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I am a professional oil painter that focuses on floral still life. Some ask how I chose to become an artist. The answer to that is simple. I didn't choose to become an artist....art chose me

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


This summer has gone by so quickly. I've been teaching so much that I haven't had much time at my own easel. The summer has been filled with trips to Chester, NJ, Bozeman, Montana, Zion's National Park where I hiked with my kids, and a week up at our cabin in Utah for a much needed break that I have barely stepped foot into my own studio.

Painting is not like riding a bike. It's more like an Olympic sport. You have to keep at it or you lose it so I set up this sweet little still life to just get me warmed up for bigger and better things. How I love to paint David Austin Roses!!! They are a delight to not only paint but to smell.

8 comments:

  1. So beautiful, as always. Glad to see you blogging. I always look forward to seeing what you are painting. I took a class from you in Crestview, Florida several years back and nearly froze to death. I couldn't paint because I had my blanket wrapped up to my nose. Will never forget that and I bet you won't either. (smiles)
    Brenda

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  2. Hey Liz, congrats!! you have your facebook buttons up and you already have at least one anonymous follower. : ) Beautiful painting!

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  3. i just joined your blog---i sure hope i did it right as I am such a goof!--I took a class from you in Kansas City several years ago & just was in awe. I am sooo glad u are blogging--i just hope i can follow! :-)

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  4. Gosh! You are going to stay busy.I have everything ready for you See you Thursday

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  5. My mom has a David Austin rose bush and it is one of my favorites! I really love the simplicity of this painting. It is elegant and peaceful! So glad you joined the ranks of blogging Elizabeth--you're now in my google reader feed! :D

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  6. Liz, you are so right that painting is like an Olympic Sport.....your paintings show so much to those of us who desire to follow in your brush strokes (foot steps just wouldn't fit). Thanks for sharing with us thorugh your workshops, classes, showing us progressive photos and now this blog.

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  7. Thanks for blogging Liz! You are so active in your career and I've been in awe of your dedication and capability :) I hope you find support in all the efforts you put into opening your world - I'll be a regular :)

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  8. There is nothing like stepping out of your comfort zone to stimulate growth in your work. Blog away!

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