Summer garden flowers by Lucy Arnold

Summer ’90

22×30 watercolor A profusion of summer garden flowers! I painted this floral watercolor in the summer of 1990. I only used flowers from my garden, but they weren’t all blooming at …

Leafscape pastel by Lucy Arnold

Leafscape

19×25 pastel I collected autumn leaves from the sidewalk. What attracted me more than the color was the sculptural quality. So nuanced! I decided to make a pastel painting that emphasized …

Two Snapdragons pastel by Lucy Arnold

Two Dragons

22×30 pastel These two red dragons are, of course, snapdragons. At this size, though, with their odd faces and manes, they reminded me more of some type of mythical, floral …

Purple Iris pastel by Lucy Arnold

Purple Majesty

22×30 pastel A purple iris bloomed in my front garden. Such a purple! It was incredibly rich, deep and velvety. I wanted to capture that color. It took many different …

Purple Lisianthus watercolor by Lucy Arnold

Purple Lisianthus

22×30 watercolor The first time I ever grew a purple lisianthus in my garden, I was amazed at how beautiful it was. I tried to capture the essence of it …

Foundlings

14×16 watercolor; 20.5×23 framed Foundlings is a collection of a few favorite items I found while on walks in the woods and on the beach. It struck me that each one …

Mussel Shell watercolor painting by Lucy Arnold

Mussel Shell

9×12 watercolor I brought the mussel shell and dried seaweed home from the beach one day. I made a few small paintings from them, in subtle, natural colors. In 2006, this …

Leaf

Leaf

30×22 pastel One single leaf. It was beautiful. It was irrisistable. It was there, all alone, on the walkway of my backyard. I had to paint it. Pastels are so …

Autumn Leaves pastel by Lucy Arnold

Autumn Leaves

22×30 pastel This pastel is a very enlarged view of a few autumn leaves in all their intensely colorful glory.

Pomegranate and persimmons watercolor by Lucy Arnold

Winter Fruits

16×24 watercolor; 23×30 framed Pomegranate and persimmon are the lovely fruits I associate with winter time. Warm, rich hues – and so delicious!  I added a few liquid amber leaves to …

Beautiful Beasts Emerge by Lucy Arnold

Beautiful Beasts Emerging

30×22 watercolor My favorite winged insect, the Madagascar Sunset Moth, is featured in this dream image. The painting was inspired by a series of images that insinuated themselves into my …

Beauty in the Beasts by Lucy Arnold

Beauty in the Beasts

22×15 watercolor Beauty in the Beasts was inspired by a dream… I held several pets in my arms. I couldn’t tell you exactly what they were, but I was happy …

Feast Food by Lucy Arnold

Feast Food

26×20 watercolor; 30×24 Feast Food was created to benefit the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (Marin MOCA). Twenty four artists were invited from MOCA membership to create works based on dishes to be prepared …

Cosmic Currents

15×22 mixed water media Cosmic Currents is a wild mass of colorful energies. The painting is more opaque than most of my other mixed water media pieces because I used …