) and sign up. New painted class lessons coming out and more to come!

Hope your day is beautiful!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Purple Petunias

Here are my purple "Wave" petunias. They are just starting and soon they will spread! They surround my water fountain and I see them from my window.

This has been a beautiful day here on the coast... my favorite day of the week! I participate in a class at the Daytona Art League; it is a time for "me". Three hours of uninterupted painting surrounded by friends and support, encouragement and learning. Just when I thought it couldn't get any better....my husband made shrimp and pasta!!! More painting in my studio tonight while I watch "Idol"...yes, I am hooked! What a perfect day.  :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Rose on Paper

My roses have inspired me, I guess. Here is a 4 x 12, covered with handmade paper. I love the long shaped canvases.

Another rainy and cool day; perfect for painting in my studio. I cut a sweet yellow rose and maybe I will paint that today too!

Today is my youngest son's birthday!!! Happy Birthday Jeff!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Roses from My Garden

This morning, I cut several roses from my rose garden and placed them in an small, old, wooden carrying crate that I found in the garage....this is the result of my day of painting. This is posted in my etsy store:
www.etsy.com/shop/trudybeardlazaroe.

Everything is in bloom here on the Atlantic coast and I can look out my studio window and see (and hear) my new water fountain, surrounded by wave petunias. If you haven't tried that type of petunia...do and you won't be dissapointed...they spread like crazy.