little bee

Art by Regina Lord

The top pic is a progress photo when I was painting this.  Silly me, I completely forgot to take a picture of the finished painting before I took it over to Tohono Chul gallery. Lucky for me, the very kind people at Tohono Chul snapped a pic for me to have for my records and to share here.

Art by Regina Lord
5×7 Acrylic on cradled wood panel

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Raven’s Sunset, Bold Blooms and a Little Bird

Art by Regina Lord

Three new paintings for the Tohono Chul Gallery.

Art by Regina Lord
Raven’s Sunset
6×12 Acrylic on cradles wood panel

I really struggled with the background to this paint and what color to use for the leaves. Once I added that magenta pink though, everything just fell into place.  Sometime, you just gotta love pink!

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Yellow Bird (sold) & Bold Blooms (sold)
4×4 acrylic on cradled wood panels

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Little Flowers in a Jar

Little Flowers - Art by Regina Lord
Little Flowers
5×7 acrylic on cradled wood panel
Currently on display at Tohono Chul Gallery

Little Flowers - Art by Regina Lord

I am painting a few more painting for Tohono Chul Gallery. The show runs until mid April and I have already sold 9 paintings!!

My hubby picked the little flowers for me and put them in a little spice jar.  It was so sweet and cute, it gave me a bit of inspiration for another painting.

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Custom Art

Pet portrait - Art by Regina Lord
Tank & Ginger
4×4 acrylic on canvas

This little painting is a portrait of my mom’s two dogs. I painted it for her back in November, but never shared it here.

Custom Portrait - Art by Regina Lord
6 x 6 acrylic on cradled wood panel

This is a custom portrait I did in January.  It was such a delight to paint. Normally, I stress out quite a bit over custom portraits, but this one really flowed.

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Desert Globemallows

Instagram photo @Regina_creativekismet

Went for a lovely bike ride with my hubby and found some beautiful inspiration in the way of wildflowers. Desert globemallow flowers to be exact.

Desert Globemallows - Art by Regina Lord
Desert Globemallows
5×7 on birch wood panel
(sold – Thank you!)

Rushed back and immediately painted this. I love it when inspiration pushes you all the way home so you can do what you love.

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Cactus Blooms

Stillness, Hummingbird with Cactus Blooms - Art by Regina Lord
8×10 Acrylic on Cradled Wood Panel
Currently on display at Tohono Chul Gallery

Fiesta, Cactus Blooms - Art by Regina Lord
11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas
Currently on display at Tohono Chul Gallery

Agave Blooms - with Hummingbird - Art by Regina Lord
Agave Blooms
12 x 16 Acrylic on Canvas

Saving my favorite three paintings, from my Tohono Chul exhibit, for last.

Living in Arizona my whole life, I grew up seeing a lot of earthy pastel colored southwestern art.  I know that it is not the only kind, but it is what I remember most. I really wanted my desert inspired art to highlight the brightness of the sun and show how striking the cactus blooms are against a blue or sunny sky, or amidst the calming green of the cactus. There is so much colorful beauty in the southwestern desert.

I will have new prints, of a few select paintings, in my shop soon!

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Cactus Art

Potted Cactus - Art by Regina Lord
Potted Cactus
5×7 Acrylic on Cradled Wood Panel

Saguaro Art by Regina Lord
6×12 Acrylic on Cradled Wood Panel

Some happy cactus art for you today.

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Jars of flowers

Jar of Gerbera Daisies - Art by Regina Lord
Gerbera Daisies
4×4 Acrylic on Cradled Wood Panel

Jar of Flowers - Art by Regina Lord
Jar of Flowers
6×12 Acrylic on Cradled Wood Panel
Currently on display at Tohono Chul Gallery

Jars of flowers make me so happy.  I have a beautiful blue mason jar from 1976 that sits on the dining room table. We alternate paper flowers with real flowers depending on the season. If it is too warm, real flowers won’t last very long. A painted vase of flowers though, lasts forever!

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Freshly Painted Blossoms

Freshly Painted Blossoms - Blooming, Art by Regina Lord
12 x 12 Acrylic on Canvas
Currently on display at Tohono Chul Gallery

Two more paintings from my Tohono Chul show.  Big, fat, happy blooms.

 Freshly Cut - Art by Regina Lord
Freshly Cut
11 x 14 Acrylic on Canvas

The weather has been quite warm around here (a little too early if you ask me) and the flowers have been starting to bloom everywhere.  We got quite a bit of rain last season, so I hoping for extra blooms this spring.  There is nothing like flowers to brighten up the desert landscape!

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Colorful Desert Blooms at Tohono Chul

Art by Regina Lord

I had a wonderful time at the artist reception for the Tohono Chul show, “In Full Bloom”.  It is such a beautiful venue and they do such a fantastic job of hanging the art and making everything look so lovely.

Five pieces sold the first night, which was very exciting! It is kinds fun to see my colorful desert blooms hanging in the gallery all grouped together. The show will be open for viewing until April 24th.

Over the next week, I wanted to try to post the paintings that were in the show. Posting them on my blog helps me to chronologically keep track of what I’ve done. Seven of the paintings in the show were painted at the end of last year (most of which I have already shared in past posts) and 9 were painted this month.

  Elf Owl, Art by Regina Lord
“Elf Owl”

This cute little guy was painted last November and I can’t believe I never shared him.  He is one of my most favorite owl paintings that I’ve done.

Succulent - Art by Regina Lord

This little succulent painting, and the next one below, are newer.

Cactus Bloom, Art by Regina Lord
“Cactus Bloom”

I am thinking I might revisit these little cactus blooms and succulents on bigger canvases.

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