Pence Gallery Garden Tour Exhibit

Every year the Pence Gallery holds the annual Garden Tour in Davis. Certain gardens are chosen for their designs and use of native Californian plants in their yards. I had an opportunity to be the artist on-site in two of these gardens.

These two paintings were from one home and were done from photographs. I attempted to paint plein air but the hot afternoon sun sweated my oils that I found difficult to work from. Painting exteriors scenes is something I normally don’t do. I think my approach here became more illustrative than painterly.

These paintings will be exhibited along with other arts done during the garden tour for the month of June at the Pence Gallery.

By the Pool 2017
By the Pool 2017, 8 x 6 inches oil on canvas panel
The Red Striped Hat 2017
The Red Striped Hat 2017, 6 x 8 inches oil on canvas panel

William’s Rose

I was at magazine store when a man gave his rose to me. He grows them in his garden and had several on the counter while he was looking through magazines. He offered me one of the roses but wanted to  guess which one I would take. He was right.

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William’s Rose by Marlene Lee, oil on canvas panel, 12 x 6 inches

Apples in Line

Playing around with composition. I love the idea of objects off the page and the principle is to have three edges being touched. But I didn’t do it in this case. Does it work?

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Apples in Line, oil on canvas panel, 6 x 6 inches by Marlene Lee