This plein air piece sold, but the collector gave me permission to revise it a bit, since I wasn't quite happy with it. I made the water more reflective of the sky (that is, I made it blue) and changed the left side altogether, and fixed the grass in the foreground. Ahh, much better.
The Last Sunflowers
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $75.00 plus shipping.
There were 2 bunches of somewhat sad looking sunflowers still at my local Giant, so I picked the better looking bunch and brought them home. I don't think there will be any more this year, so I'll do the best I can with this last bunch.
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $40.00 plus $5.00 shipping.
There have been so many beautiful onion paintings lately, that I wanted to try one too. Not as easy as you would think. Pinks, oranges, yellows, purples, sienna, all these colors in an onion.
Irises in Lavenders
Watercolor on Arches 300 lb paper, image size 19" x 25"
The image editing software I used today rendered this one a little washed out, but the colors are pretty rich. Done by request. Thanks for looking.
Plein Air Lake Needwood
Oil on Stretched Linen, 9" x 12"
SOLD at $40.00 plus shipping.
OK, today was a plein air afternoon, and the day could not have been any more beautiful. Bright sunshine, clear skies, only a slight breeze. It was good to be out in the day, painting, and I got some nice photos taking a walk around the lake.
Welcome to my daily painting blog. Here I'll post my efforts to paint one small painting a day, with a little wiggle room by saying five per week. I work primarily in oils these days, but also love my watercolors. I hope you enjoy my work, and as always, your comments are welcome.
The images reproduced in this blog are copyrighted by the artist, Nel Jansen. All rights reserved.
And so it has taken me all of sixty years to understand that water is the finest drink, and bread the most delicious food, and that art is worthless unless it plants a measure of splendor in people's hearts. ~ Taha Muhammad Ali ~
"I would like to paint the way a bird sings.”--Claude Monet
All of the paintings here are available for purchase plus packaging and shipping, except those marked "sold" in the title and description. Paintings are sold on a first come, first served basis. For information, email me at NelVanL@aol.com Thanks for your interest.