Monday, June 18, 2018

Georgia Peaches in Georgia

Georgia Peaches in Georgia
Watercolor on 300 lb Arches Paper, Paper Size" 11" x 15"
Image Size: 9" x 10"
Available at $40 plus $10 shipping.

These peaches may well be from somewhere else, but because we are in Georgia and they were bought in and happily being devoured in Georgia, we'll say they are delicious Georgia peaches (although not quite as good as the Eastern Shore peaches.) Several of these guys got into a fruit salad tonight for supper. So yummy! On my cousin's pretty red plate.

Friday, June 01, 2018

Early Sunlight

Early Sunlight
Oil on Hardboard, 11" x 14"
Available at $25 plus $10 shipping.

This is a revised version of a previous painting which didn't sell, called Dappled Spring. I liked it very much, but it needed a refresher and some softening. I've also lowered the price some.

PLEASE NOTE: This one will not be shipping until the end of June, as I will be away.
Thanks for your patience.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Handmade Watercolor Cards

Handmade Watercolor Cards
Size is A2
Available at $20 plus $3.50 shipping.

You've seen these before.
After these, which will ship either today or tomorrow, I won't be shipping anything out until after my little trip/vacation, away down South, visiting and playing. Shipping will resume after June 19th. Thanks for your patience!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Lavender Iris - SOLD

Lavender Iris
Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 8" x 8" x 1.5"
SOLD at $35 plus $10 shipping.
Detail Below, Right Side

Another iris, this one on Gallery Wrapped Canvas. Depth to the wall is 1.5".
Which means you don't have to fuss with a frame, simply hang.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Dark Iris

Dark Iris
Oil on Hardboard, 6" x 8"
Available at $20 plus $10 shipping.

I mostly missed the irises this year, because of the rain. When I went to shoot some photos at my scouted locations, the blooms were all water logged and dropped. Some years are like that.

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Conch Shell Sketch - SOLD

Conch Shell Sketch
Pen, Ink and Watercolor on Arches Paper, 6" x 6"
SOLD at $10 plus $10 shipping.

You'll be seeing this guy and some of his buddies again later this summer. My new friends L. and D. brought me a whole basket full of lovely beach treasures: driftwood, crab shells, conch shells and lovely little clam shells. So pretty. (Plus some bonus vases.) Tougher to draw than I imagined. But with beautiful greys, warm browns and golden tones, so appealing to spend a little time studying.

Friday, May 18, 2018

White Rose - SOLD

White Rose
Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 8" x 8" x 1.5"
SOLD at $30 plus $10 shipping

Since this is a gallery wrapped canvas, no frame is needed. The painting (above, one side shown) wraps around both sides, top and bottom, and is ready to hang.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Watercolor Cards- SOLD

Watercolor Cards
Watercolor on Arches Paper, each card is A6 size (4-1/8 x 5-7/8 in)
SOLD the Set at $20.00 plus $3.50 shipping.

I've had some orders for cards, so have been busy with watercolor here. The cards are available in my Etsy shop, but I figured I'd offer a set here. Blank inside, blank envelope, cello wrapper, signed on the back.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Rhodie! - SOLD

Oil on Hardboard, 6" x 6"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.

A sweet little rhododendron flower, up close.
Or part of one anyway.
Still pretty Impressionistic.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Rhododendron - SOLD

Oil on Hardboard, 14" x 11"
SOLD at $35 plus $12 shipping

We have a rhododendron (I had to look that up, I always thought it ended in an "M") bush in the back yard, evidence that at one time, probably when this building was a single family home, that someone loved and cared for the yard. It's lovely, so I clipped a few blooms to paint this morning. The painting turned out simple and dramatic.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Serene Panorama - SOLD

Serene Panorama
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 20"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

Don't you like this one? So peaceful, right?
There are some lumps and bumps here, since I used an old canvas, a piece that didn't work out.
Otherwise it would be more expensive.

Our Internet was down today ( I heard it was more than citywide) and boy, did I feel crippled without my connections. Amazing how dependent we are now on our technology habits.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Hydrangea Bush - SOLD

Hydrangea Bush
Oil on Hard Board, 16" x 16"

This one was really fun to paint. So swishy and loose. Just plain fun.
I've gone high on the shipping, because of the size and the weight.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Pears and Stripes - SOLD

Pears and Stripes
Oil on Hardboard, 8" x 10"
SOLD at $30 plus $10 shipping.

