In the Zinnia Patch

In Woodland, there is the ever popular Metzger Zinnia Patch. It covers two acres devoted to zinnias, rows and rows of zinnias of all different kinds. The owner, Mark Metzger donates the zinnias and provides buckets and water for visitors to pick for their homes or for places like retirement or convalescent homes. Read more about it here

I painted this painting from a photo taken about two years ago and it was just recently I was able to paint it.

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In the Metzger Zinnia Patch, 6 x 12 x 1 inches oil on stretch canvas by Marlene Lee

Sunlit Fields

The photo reference was taken probably on my way to Napa. Beautiful rolling hills with grapevines and distant mountains.

I wanted to try my hand using just a palette knife, the one that I mixed my paints with. No brushes. Cleaning was so easy, just a wipe with a paper towel. No gamsol!

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Sunlit Fields, 5 x 7 inches oil on canvas panel by Marlene Lee

Available for purchase at DailyPaintworks.com

Doll House Tiny Paintings

More dollhouse sized paintings.

Last of a series of the Yolo Causeway crossing.

Yolo Causeway RiceFields I, 2016
Yolo Causeway RiceFields I 2016, 2 x 4 x 3/8 inches, oil on canvas

Recently a new subdivision was build on land that was once a Hunt Tomato Factory. It had been vacant for many years. So now it slowly being filled with townhouses and big homes – taking over the open fields close by.

I wanted to document the fields  before the development of subdivisions take over.

Sunflowers, 2016
Sunflowers 2016, 2x4x3/8, oil on canvas
PalmTrees, 2016
PalmTrees 2016, 2x4x3/8, oil on canvas
Workers, 2016
Workers 2016, 2x4x3/8, oil on canvas

Yolo Causeway Tiny Paintings Series

Mountains have a majestic view while crossing the Yolo Causeway.

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Yolo Causeway Mountains, oil on stretched canvas, 2 x 4 x 3/8 inches
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Reference photo

This painting is part of a series of miniature dollhouse sized paintings of the Yolo Causeway. While my husband is driving, I snapped photos with my smartphone of the vast rice fields stretching across the width of the Yolo Causeway freeway. These photos then becomes references for the mini paintings.

Available for sale in my Etsy and DailyPaintworks stores.

YOLO CAUSEWAY TINY PAINTINGS SERIES

2016-135 Yolo Causeway Trees 2x4
Yolo Causeway Trees, oil on stretched canvas, 2 x 4 x 3/8 inches

Yolo Causeway Trees.jpg

This painting is part of a series of miniature dollhouse sized paintings of the Yolo Causeway. While my husband is driving, I snapped photos with my smartphone of the vast rice fields stretching across the width of the Yolo Causeway freeway. These photos then becomes references for the mini paintings.

Yolo Causeway Rice Fields 1

First of a series of tiny paintings. Yolo Causeway Series.

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Yolo Causeway Rice Fields I, oil on stretched canvas, 2 x 2.75 x .0375 inches by Marlene Lee

Yolo Causeway Fields.jpg

This painting is part of a series of miniature dollhouse sized paintings of the Yolo Causeway. While my husband is driving, I snapped photos with my smartphone of the vast rice fields stretching across the width of the Yolo Causeway freeway. These photos then becomes references for the mini paintings.