Monday, April 24, 2017

Lavender Hydrangeas - SOLD

Lavender Hydrangeas
Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $25, includes shipping.

Today I went with the blues and purples, from a bush of hydrangea.


Sunday, April 23, 2017

Hydrangeas at the Florist and Revised Work

Hydrangeas at the Florist
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"
Available at $30, includes shipping.

A very sketchy Hydrangea painting, you can click to see it larger.
I'm sure there will lots of Hydrangeas this Spring, they are just fun to paint.

Also, a few revised paintings, all improved I think:

Gala Apples, Oil on Panel, 6" x 8"
Available at $20, includes shipping.

Creek Revised, Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"
Available at $35, includes shippiing.

Lane in Bloom, Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 16"
Available at $65, includes shipping.

This one was called "April Magic" I changed a lot!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Landscpe Oil Sketch - SOLD

Landscape Oil Sketch
Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $25, includes shipping.


Sometimes (well, often) it happens that I like a painting in its early stages better than I like it finished.
Today's is an example of just that. This one is considered a sketch in oils, since I've left it completely sketchy and unfinished. I like it! Thought maybe someone else might too.

Blue Jug with Onions

 Blue Jug with Onions
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12"
Available at $25, includes shipping.

This is a revision of an earlier painting, which had a strange green table cover, and a really black background ( I had hung a black towel behind the set up.) The color here is much more pleasant. 
See what I mean? This is how it was before, below.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Quick Sale - SOLD

The pieces below are reduced for quick sale:

Three Onions, Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12" SOLD at $10, free shipping.

Field Landscape, Canvas Panel, 11 x 14", SOLD at $10, free shipping.

There are others unsold, but I want to revise them, play with them.
Just send an email if you want a sale piece.







Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Gala Apples and Revised Trees in Bloom - SOLD

Gala Apples
Oil on Canvas Panel, 6" x 8"
SOLD at $20, includes shipping.

A friend brought me some nice little 6" x 8" panels, (thanks, B!) which are perfect for small fruit and veggie portraits. Had to use one, just for fun.

Also, here is a revised version of the Trees in Bloom, 9" x 12"on panel
SOLD at $20 plus shipping.


I changed the color of the grass (tricky color) and gave some height to the background. The trees stayed pretty much the same, but I think this is better.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Trees in Bloom - NA

Trees in Bloom
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"
Revised on 4/19/17

Done with a palette knife, so there's a lot of texture in this one.
Now I'm ready to move on to something else.
Tomorrow maybe a still life.

Monday, April 17, 2017

April Magic see 4/23/17

April Magic
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 16"
Revised on April 23, 2017.

Some of the larger blooming trees out right now. They are just so lovely!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Blossoming Trees - SOLD

Blossoming Trees
Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $30, includes shipping.

Detail of Palette Knife Texture:



A palette knife painting of  trees in blossom.
Such a pretty time of year!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dried Hydrangeas 2, Revised - SOLD

Dried Hydrangeas 2, Revised
Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $25, includes shipping.

I've revised this guy, and I think it looks better.
I darkened the background (it was a little too bright.) And I've glazed the cloth on the table.
And lowered the price a bit.

Here's what it looked like before:

Better, don't you think?

Field Landscape - SOLD

Field Landscape
Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD

Wanted to use some of those nice "Spring" greens, so this is from a variety of reference photos.
I'm pretty happy with it, and it wasn't such a struggle as the still lifes.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Dried Hydrangea 2 - NA

Dried Hydrangea 2
Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"
Not available, Revised on 4/12/17

A second version of the little blue jug with the dried hydrangea.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Tranquil Landscape, and Revised Onions - SOLD

Tranquil Landscape
Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $25, includes shipping.

Today I wanted an easy landscape (since the still lifes are harder for me.)
And I revised the shadows on the onions from yesterday as well. They looked too dark to me.

Three Onions
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12"
SOLD

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Three Onions, and Revised Dried Hydrangea - SOLD

Three Onions
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12"
SOLD

My onions from the Natural Food store here in Chestertown, with a red plush throw hooked into the window curtains for a background. I like that rich background color, and I'm happy with the onions.
Note: The top photo is the revised painting, with softer shadows, and photo taken in daylight.

Dried Hydrangea
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"
SOLD at $25, includes shipping.

I revised the hydrangea from the other day, used the little blue jug and the lap throw tucked into the curtains again. Much better, don't you think?

Friday, April 07, 2017

Little Blue Jug - NA

Little Blue Jug
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12"
Not Available, Revised on 4/21/17

This is an odd little painting. At the AirBnB where I'm staying right now, there are only yellow lights (the old incandescent bulbs) so even though I'm painting by a window, the light inside is yellow. When I matched my colors to what I was painting, I tried for exact, and okay, I got close, but.....If you like the piece, but want the cloth to be a different color, I can do that too.

I DO like the onions and the jug.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Dried Hydrangea - NA

Dried Hydrangea
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"
Not available, Revised on 4/8/2017

A few small stems of dried hydrangea in a small vase, sitting on the dresser here at the BnB.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Creek to the Chester - NA

Creek to the Chester
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"
Revised on April 23, 2017

Across the street is a long, narrow park, which follows a little creek, which leads into the Chester River. Nice that they built a little footbridge over the creek, a good place to take a photo or two. Sweet little spot to walk to.

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Bay Remembered - NA

Bay Remembered
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"
Not Available.

Even though it was too cold to be out plein air painting while I was at the beach house, I took some nice photos when it was pretty. It's always a treat to watch a sunset over the water, and I love the variety of colors in the water itself.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Rainy Day Painting - SOLD

 Pear One, 6" x 6"
Oil on Gessobord
SOLD

Pear Two, 6" x 6"
Oil on Gessobord
SOLD

It rained today, a very wet day, so I was inside, and inside meant painting, so here are a couple that are a bit on the "warm" side because of the indoor lamps.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Exploring Chestertown, MD

This week finds me in Chestertown, MD.
I think it's still considered part of the Eastern Shore, but I could be wrong about that.


 A small, very old, quaint, charming town along the Chester River, which flows into the Chesapeake Bay. Most of the houses look like old Georgetown or Williamsburg, to my eye anyway. Colonial.

And the main street, called High Street, is the town shopping area, with galleries, coffee shops, gift shops, a pottery collective, a couple of hotels, a florist, a bakery, a restaurant or two, and even a Dunkin' Donuts. I'm sure much of the business happens during Washington College events, but there is a farmer's market on the green on Saturday mornings.

Chilly and overcast today, not many folks out walking. This leads right down to the dock by the river.
Apartment hunting with my family, while they put me up in an AirBnB, and I learn to be a walker.
You'll start to see some paintings from here ....sooner hopefully rather than later.
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