Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Dawn at the Ocean

The second image is the revised version.
I lengthened the shadow of the umbrella, and revised her face a little.
You can click on the image to see it larger.

Dawn at the Ocean
Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 8"
Available at $40 plus $10 shipping.

This one has been two days in the making, people are so tricky.

I did take some process photos, so thought I'd include a few here:

Drawn in with pastel pencil, and starting with the face and limbs.
Oops, I notice that the legs should be longer.

Lengthen the legs and start dding the details.

The face took forever, and difficult, being so tiny.
Ok. I'm happy with the face, and adding the sky and greenery.

Thanks for looking!







Monday, August 22, 2016

Kate 2 - SOLD

Kate 2
Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 8"
SOLD.

A second version of my great niece with her fishing net.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Kate with Fishing Net - SOLD

Kate with Fishing Net
Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

The kids found tiny little fish in the bay, and hunted the schools with a fishing net.
This is Kate, next to the dock, scooping up those tiny fishies.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Clam Shells - SOLD

Clam Shells
Pencil on Bristol, 8" x 10"
SOLD at $10 plus $10 shipping.

My cousin taught the kids how to hunt for clams in the bay, and they loved it. They steamed the clams they caught and put them on homemade pizza. Me, I just shuffled around and dug up shells.


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Clouds Over the Bay

Clouds Over the Bay
Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 8"
Available at $15 plus $10 shipping.

My "beach house" series continues. View from the dock. You can just see a small beach across the bay, which is where, one lovely afternoon, my great niece Kate and I kayaked, and watched some schools of little fish, and some dogs playing in the water. Fun times!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Landing Egret

Landing Egret
Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 8"
Available at $20 plus $10 shipping.

Another egret piece, just because they are such lovely creatures.
And I happen to have 8" x 8" canvas.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Morning Light on the Dock- SOLD

Morning Light on the Dock
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 14" x 18"
SOLD.

The morning light at the bay was so fresh and subtle, roses and pale yellows in the sky. The sunset light was much more intense, and I'll do some of those too. But I love the morning views.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Low Tide Fishing - SOLD

I am back from our beach vacation, and I feel like I've been in Paradise. It was so lovely, so much beauty and wonderful company, and the food. Oh, my. Eastern shore freshness...juicy, dripping peaches, the freshest corn, REAL tomatoes (not like the grocery stores.)

Anyway, lots to paint, lots of photos, and some much needed inspiration.

To start a series, I did a small one, just to get back into the oils.


Low Tide Fishing
Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.

It's a start. You probably won't be able to see them here, below, but when it was morning low tide, usually about 7:00 am, the egrets would come and fish in the bay. So neat to watch, while sitting on the dock with morning coffee.


Thursday, August 04, 2016

Lucky Me!

I'm elated!
This is where I'll be next week, by the generosity and grace of my dear coz and his wife.
At the shore, at the lovely old "beach house."




Sitting on the dock of a bay, maybe sketching, probably visiting. Or at the ocean, watching the waves roll on in. Certainly soaking up the beauty. These were done in August of 2010, and I'm planning to take oodles of photos to paint later.

Meanwhile, I have shipped out all drawings and paintings, except where a collector or two are "stacking" their purchases for later all-at-once shipping. You should get yours early this coming week.



Monday, August 01, 2016

White Iris - soLD

White Iris
Pencil and Gouache on Bristol, 11.5" x 10.5"
SOLD at $6 plus $10 shipping.

This one is a bit different, in that I left much of the watercolor pencil showing, and simply brushed over the marks with water. In some places the gouache is heavier, like in the leaves, but in a lot of places the pencil shows thru.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Yellow Orange Iris - SOLD

Yellow Orange Iris
Gouache on Bristol Paper, 13" x 11"
SOLD at $5 plus $10 Shipping.

Since I've been doing mostly darker colors, I thought I would try something in the "pales."
I like this one.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Irises for KM - SOLD

Irises for KM
Colored Pencil in Bristol Paper,  12" x 12"
SOLD

Monday, July 25, 2016

Quick Sale

Recent Unclaimed Work.

These are all available at $6.00 each with Free Shipping.
Or you could say that they are free, and you pay for partial shipping. Either way.
Send an email to me at NelVanL@aol.com to claim one or more.
Thanks!

SOLD
Pansies
Gouache on Paper, 7" x 10.25"

Peaches
Gouache on Paper, 5" x 7"

SOLD
Purple Iris
Gouache on Paper, 12" x 11"

SOLD
Blue Iris
Colored Pencil on Bristol, 12" x 11"

Thanks for looking!



Colored Pencil Iris - SOLD

Colored Pencil Iris
Pencil on Bristol Paper, 12" x 11"
SOLD.

You can click on the image to see it larger.
Are you tired of the irises now? Time to move on to something else?

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Pansies in Gouache - SOLD





Pansies in Gouache
Gouache on Paper, 7" x 10.25'
SOLD.

Something a bit different. Maybe a run of pansies?

Friday, July 22, 2016

Iris in Green Gray Paper - SOLD

Purple Iris on Green Gray
Gouache on Paper, 12" x 11"
SOLD.

This one is kind of interesting, with the toned green gray paper.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Two Peaches

Two Peaches
Gouache on Orangey Toned Paper, 5" x 7"
Available at $8 plus $8 shipping.

My last two peaches want to be eaten, so a little gouache painting before that happens.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Blue Iris Colored Pencil - SOLD

Blue Iris Colored Pencil
Colored Pencil on Blue Paper, 10" x 12"
SOLD at $9 plus $10 shipping.

Colored Pencil today.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Three Peaches - SOLD

Three Peaches
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 10"
SOLD at $10 plus $10 shipping.

It's the fresh fruit and veggie season, yay!
And now that these are painted, they can be eaten.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

In Bloom - SOLD


In Bloom
Colored Pencil on Paper, 11" x 15"
SOLD at $8 plus $10 shipping.

Detail (Close Up):
Since this one is on paper, it can be cropped to any size you would like.
Click on the images to see them larger.

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