Since I had the striped cloth out from yesterday, and the pears at the Natural Food Store were pretty this week, here you go. A little bit different with the orientation, but that's fun too sometimes.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Lemons on Red Stripes - SOLD

Lemons on Red Stripes
Oil on Hardboard, 6" x 8"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.

This was fresh and fun to paint after all the tulips.
Maybe a landscape again next.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Soft Pink Tulips - SOLD

Soft Pink Tulips
Oil on Hard Board, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

One last painting of tulips before I set that idea aside for awhile. I liked the idea of a blush color or very soft pink. Then the blue background just evolved. It looks good, I think.

Friday, April 27, 2018

Dappled Spring - NA

Dappled Spring
Oil on Hard Board, 11" x 14"
Not Available _at $40 plus $10 shipping, revised on 6/1/2018

I was so attracted to the reference photo for this one, with the high contrast and all the lovely new greens in it. One of my favorite parts of Spring. New Spring greens!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Deep Pink on Pink - NA

Deep Pink on Pink
Oil on Hard Board, 8" x 8"
Not available, Gifted..

This is a happy one, even though the tulip color got away from me a little.
OK. It's an oddball color, but it's still a happy painting. The background is a soft pink.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Red Tulips - SOLD

Red Tulips
Oil on Hardboard, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

Downtown at one of the banks, I love the red tulips set against dark mulch in the landscaping right now, I have to stop and gaze every time I go past. Soooo pretty!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Path with Blooming Tree - SOLD

Path with Blooming Tree
Oil on Hardboard, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

I liked the bones of this one, and since it's grey and overcast today, I am more settled to be indoors working. So I took some time to finesse this little guy. I went at it with a palette knife. MUCH better!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Blooming Tree Sketch - NA

Blooming Tree Sketch
Oil on Hard Board, 8" x 8"
Not Available, Revised on 4.24.18

It's Earth Day, and it's just gorgeous outside. I really want to go out and dig in the dirt!
So instead of a "real" painting, you get a quick sketch today. (So I can go play!) The reference photo is lovely, and deserves a more attention, so I should probably do this one justice sometime.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Last of the Magnolias - SOLD

Last of the Magnolias
Oil on Hardboard, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $30 plus $10 shipping.

The magnolias here in Chestertown are mostly old, majestic and large. They have been spectacular this Spring, they must like cooler Spring weather (since it has been so far.) They are all but done now, the hefty looking petals all over the ground. I really have enjoyed them.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Greens of Spring - SOLD

The Greens of Spring
Oil on Wood Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $30 plus $10 shipping.

This one was just delicious to paint, all these wonderful greens. Like Spring, where it's so lovely to watch everything greening up, and the sweet new bright greens you see at this time of year. I'm sure you'll see this one again, it was just plain fun to paint.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Lemons on Blue Plate

Lemons on Blue Plate
Oils on Cradled Gessobord, 8" x 8" x 1"
Available at $25 plus $10 shipping.

One inch cradle to the wall.

This one was just a BEAR to paint. Sadly, I realized about half way thru that I should have reserved this Cradle Board for a landscape, since earlier I had coated it with orange tinted gesso and it was still really smooth. Like painting on glass, with the added problem of the orange underneath. Yikes! My paint kept slipping and sliding around, so I had to go fairly thick, which is not how I like to do still life. Oh, well, it's done now. Painted all around the edges, so no frame is needed.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Tomato Play - SOLD

Oil on Hardboard, 8" x 8"
Tomatoes Connected
Oil on Hardboard, 6" x 6"

It was a day for playing with little tomato paintings.
Such wonderful color to work with.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Flowering Tree - SOLD

Flowering Tree
Oil on Hardboard, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.

I've got to do at least one blooming tree portrait for Spring.  
This one looks a little more lavender than the painting actually is. I mean, it is pink/magenta, but not this purple. There may be more, they really are fun to paint.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Neighborhood Daffodils - SOLD

Neighborhood Daffodils
Oil on Hardboard, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $45 plus $10 shipping.

This one was crazy to paint, all those little leaves.  
I did it from some photos of one of the neighborhood front gardens in our neighborhood. 
Lots of daffodils!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Color Dance

Color Dance
Oil on Hardboard, 12" x 16"
Available at $35 plus $10 shipping

Every once in awhile, it's fun to take an old painting, and give it a second look. See what is disconcerting about it maybe, or what could be improved. In this case, the painting felt closed in somehow, so I tried "opening" it up, and adding more space. The path also stopped fairly abruptly, with little visual explanation. Below is how it looked before:

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Cherry Blossoms Take Two - SOLD

Cherry Blossoms, Take Two
Oil on Hardboard, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

So a little experiment: I put yesterday's painting away, and didn't refer to it at all, while working on a second painting from the same reference. Interesting the differences.

