Sunday, July 12, 2015

The State of My Studio

The State of My Studio

You never really can predict what might happen next. Yesterday, without advance notice, another couple moved into the trailer here. (The young niece of the man I was housekeeping for, and her boyfriend.) It was arranged about a month ago without my knowledge. I was told on Tuesday evening this past week that I had to be out in 8 days, which was later amended to 30 days, which has now been amended to whatever time I need or even "stay here". My studio was needed for their bedroom, so everything was shoved into a corner of  an adjacent room to make space. This is what the corner looks like, with the table on it's side. Oh, and it was nothing I did or didn't do, the niece needed housing, so here we are.

So, I am in transition again, after only 6 months. I am trying to have faith and figure out what's next. Meanwhile, trying to pack and maintain. Please pray for me, to discern what is God's will here, and to keep calm, and not panic. You can't get anything done in a frazzle!

I know that many of you helped me out a lot six months ago, but I am asking again, for a couple of dollars here or there to maintain myself while I can't paint, and must pack and make decisions instead.
Thanks in advance, all!

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Peaches in a Bowl - SOLD


Peaches in a Bowl
Gouache on Arches Watercolor Paper, 7.5" x 7.5"
SOLD at $15 plus $10 shipping.
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A bowl of  peaches, ripening for summer feasting.



Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Flash Sale-SOLD

Because summer is a slow time for painting sales.... a little "Flash Sale" to make some quick income...

Dunes and Sky
Oil on Canvas Panel, Palette Knife Painting, 9" x 12"
SOLD at $5.00 plus  $10.00 shipping.

Poppy Field
Gouache on Bristol Paper, 11" x 13"
SOLD at $5.00 plus $10 shipping.

Summer Meadow
Gouache on Bristol Paper, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $5.00 plus $10 shipping.

Buy more than one, pay shipping once.
Send an email if you would like one ( or more) of these.




Pond Reflections - SOLD

Pond Reflections
Gouache on Bristol Paper, 13" x 16"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.
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For me, the Gouache seems to work best in small dabs, where lots of blending isn't needed.
The "leafy" landscapes seem most successful.
I used the same reference for the July 4th scene, and I like both results.



Monday, July 06, 2015

Summer Meadow-SOLD

Summer Meadow
Gouache on Bristol Paper,12"x 16"
SOLD at $5 plus $10 shipping.
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I must be feeling a little "closed in" today, and wanted wide open spaces to paint. Hence a big, wide open  meadow, imagining wind and sun and clear air.

Poppy Field- SOLD

Poppy Field
Gouache on Bristol Paper, 11"x 11"
SOLD at $5 plus $10 shipping.

A little summery scene in Gouache. A glimpse of a poppy field beyond a shade tree.
To Buy Now, please send an email to me at NelVanL@aol.com

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Reflections on the 4th- SOLD

Reflections on the 4th
Gouache on Bristol Paper, 13" x 16"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.
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Another Gouache landscape with water reflections.
Happy 4th,everyone!



Friday, July 03, 2015

Summer Place 2 - SOLD

A Summer Place 2
Gouache on Bristol Paper, 12" x 15"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.
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Since a collector wrote me and said that she was going to buy yesterday's, but it had already sold, I was encouraged to do a second version of the same one. They always turn out differently.

As was the case with the first version, this one can be cropped to any smaller size you need.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

A Summer Place - SOLD

A Summer Place
Gouache on Bristol (Paper,) 12" x 14"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.
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A little summer painting in gouache today.
And, since this one is on heavy paper, it can be cropped to any size you like.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Waterfall July - SOLD

Waterfall July
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 24"
SOLD at $40 plus $12 shipping.
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It felt good to paint again today, after a pretty big clean-up post Missy Kayla's visit (my 7 year old granddaughter). We had a great time, she really enjoyed VBS (Vacation Bible School) and even though all the grown ups were exhausted afterwards, I'd do it again next year in a heartbeat.

Isn't this one nice? I took my time, spent two days on it, it "feels" summer-ish to me.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Seven Dollar Sale

Three of my latest pieces going at $7.00 each, plus shipping.

Lake Artemesia Sunset - SOLD
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"

Dunes and Sky
Palette Knife Painting, 9" x 12" on Canvas Panel

Iris in the Greens - SOLD
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"

Choose two, pay shipping once.
Thanks for looking!



Saturday, June 20, 2015

Lake Artemesia Sunset - SOLD

Lake Artemesia Sunset
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.
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My friend J and I took a nice walk by Lake Artemesia, and I snapped some photos as the sun was setting. So pretty.

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Dunes and Sky - SOLD

Dunes and Sky, Palette Knife Painting
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"
SOLD at $10 plus $10 shipping.

My painting time will be limited this week, since I have my granddaughter visiting, and attending VBS with me at church next week. (Vacation Bible School). I arranged to be teacher's helper in her grade group, so it should be fun. The rest of the time we'll spend playing with blocks, coloring, reading, swimming, her tablet and little games (at which she' s a whiz), and goofing around with the piano here. So far we've picked out "Hot Cross Buns" and "Twinkle, Twinkle" , so much fun. (Well, with help from the online free piano lessons.)

Here's Miss Kayla:
reading "Where's Waldo."

This painting she started for me this morning by painting the sky, a deep, deep blue.
It reminded me of beach, so I took my palette knife and went at it.

Iris in the Greens - SOLD

Iris in the Greens
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.
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A frilly garden princess.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Summer Shack - SOLD

Summer Shack
Oil on Canvas Panel, 10" x 14"
SOLD at $15 plus $10 shipping.
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Trying to paint the feeling of summer. Though I didn't quite capture the leaning shack.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Sweet Summer Colors - SOLD

Sweet Summer Colors
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"
SOLD at $15 plus $10 shipping.
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A simple landscape to savor the lovely colors of summer.

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Light and Shadow - SOLD


Light and Shadow
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.

A very simple landscape today, a bend in the road, shadows and sunlight.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Cool Stream - SOLD

Cool Stream
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.
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I was very excited to find canvas panels in the 12" x 12" size.
Sometimes it pays to go to a different store.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Hillside 2 - SOLD

Hillside 2
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"
SOLD at $5 plus $10 shipping.
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This is the second painting I did the other day, and since it was tucked into the blog, it wasn't really seen, and did not sell. I have revised it a little this morning, changed some of the shapes, and refined it in some places.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day, Picnic Spot - SOLD

Memorial Day, Picnic Spot
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"
SOLD at $15 plus $10 shipping.
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This is just what I wanted to paint today, a happy, tranquil landscape. Doesn't this look like the kind of place where it would be great to have a picnic table, a cook out, while the kids play along the shoreline?
Ah, summertime!

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