Heart of Flowers

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My youngest granddaughter decided to completely redo her bedroom. That included painting over the murals I painted which were a bunch of frogs doing things all around the world. Actually, she inherited the Frog Mural from her brother when she took over his room (see the link below). It seemed natural that for her birthday […]

Poppy Field at Sunset

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It is what it is: a¬†painting I really didn’t want to do in the first place and didn’t want to continue once it was¬†started. But I was determined to struggle through. I finally reached a point where I thought, “I’m done.” Click on image to enlarge. Acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 24″

He Is Risen

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This drawing commemorating Easter was first posted in April 2009. I have been honored by several churches who have asked permission to use this drawing for their services. One church even used the drawing to make a very beautiful banner. Computer illustration

Lips of Rose

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Just for the fun of it. This is another one of my “nudes.” The model doesn’t have a stitch of clothes on but I concentrated on the flower she was holding. Actually, that’s not the flower she was holding. I changed it to a red rose. Colored pencil on Bristol board, 11″ X 14″

Keyhole Flower Purple

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Some time ago I posted a small drawing I had done of a flower with the mat board cut in a simple keyhole shape (http://sircolby.com/drawings/keyhole-flower-red/) I recently found this drawing I had done about the same time. Color pencil on paper, 3″ X 3 1/2″

Three Boutonnieres

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Addendum to the last post: three versions of the same boutonniere. The top is a photograph of the real boutonniere. It is sitting in an unseen vase on a black granite countertop but all you can see is the flower. In the middle is a color pencil drawing done on black mat board. Although yellows, […]


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For Janey Fields After returning home from my long-time friend’s memorial service I unpinned the boutonniere from my jacket and set it on the counter. I decided to set it in a small vase and enjoy it for as long as it would last. Looking at it I really appreciated the beauty of the flower […]