Saturday, February 23, 2008
Leaning Irises Watercolor on 300 lb CP Arches Paper, 22.5" x 16" Half Sheet Size Sold at $80.00 This is the last of the "winter iris" paintings, drawn out in May last spring, and waiting to be painted. I had so many beautiful plants, that there was no time to paint them all. So they just got drawn, and now it's fun to paint them. Thanks for looking.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Anyway Roses in Rose Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16" Sold at $75.00 plus shipping. Practice with Roses. The top photo is the actual way I painted this one, but in Photoshop, I realized that it could actually be hung any way at all, and still look correct. For the resource, I used a couple of photos and a couple of silk roses from the craft store. And I definitely got some practice painting roses. Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
White Tulip 10" x 12", Oil on Canvas Board Sold at $60.00 plus shipping. In Maryland, if you're lucky to live close to Brookside Gardens, there are new delights almost every week during the spring and summer. The outdoor tulip displays were amazing year before last, and I took some photos of them, always intending to paint them "someday." It's today. Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Tree Study with Birches Oil on Canvas board, 12" x 16" Sold at $70.00 plus shipping. I had a lot of reds and oranges left from the orange floral painting, and didn't want to waste them (expensive colors in oil), so found this photo of the wonderful trees at the top of my daughter's driveway. You see a lot of these trees in this part of the country, gnarly trunks covered with lichen, and of course, birches. This was taken in the fall, when some trees had lost their leaves already, but there was still a lot of color. Thanks for looking.
Monday, February 18, 2008
Purple Iris Profusion Watercolor on Lanaquarelle, 300 lb paper, full sheet 22.5" x 30" Sold at $130.00 plus $20 shipping. This is another of the drawn-out but not painted paintings. It's on a full sheet of Lanaquarelle, which is an incrdibly soft paper. I don't remember using it to paint on before, but the paint doesn't run nearly as much as on other paper I've used, and it works well for the modeling I do on the petals. This one took a lot of time, and I'm pleased with the final result. Thanks for looking.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Orange Floral Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 8" x 10" Wrap is 1.5" Depth Sold at $60.00 plus shipping. Just for a blaze of color, lots of reds, yellows and oranges, to offset the cold and grey of winter. This one needs no frame, since it's gallery wrapped and painted around all four sides. See detail below. Thanks for looking. Detail of wrapped edge.