Saturday, March 24, 2007
Swain's Lock Two Oil on Canvas board 12" x 16" Sold at $40.00 plus shipping. Working from a photo taken at the spot where I was painting en plein air, I've tried for the shine of the water here, and the feel of the day. The sun was popping through now and then, but there was still a nudge in the air to keep your jacket on. Thanks for looking.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Oil on Canvas board 8" x 10" Sold at $40.00 plus shipping. In the way of anniversaries, I have been painting seriously since last June (of 2006.) I took a weekend workshop on the Eastern Shore of Maryland under Bethanne Kinsella Cople, and we painted and watched her demonstrations for the entire weekend. It was wonderful. This little painting is from one of the photos I took of the spot where I was working, and oh, the difference in my results between that first painting and this one. I'm happy with the improvement and it is good to stop once in awhile, looking back to see how far you've come. Mostly we look forward to the places we want to be, but to see progress is a good thing. Isn't this a sweet little piece? Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Oil on Stretched Canvas
24" x 24"
Sold at $80.00.
The pines picked up a little glare in this photo, they are darker in the painting. It was nice to use big brushes and spread out today on a larger canvas. I also got into a gray and lavender colored sky, which was fun. I really like this one, and would love to sell it to one of my local customers for pick up. I think the shipping is going to be expensive. However, if you are willing to cover shipping costs, I will be glad to send it out as well. Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Water and Trees Study Oil on Stretched Canvas 9" x 12" Sold as Study at $30.00 plus shipping. Working from a variety of sources, studying other painters I admire, and trying to understand what they do, this is a hodgepodge, made-up scene. Credit to Bethanne Kinsella Cople and Ed Cooper, whose work I am studying. Also trying to steer a little away from the olive green and use more Viridian and blues in this piece. Thanks for looking.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Large Pink Iris Watercolor on 300 lb. Rough Arches Paper 15" x 18" Suggested Cropped Size, Second Photo: 12" x 15" Sold at $40.00 plus shipping. This watercolor was destined for the trash pile of old projects in calligraphy and watercolors, but when I took another look, I thought...hmm, maybe cropped it would be okay. And I do think the cropped version looks better. However, I'll ship it as is, and let the buyer decide. The blue is a series of glazes to get the intensity of darks. Thanks for looking.
Tree Study with Brook 12" x 12" Oil on Stretched Canvas Sold at $20.00 plus shipping. Another study for practicing trees and foliage. This one is simply a made up place, with a little brook meandering through the fields. I think the trees are slowly getting better, but I'm not there yet by a long shot. Thanks for looking.