Wednesday, June 30, 2010


I felt the need to know what kind of flower this is, especially since I have painted several versions of it. So I went to the nursery this weekend and found out it is a Dhalia. My friend Dave Cumby suggested this to me from an earlier painting.
I did a smaller version of this "Solar Flares" that I absolutely loved! So I thought I would try a larger version.

On July 16th Eumundi an Indoor Market will be having their Grand Opening. I will be one of vendors. As you come in I'm in the far left corner, I believe booth #8. The market is located next to Napa - 531 Madison Ave.

Happy Painting

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Canyon de Chelly

I was going through my photo's and found this one taken by my artist friend and teacher Linne Thomas. I thought this would be a fun one to do, and a little break from the florals. As I worked on it - I could totally see how this would be fun to do an abstract of. Alas I am not schooled in the principles of abstract art. As you can see I kind of barely went abstract.

I started with a limited triad of W.Blue - W. Yellow and Cad Red. As I got into the painting I added Burnt Sienna.

Canyon de Chelly is located in northeastern Arizona within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. It is the ruins of early indigenous tribes that lived in the area, including the Anasazi and Navajo. Canyon de Chelly (de shay) consists entirely of Navajo Tribal Trust Land.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Solar Flares

I feel as if I have been struggling with writers block. I think it is behind me.

This is a study for a larger piece - as I struggled with the shading in the yellow, I gave up the struggle and tried different approaches. Once the technical part was over I was able to fully enjoy the process. A space I love to be in.

I took a photo of a flower at the local nursery - while trying to think of a title for the piece I realized if I'm going to be doing all sorts of flowers - I better learn the names. The title for this piece describes it well - wouldn't you agree?

Happy! Happy! Painting,
Teresa Beyer

Monday, June 7, 2010

UnKnown Beauty

UnKnown Beauty
image size 15 x 22
framed $225.
unframed $175.

Looking at the bud vase, amazed by the simple beauty of these fragrant flowers. And even more amazed that I don't know the name of these beauties. Hence the title "UnKnown Beauty."
Happy Painting

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Poppy from the Planter

A Poppy from the Planter
7.5 x 10.25
Watercolor is Available

This little poppy is a blossom from one of my pots on the front patio. I think the petals on this flower look so fragile and delicate. Yet it has survived wind, and sun.
I planted my pots a little early and we had two more days of snow, I thought for certain my flowers would freeze. To my amazement they are thriving!
As the background was drying I took a drippy brush of water and dripped onto the background, as the drips dried I sprinkled regular table salt on the the drips and that is how I achieved my background.

Happily Painting Again,