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Saturday, February 03, 2007

Cherry Pie Green Plate - NFS

Cherry Pie on a Green Plate 8" x 10" Oil on Canvasboard. Gifted. Life drawing this morning and a quick painting of cherry pie this afternoon. I took pictures as I was painting this one, in order to post a little mini tutorial on my sketch blog. Check the sketch blog if you'd like to see it: Thanks for looking.

Friday, February 02, 2007

The Road Taken - SOLD

The Road Taken Oil on Stretched Canvas 11" x 14" This was one of those dabbly paintings, that you could just keep pecking away at. But I declare it done, well...maybe a few more brushstrokes here and there. And that's the way it goes sometimes. I used the limited palette colors for the red and green palette from the book The Yin/Yang of Painting, a wonderful book with a lot of good information. You get a turquoise, but no blue. You get a citron color, but no yellow. Interesting to work that way, and it makes for good color harmony. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Road to the Barns - SOLD

Road to the Barns 11" x 14" Oil on Stretched Canvas.
I was missing the feel of working on a stretched canvas, so this one is. Done from a photo taken at one of our fall forays to Butler's Orchard, one of our wonderful local wander-around farms. Others in the group were working in a pumpkin patch and there were some wonderful paintings from that day. The sky was an impossible cobalt blue, just wonderful. New price in effect today. February paintings are priced at $50.00 plus shipping. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Lakeside Path - SOLD

Oil on Canvasboard 10" x 12" A quick and easy color sketch in oils, since I still had a palette full of nature colors from earlier today. I like the dark values in this one, and I think the foliage is getting better. Thanks for looking.

Creek Impression - SOLD

Oil on Canvasboard 12" x 16" Sold. This one is mostly about the color and mood of a creek in full summer. I struggled with it, to maintain the dark feel of all the shade and still show the sparkle of the spots where the sunshine filtered through. It turned out to be quite heavily textured. This will be the last of the $30.00 paintings, tomorrow the prices will be raised. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Three Pears Twice - Both SOLD

Two paintings today. Pears on Cardboard 6.25" x 12". Oil on Gessoed Masonite Panel. SOLD. Pears on Red 6" x 8". Oil on Canvasboard. Sold. I wanted these pears at eye level, so set them on a cardboard box, and painted them on a masonite scrap, which makes for a very smooth painting experience. The second one I slipped a piece of red paper underneath, and used a canvas panel. I have been reading Richard Schmid's book Alla Prima, and it's amazing. The second time through, and it's so applicable. He offers so much wonderful information and I've tried here to use as little paint as possible, and in the pears on red, I've tried to "blend" as little as I could. We grow by trying new things. Thanks for looking.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Nectarines In January - SOLD

Nectarines In January 8" x 10" Sold. Wonderful colors for painting, even if they are too hard to eat when you take them home from the store. Thanks for looking.
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