This is a fun piece from Outdoor Painter magazine. It features one of my paintings that is on display at Marcia Burtt Gallery in Santa Barbara and on their website at www.artlacuna.com. I love to paint things in the garden…and all the flowers and lemons in this painting were ones we grew. I’m especially proud of the purple flowers called buddleia, or butterfly bush…they smell heavenly and butterflies DO actually love them!
Vibrant Oil & Acrylic Paintings in CA
An exhibition of Michael Ferguson’s electric landscape paintings heralds the new year in the Marcia Burtt Gallery in Santa Barbara, California, from January 12 through March 4, 2018. The roots of Ferguson’s large, stylized paintings can be found in plein air studies that show his obsession with color and texture on a smaller scale. Those oil sketches and the larger studio acrylic paintings based on those outdoor studies reflect a life spent observing the Northwest Coast and backcountry. Pulsating with color, Ferguson’s works have energy that illuminates our botanical world. The Washington state-based painter depicts the land, ocean, and flora of the Pacific Northwest with textured acrylic and oil. Also on view in the gallery are oil paintings by Anne Ward.