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Cherry Blossoms - SOLD

Cherry Blossoms
Oil on Hard Board, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

I'm not sure if these are actually cherry blossoms, but I'm guessing that's familiar. They might be apricot or pear too, something like that. But painted loose and impressionistic.

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Magnolia Surround - SOLD

Magnolia Surround
Oil on Gessoed MDF Board, 16" x 16"
SOLD at $95 plus $15 shipping

This one is large, and has some presence. It took me three days to paint. I kept getting lost in the photo reference, what goes where? I simplified things considerably, and I'm happy with the results. The idea is that you are standing right in front of (or inside) a blooming magnolia.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Welcome Spring! - SOLD

Welcome Spring!
Oil on Gessoed MDF Board, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $40 plus $10 shipping.

Yesterday I gessoed up some of my bigger boards, so I could get back into some landscapes. I do like the little still life work, but every once in awhile, a landscape is what you want to paint. Celebrating Easter, April and the arrival of real Spring weather. A lovely hillside of basking beauties.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Simple Apple - SOLD

Simple Apple
Oil on Gessoed MDF Board, 6" x 6"
SOLD at $15 plus $10 shipping.

Today was a day for peripherals; washing brushes, gessoing boards, varnishing sold paintings, making tapioca from scratch, researching some Spring landscapes, ....and housekeeping, you know the drill. But I did want to do something quick and easy, so here's an apple.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Couple of Onions - SOLD

Couple of Onions
Oil on Gessoed MDF Board, 5" x 7"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.

The red onion sprouted while it was in the refridge, but I kind of like that touch of green.
The big yellow onion you've seen before. A quiet subject for a quiet Good Friday afternoon.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Three Peppers Diptych - SOLD

Three Peppers Diptych
Oil on Two MDF Panels, 6" x 12" total
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

Here is what this one looks like separated:

You could frame them as two, side by side. Or frame them as one, however you like.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Light Catchers, Revised - SOLD

Fall Panorama (Light Catchers, Revised)
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 20"
SOLD at $45 plus $10 shipping.

This one was originally well received, but I had it priced high, and I always thought that the lighting was a little confusing. Where was the sun, anyway? See below, this is how it looked before.

So I changed the direction of the light, and adjusted some of the foliage to make it clear. Did I make it better? I think so, but I'm not sure.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Green Bowl with Peppers - SOLD

Green Bowl with Peppers
Oil on Gessoed MDF Board, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

One more go around with the peppers, this time in a bowl.
Bowls are terrifically hard to paint, but I think I got close with this one.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Plate of Pretty Peppers - SOLD

Plate of Pretty Peppers
Oil on Gessoed MDF Board, 6" x 6"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.

Produce blessings from D. (Thanks, D!) These and the asparagus, some clementines which went into watercolor, and some avocados, which got eaten. Good to have thoughtful friends who bring treats to paint.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Three Plums - SOLD

Three Plums
Oil on Gessoed MDF Board, 5" x 7"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.

I've been immersed in my watercolors for a few days, so it feels rusty but good to get back to some oils.  I'm trying out some different colors for backgrounds on these still life pieces, to see what works.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Asparaguus with Lemon

Asparagus with Lemon
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 6" x 12"
Available at $25 plus $10 shipping.

I don't think that I've ever painted asparagus before, but what a lovely subject. Harder than I thought, even though I treated them as loosely as I could. Worth doing again, but right now I'm cooking these babies up and making some Hollandaise. Yum!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pear with Plums - SOLD

Pear with Plums
Oil on Hardboard, 6" x 8"
SOLD at $25.00 plus $10.00 shipping.

Some dear new friends brought me goodies and treats when they stopped to pick up paintings. Yay! Thanks, D & L! These plums were among the goodies, and some lovely clementines and asparagus.
I have some great subjects!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Three Lovelies - SOLD

Three Lovelies
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 6" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping

Aren't these pretty? I DO love painting pears, and now that they've shown their blush, I get to eat them. Wait, wait...okay, maybe one more painting from them before.
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