Saturday, December 05, 2009
Winter Creek Sunset 3 Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" SOLD at $50.00 plus shipping. I actually like doing the same painting over three times in a row. By the third one, you've figured out the "order" of painting. Trunks first, to preserve the darks, then background foliage, then foreground and water, and last, sky and details. So you can then think about what you want to change, or the flavor of the piece. I was going for more "mystery" in this one, although I'm not sure it turned out that way. More calligraphic brushwork too, in the foreground, which I like (yes, my Escoda brush again.) And I let myself have more red and orange this time. We'll see if the collector likes it.
Long Bendy Iris Watercolor on Strathmore paper, 6" x 18" SOLD at $15.00 plus $3.00 shipping. Another one of my little play watercolors. Interesting to use all that length. This paper acts differently from my standby, Arches, so there's some struggle with it too.
Friday, December 04, 2009
Winter Woods Sunset, Large Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20" SOLD at $85.00 plus shipping. I wish the photo was better, since this is really a nice painting, and the glare spoils the look a bit. I'm just generally pleased with it, the water, the feeling of the sky, the colors of the background foliage.
Rainbow Tulips Watercolor on Arches 140 lb paper Paper size 12" x 16", image size 11" x 13" SOLD at $25.00, includes shipping. I wet each separate part and dropped in an assortment of colors, let them run around. One of the funnest things to do with watercolors. Done from a photo of tulips that I had taken at my daughters.
Random Leaves, Watercolor Watercolor on Strathmore 140 lb paper, paper size 6" x 18" SOLD at $20.00, includes shipping. I have a watercolor spiral bound sketchbook that I haven't used much, and thought leaves would be great dancing across the page. Lots of colors in this one, and the leaves are just imaginary.
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Maple Leaves Watercolor on Arches 140 lb paper, paper size 12" x 16", image size 8.5" x 9.5" SOLD at $12.00 plus $3.00 shipping. Backyard 2 Watercolor on 140 lb paper Paper size: 12" x 16", image size 11" x 14" SOLD at $12.00 plus $3.00 shipping. Another couple of quickie watercolors, since it went over well yesterday. I like the simplicity of the maple leaves, done from a photo I still had of Massachusetts maples.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Cropping Possibility above.
SOLD at $12.00 plus $3.00 shipping.
Colored Pencil on Bristol Paper
Image size: 7" x 8" , Paper size: 9" x 12"
SOLD at $12.00 plus $3.00 shipping.
An experiment to see whether my collectors might be interested in inexpensive pieces done in media besides oils. Works on paper are also easy to send, but mean matting, glass and frames for the collector.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Lazy Creek Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 16" SOLD at $40.00 plus shipping. Another painting that I have saved out for a gallery, but simply can't get enough pieces together to make it worthwhile. Maybe this coming year I can focus on making it more a career than simply my hodge podge way of painting.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Pink Orchid Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 16" SOLD at $45.00 plus shipping. I picked up some canvas panels, in this size that I like (mainly because I hardly ever see them this size) and didn't think to Gesso them before painting. Mistake. This one was a struggle, just because I had to coax the paint to stay on the canvas, it was so slick. I will definitely Gesso the other two panels. Because of all the careful blending then, I think this one has a bit of an Oriental flavor, don't you?
Thanksgiving Magnolia, Revised Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" SOLD at $45.00 plus shipping. Some revisions on the red magnolia. I changed the color, brighter now, and the shape of the front petals, and like it much better. I am also dropping the price, to get this little guy sold.