Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall Vignette

Fall Vignette
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 6" x 8"
Available at $24 plus $10 shipping.
( at $0.50 per square inch)



A taste of what's to come. For this artist, October is all about color.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Imperfectly Lovely

Imperfectly Lovely
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 8" x 10"
Available at $40 plus $10 shipping.
(at $0.50 per square inch)



OK, I'm tickled with this one. I've always liked the photo reference, which is of a scruffy backyard, patchy grass, dirt showing, nothing special, but with a wonderful blaze of sunlight. I painted it completely directly, with hardly any blending, fussing, or changing. So I get to be tickled with the results.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Winding Road

The Winding Road
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 16"
Available at $128, plus $10 shipping.
(at $0.50 per square inch)



I did a small version of this one on the 2nd of September, and mentioned that I really wanted to do a larger version. So here it is on 16" x 16" canvas, and I am really very pleased with it. I like the feeling of distance, the hills and fields in the background. It just turned out all around well. I think, anyway.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Hint of Fall

Hint of Fall
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 10" x 10"
Available at $50 plus $10 shipping.
(at $0.50 per square inch)



Just a touch of fall in the air now, a few trees shedding leaves already, some hints of color here and there. Nature makes up to us for ending summer, by giving us the glorious colors of fall, still to come.Though we can't complain, today really is like summer still, complete with mosquitoes!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fishing Spot - SOLD

Fishing Spot
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 10" x 10"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.



A slight deviation from my new pricing schedule of $ .50 a square inch, simply because I'm feeling rusty, after having been sick this entire past week. I'll get back into the swing, little by little. Feeling much better today, well enough to paint, take out the trash, clean up my kitchen, make a quiche.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Nearly Dried

Nearly Dried
Watercolor on Poor Quality Watercolor Paper, 9" x 12"
Available at $20 plus $10 shipping.



I've been dreadfully sick with a mega cold...fever, chills, snuffling, coughing, sniffling, blowing, you know. I'm feeling a tad better on my regimen of Day and Nyquils, even though those good drugs play havoc with my digestive system. What a trade off, right? I was able to play with my watercolors just a bit today, but it was on horrid paper, (we won't say what kind) so I eeked what charm I could out of my almost dried out bouquet.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Iris in Aubergine


I have changed the background a bit, made it more scumbly. I am reposting on the DPW site as well.
Better, I think. Really quite a nice piece.

Iris in Aubergine
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 16"
Available at $128, includes shipping.
( still at $  .50 per square inch)



I have a commission for an iris in this color, maybe with a bit more orangey brown tones, so this one is a practice run for the commission. I normally don't do this, but I had ordered extra canvas, knowing that the 16" x 16" are tricky to come by.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Late Summer Hydrangeas - SOLD


Hydrangeas from DJ
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 10" x 10"
SOLD at $50 plus $10 shipping.



I got from my brother a nice big armful of the late summer hydrangeas from the "Emily bush", and the colors are just scrumptious. The jug is also beautiful, a gift from my dear cousins B and J, an antique Dutch jug, so cool. (You will definitely see this one again!)  I just love these colors, a few weeks ago the hydrangeas were all in the pinks.





Little White Farmhouse

This one is small, just a little guy this morning, but later hydrangeas.

Little White Farmhouse
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 4 7/8" x 6"
Available at $13.00 plus $7 shipping.



I liked the image-photo reference, and may decide to do it again larger.
I think that there is a bit of quiet charm there, with those open fields beyond.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Peaches on Stripes - SOLD

Peaches on Stripes
Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 8" x 10" x 1.5"
SOLD

Detail (close up) of the bottom and side edge. Painting extends all around the edges.
You can see it on DPW HERE.

Done by request by a collector.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Into the Hills - SOLD

Into the Hills
Oil on Hardboard, 10" x 10"
SOLD at $50, plus $10 shipping.
( $  .50 per square inch.)



I love this one, with the variety of colors. I want to do it again, bigger next time.
Nice to get into a landscape, they are wonderfully freeing.


Friday, September 01, 2017

Lemons, Roughly - SOLD

Lemons, Roughly
Oil on Hardboard, 6" x 8"
SOLD at $24 plus $10 shipping.
( $  .50 per square inch)



This was uncomfortable, but I really want to be able to paint loose, so....
Big brush (okay, I cheated a little, just a bit) and only a little blending, concentrating on value and color, and holding myself back (mostly) from fussing. The idea is that from across a room, the details don't matter, only the shapes and values. So, if you sit back in your chair about three feet, don't they "read" lemons?

Here's a close up shot.



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Three and a Slice for Tea - SOLD

Three and a Slice for Tea
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 4.75" x 10"
SOLD at $23.00 plus $10 shipping.
( $  .50 per square inch)



OK, this one was supposed to be very loose, so I started out with a large brush, and we were rolling along nice and sketchy, until I realized that there were some drawing mistakes. Then things got tighter, tighter, tighter, until I am painting in my usual style. So hard to break from habits. Now I know I have to start out with a very accurate drawing in order to really get loose. Sounds like a contradiction, doesn't it? I'll try it and let you know.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Zinnias with Celosia - SOLD

Zinnias with Celosia
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 10"
SOLD at $40 plus $10 shipping.
( at $ .50 per square inch)



So my flowers from the Farmer's Market are almost completely faded, I made two vases into one this morning, and decided that I'd better get them painted while I still could. I'm pretty happy with this little guy. The little glass vase was a gift from my dear cousin (thanks, B!)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Little Zinnia Bouquet - SOLD

Little Zinnia Bouquet
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 6" x 6"
SOLD at $18.00 plus $10 shipping.
( $ .50 per square inch)



I wasn't planning to paint today, but noticed my little bouquet out on the back porch table, and aha, something small to paint. Yay! This one is quick and sketchy, very loose.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Two Toned Pepper

Two Toned Pepper
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 6" x 6"
Available at $18 plus $10 shipping.
( $ .50 per square inch)






The peppers from yesterday were just so neat, it would have been a shame not to paint them twice. Now they can go to the neighbor for her stuffed peppers. She had admired them when I bought them, mentioned that they'd make good stuffed peppers. 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Combo Peppers - SOLD

Combo Peppers
Oil on Hardboard, 10" x 10"
SOLD at $50 plus $10 shipping



Another fun find from the Farmer's Market (can you say that five times fast?)
The farmer said that they start out green, and turn red in the sunshine. I couldn't resist, even though I had just bought a bouquet, which you'll see later this week.

Meanwhile, I am in denial.
Summer is NOT almost over. Summer is NOT almost over. Summer is NOT almost over.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Eastern Shore Peaches - SOLD


Eastern Shore Peaches
Oil on Board, 6" x 6"
SOLD at $18 plus $10 shipping
($ .50 per square inch)



Eastern Shore peaches are among the finest peaches I've ever eaten. Don't know why, but they just seem juicier, more flavorful, generally yummier than other summer farm stand peaches. Had to paint some before they are gone, and working on a commission piece, which I'll show you later.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Low Country Marsh - SOLD

Low Country Marsh
Oil on Linen Panel, 9" x 12"
SOLD at $54.00, with free shipping. ( $ .50 per square inch)



This one was done from a photo that my nephew SJ took on a trip/drive with his wife, JJ. Thanks for the nice photo reference, S and J. They are South Carolinians, so they know the low country.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Shoreline Stroll - SOLD

Shoreline Stroll
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $32 plus $10 shipping. ($ .50 per square inch)



What could be more summertime than beaches? Lake beaches, Ocean beaches, Bay beaches, and an evening stroll at sundown after a long relaxing day. Essence of summer! Can you feel the air starting to cool down?
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