Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Blush Tulips

Blush Tulips
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
Available at $32 plus $8 shipping.
Click here to buy directly thru DPW.

I didn't want white, but I didn't want pink or yellow either.
So here you go, we'll call it "blush."


Friday, April 11, 2014

Hydrangeas on Black Canvas

Hydrangeas on Black Canvas
Oil on Gessoed (Black) Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
Available at 3-day auction, starting at $22
To bid in the auction, click HERE.

If you are a painter, right now is a good time to scoot to Michaels and get canvas: but one, get two free.
So I picked up three of these rather more expensive black gessoed canvases, and they are wonderfully dramatic to work on. The black extends around all sides, and I was careful to wrap paper towels on my clamps, to keep the top and bottom edges clean. The painting can be hung without a frame.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Hydrangea Dreams - SOLD


Hydrangea Dreams
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $40 plus $8 shipping.
Click here to purchase directly thru DPW.

So here's the color I was trying to match: Not too bad.
The other thing I'm trying for with my painting is for that painterly, indistinct look that I love so much. Where there's a little mystery in the work, there are undefined edges and passages that are open to interpretation. Trying to get away from the cut-out look, which comes so easily (stay inside those lines now...)

Monday, April 07, 2014

See Through Barn - SOLD

See Though Barn
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $30 plus $8 shipping.

Click here to purchase this one directly through Paypal.

What I loved about this barn were the openings that you could see through, right to the background.
I snapped the reference photo for this along Muncaster Mill Road, in Gaithersburg, MD.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

"Radiant Orchid" Iris Twist

"Radiant Orchid" Iris Twist
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
Available at $45 plus $8 shipping.
Click here to Buy Now thru DPW.

"Radiant Orchid" is the Pantone color of our challenge in DPW this week. I saw it and immediately thought "IRIS!" I mixed a puddle and thought I had it matched fairly well, but adding purples and magenta and white to model the form, I lost the pure color in most spots. Still in all, I'm pretty happy with this one, soft and twisty.

You can see the challenge entries here.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Poppy Fields - SOLD


Poppy Fields
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $35 plus $8 shipping.
Click here to Buy Now thru DPW.

I love the red and green combination. It just pops, doesn't it?

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Still Life Value Study - SOLD

Still Life Value Study
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $22 plus $8 shipping.

Different, isn't it? I was all but out of white today, so decided to do a value study, using some mixed pink as my white, and some odd colors that I usually don't use, as the rest of my palette: Van Dyke Brown, Buff Titanium (a weird color, really), and English Red ( a cross between Indian Red and Terra Rosa). I actually kind of like it.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Hilltop Shadows - SOLD

Hilltop Shadows
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.

Rolling hills and cloud shadows, approaching the overlook.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Edge of Spring, Woods

Edge of Spring, Woods
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"
Available at $12 plus $8 shipping.

This one I'm not sure about. I half love it, and half hate it. It started out being what the woods "felt" like this morning, with the light catching twigs and branches, but it got away from me. Everywhere right now, there's that nice haze of reddish in the trees, so I tried to add some of that feeling in. Hmmmm. I figured I'd let you see it anyway.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Light Reflections - SOLD

Light Reflections, Palette Knife Landscape
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"
SOLD at 3-day DPW auction, starting at $30.00
Click here if you would like to place a bid, or view the auction

Detail (Close Up) of Palette Knife Strokes


Two days of tapping with a small palette knife. The detail shows the texture of the strokes.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Lemons on Colored Paper - SOLD

Lemons on Colored Paper
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $20 plus $8 shipping.

It was fun to have my models in a different place today. I dragged in a short outdoor plastic table, showered it, and added boxes for height. Good to shake things up a little.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Riverside in Spring Green - SOLD

Riverside in Spring Green
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12"
SOLD at $20 plus $8 shipping, click HERE to purchase.

This one is a revision of  "Waiting for Green" from the other day (see below). I DO trust my collectors to spot a painting that "doesn't quite" and pass by it. I think this is much more fun, more colorful, more cohesive.

This is what it looked like before revisions:


Better, yes?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Thinking Spring - SOLD


Thinking Spring
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $22 plus $10 shipping.
Click here to purchase directly thru DPW.

I need new reference material. Once my car is working again, I can get out, cruise around for some photos, find some good plein air spots, get some new scenes to paint. Meanwhile, this one is just made up, with thoughts of green and warm and Spring.

Woodland - SOLD

Woodland
Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 12" x 12" x 1.5"
SOLD at $35 plus $10 shipping.
Detail Below of left side of canvas
All sides, top and bottom are painted as extensions of the painting, so no frame is needed.
This is an older piece, and it thought for a moment that it was going to England, but the shipping was too high. Now I've lowered the price, so we'll see where it lands up.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Lemons - SOLD

Lemons
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $20 plus $8 shipping.

Completely revised today, the little lemon painting from March 3.
Much better now, I think. It looked like this before:



Monday, March 24, 2014

Seascape, Four Tube Challenge - SOLD


Seascape
Four Tube Challenge
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12"
SOLD at $20 

The challenge looked pretty interesting this week, and I liked the reference photo provided. The four tubes of paint we were allowed: Phthalo Blue, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red and White.
I liked some of the colors you can get with just these few choices, but the browns were tough to get right.

Waiting for Green - NA

Waiting for Green
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12"
Not Available, Revised on 3/27/14.

A little landscape, with thoughts of spring greens.
...while snow is expected again tonight and tomorrow morning.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Purple Pansies - SOLD





Purple Pansies
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12"
SOLD at $22 plus $8 shipping.
Click here to purchase directly thru DPW.

Such lovely models, I'll paint them while they bloom.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Pansy Face

Pansy Face
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8"
Available at $20 plus $8 shipping.

A little close in view of one of the pansy faces.
(The dark interiors caught some glare, so I tried to touch them up in Photoshop. You can see some streaks, but those aren't in the painting.)

Yellow Pansies

Yellow Pansies
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 10"
Available at DPW 3-day Auction, starting at $20
Click here if you would like to place a bid.

Today I decided to be more literal with the leaves, but I actually prefer the leaf treatment from yesterday, I think. Which do you guys like better?
Been awhile since I ran an auction, so i thought I'd give this one a try.

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