Saturday, April 04, 2009
Night Lilies Oil on Canvas Mounted on Board, 16" x 15 7/8" SOLD at $100.00, shipping included to US Detail Below. It would seem that I am having a run of white florals. But they are so popular, and when you want to sell paintings, there is a certain consideration to what's selling, so.... here we have a larger version from my fake lilies. Not all canvas is the same. (Like the vast differences in watercolor paper.) I used a new roll of canvas, don't even remember where I ordered it from, to cover this board, and it was such a struggle to get this right today. The canvas was actually slippery, slick, and didn't want to hang on to the paint. So lots of careful "going over" and gentle, feather light blending. But finally...yes, I like it. The next time I use this canvas, I'll gesso on top of the finish first.
Friday, April 03, 2009
Wedding Vase with Grapes - Revised Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14" SOLD at $75.00 plus shipping. The vase is circa 1944, and I believe my Mom got it as a wedding gift. I know she treasured it, even after one of us (anyone confessing?) broke it. It's been glued back together. Originally with a turquoise background, the buyer suggested a mauve, and right away it is softer, more traditional looking. I'm leaving the original photo here, just as an example of how much the personality of a piece can change, with a change of color.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Landscape in Olive and Sienna Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10" SOLD at $30.00 plus shipping. I had a difficult and detailed still life set up today, but felt more like a little landscape, so this quick, impressionistic study is today's posting. I was prepared to work further on it, but it felt finished, so I stopped. Quick and swishy.
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Spring Strawberries Oil on Linen Panel, 6" x 6" SOLD at $25.00 plus shipping. Three strawberries on a small linen panel. So many of the Daily Painters work on this size, and I give them credit. The small canvases are SO much harder to work on. Every little part matters since there is so little space. It could also be what you get used to, but for me, I feel so cramped at this tiny size. Anyway, I'll use up the panels I have. Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
White Lilies Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" SOLD at $65.00 plus shipping. It's interesting how used we get to our routines. I ran out of OMS and Viva paper towels. I was using real rags and linseed oil with industrial paint thinner to clean my brushes between colors, and having such a time getting my paint to behave. I am so much happier with my Viva and my OMS again today. Also picked up these flowers at Hobby Lobby to paint. White flowers are a challenge, but so satisfying to do.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
White Bowl, Green Grapes Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10' x 10" SOLD at $50.00 plus shipping. I've never painted grapes before, and they are harder than I expected. All the colors, all the warms and cools in each grape, depending on the light. But fun to do. Lots of yummy green in this one.