Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Every time I go to Trader Joe's to shop 
I can't resist the flower section right at the door as  I enter the store.  I always say there is a painting on the horizon, but most of the time I enjoy them and they die before my hand reaches for a paint brush or 
a pastel.  So I got on it today while listen to a book on tape and had a great time.
"Irresistible",  12x9 pastel on wallis paper,
Chemers Gallery
17300 Seventeenth Street, Suite G, Tustin, CA 92780


Carrie'sCreations said...

This painting is fabulous! Just catching up on your blog and you've done some fantastic stuff lately. I too have a hard time resisting the flowers at our store--wish we had a Trader Joe's. You have got some skills!!

Dana Cooper said...

Beautifully done Dori, your pastels really sparkle!

Marian Fortunati said...

Carrie is right... It's totally wonderful!
You know.. I always feel the same way when I go to Trader Joe's. I just rarely have the courage to actually paint them. Good for you!!

Angela said...

Love the glass, love the reflected light, love the flowers.

Kathy Cousart said...

This is beautiful. You captured the beauty of the simple flowers just perfectly! I also love Trader Joe's. Very inspiring to look and hard to just choose one bunch to go home with. I try to paint them quick and then give them to my Mom:)

Virginia Floyd said...

Wonderful composition! I love the darks in the shadow side of the painting. Beautiful backdrop for the delicate lavenders. Great job on the stems and reflection in the vase. I like how the yellow bit repeats the color in the sunflower. Very nice!