January 6, 2007 Oil on Canvasboard 12" x 16" What odd weather, January and 70 degress today. A small group went to Lake Needwood and did some plein air painting this afternoon, and it felt great to be out in the sunshine. I was most interested in the light shining through the trees, and me without a visor hat today. Kept having to shade my eyes to see what I was painting. Winter colors are so beautiful. Thanks for looking.
Friday, January 05, 2007
Guacamole Fixin's Oil on Canvasboard 6" x 8" Sold. Guess what I'm eating as I type this? You got it, yummy guacamole. This one actually gave me some trouble, I had to wipe half of it away and start again. But I'm pleased with the end result, and the guac was good too. (And yes, I threw away the one that turned brown as I was painting, LOL. I had spares.) I am trying to paint more quickly, but so far it hasn't happened. Feeling like Dory, "just keep swimming, just keep swimming." Thanks for looking.
Apples on Orange Plate
Oil on Canvasboard 6" x 8"
The third apple painting, and I really like the way this one turned out. Working on small canvases really gives a painter the chance to focus keenly on the objects at hand. Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Gorgeous spring-like day today, windows open, sweet fresh air. Set these apples in the sunlight this afternoon, flooding in on the table. Wonderful light to play with. Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, January 02, 2007
Naptime In October Oil on Canvasboard 12" x 16" Sold. This is larger than usual, because my paintbrushes wanted to play, and needed a little room. Nice to stretch out after the 6 x 8's and the 8 x 10's. Done from a photo I took in Massachusetts in October, a little neighborhood excursion while my daughter and the petite grands were napping one afternoon. The older two were in school. It was one of those spellbinding fall afternoons in New England. Ahh. This one went so quickly, and I'm pleased with the sunlit quality. Lots of Indian Yellow. Thanks for stopping in.
Monday, January 01, 2007
Bosc Pears Watercolor on 140 pound Arches paper 9" x 14" Available at $25.00 including shipping. The attempt at a small oil of these pears on canvasboard was just dismal, so here's a watercolor instead. It will require losing some of the top of the image if it were to be matted and framed, hence the lower price. Thanks for looking.
Eggplant and Pepper Versions One and Two Watercolors on 140 pound Arches paper Version One, dark blue shadow, 11" x 13" Version Two, greyed shadow, 9" x 13" Available at $30.00 each, plus shipping. Detail of Version One shown. Please contact me at NelVanL@aol.com for questions or to purchase. Because it takes awhile for a watercolor layer to dry, I decided to do two at the same time, and since both were stretched on the same board, it was simply a matter of flipping the board around to work on one or the other. A technique that will work for me now. Wonder why I never thought of it before. Thanks for looking.
Lake Hollowell, Olney, Maryland Oil on Canvasboard 8" x 10" Available at $30.00 plus shipping. Although this one was done from a photo I took, I did spend a few muggly mornings at this small lake in Olney this past summer, doing plein air paintings. Very peaceful place, but for an occasional biker or jogger. I'll definitely go back. Thanks for stopping in.
Chocolate Eclair Oil on Canvasboard 8"x 10" Sold. First of the small daily paintings. I have managed to go ten days now doing one painting a day, and figured that was enough of a track record to give me an idea that I could do it. Hence the new blog. Always a thank you for checking in.