Artists' Gardens - Jim McVicker

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Artists' Gardens

Jim McVicker

Garden Gladioli, 24 x 30", Oil, © Jim McVicker
Garden Gladioli          24 x 30"          Oil          © Jim McVicker

   In our ongoing fascination with the paintings that artists create from their own gardens, we highlight this week the work of Jim McVicker. Although inspiration can be found far and wide, many of us have found “diamonds in own backyard”. There can be great creative benefits to painting a more intimate and personal world throughout the changes of light and season. And, gardens are a challenging subject—just the variation of greens in garden foliage can be daunting!

Garden Light and Color, 16 x 20", Oil, © Jim McVicker
Garden Light and Color          16 x 20"          Oil          © Jim McVicker

Garden Pathway, 24 x 30", Oil, © Jim McVicker
Garden Pathway          24 x 30"          Oil          © Jim McVicker

   We had the opportunity to interview Jim in 2014 and wanted to check in with him again, specifically to update with images painted from his own garden (and the community garden near him). You can read that interview and see more of his work here:  Voices of Experience - Jim McVicker. Be sure to also visit McVicker's website:  Jim McVicker Fine Art to see more of his garden, landscape, figurative and still life work.

Sunflower, The Community Garden, 24 x 30", Oil, © Jim McVicker
Sunflower, The Community Garden           24 x 30"           Oil           © Jim McVicker

The Artist Garden, 40 x 60", Oil, © Jim McVicker
The Artist Garden         40 x 60"           Oil           © Jim McVicker

   If you have paintings of your own garden landscape spaces that you’d like to share, drop us a line. We'd love to see your inspiration and its influence on your paintings.

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