I recently spent a day at Lower Canyon Creek in central Arizona where I did a plein air painting and I took lots of photos. I did this painting back in the studio from the photos plus the experience of having spent time there painting. I wanted to express the coolness of the water and the area since it was such a relief to get out of the Phoenix heat for a day.
This piece is on masonite board and will need a frame for display.
Sherri Aldawood didn't intend to always paint flowers, but over time her love of gardens started to permeate her art. She focuses on the light and color of the flowers on the canvas. Sherri prefers alla prima, working with wet layers of paint instead of letting them dry. She keeps the paint as wet as possible by using walnut and clove oil to extend the drying time.