Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Sold! Tulips!

12 x 16
© 2016 by Rebecca Croft

Spring is blooming everywhere now and I guess someone was in the mood for flowers!  I sold this beauty yesterday from my Etsy store.  They also ordered two large prints of original landscapes.  I enjoyed this painting because it really is an impressionistic version of tulips.  I love to paint as loose as possible and I really liked how this one turned out.  I hope the new owners are as happy with it once they receive it.  Happy spring!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sidewalk Cafe

"Sidewalk Cafe"
11 x 14
© 2016 by Rebecca Croft

There's nothing I like more than to recreate my travel experiences than in my paintings.  I especially love to paint Italy & France.  This little painting of a French Cafe depicts perfectly the sidewalk cafes you find everywhere in France.  The beauty of the colored shutters, awnings, flower pots and tables put you in the mood for relaxing before you even sit down to order anything.  I can't resist thinking about a cappuccino and croissant or a lovely glass of wine on a hot summer day when looking at this painting.  It immediately takes me back to the vacation like music can take you back to a moment in time.  I will never tire of painting my memories of trips I've taken.