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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Tree Study After Libby Tolley - NFS

Tree Study After Libbey Tolley 12" x 12" Oil on Stretched Canvas Not For Sale Claimed as free. I so admire Elizabeth (Libby) Tolley, a wonderful California painter who does the most incredible landscapes, full of such light and atmosphere. In trying to work on trees, I copied from her painting, here: And because it's a copy, and I'm giving credit, it cannot be sold for profit. So if you happen to like it, it's up for grabs. I'm asking for $20.00 to ship it and replace the canvas. Thanks for looking. If you go to her site, spend some time there, she has just exquisite work!

Friday, March 16, 2007

Tree Study - SOLD

Tree Study Oil on Stretched Canvas 11" x 14" Sold at $30.00 plus $15.00 shipping. It's dawning on me lately that I don't know how to paint trees. I know, you'd think that would be so easy. But to depict the leaves in masses, groupings with shadow, reflected light, highlights and subtle differences in green tones...well, I need to study how other painters do it. On this study, I painted the trees first, trying to get them right. It's closer, but not quite there yet. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Monday Painter - SOLD

Monday Painter
Oil on Stretched Canvas
11" x 14"
Sold at $50.00 plus shipping.
See the little guy under the tree? He's loving life. What could be better than enjoying the wonderful outdoors, sitting on a stool, painting Nature's beauty, absorbed in your work, and listening to the wonderful outdoor sounds by the side of a lake? Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Creek Suncatchers - SOLD

Creek Suncatchers
Oil on Stretched Canvas
11" x 14"
Sold at $50.00 plus shipping.
Painting as a reward in the evening, for a good day's packing efforts. This one is done with brushes as a base, and then palette knife work over top. Done from a photo taken in Hillandale, Maryland a summer or two ago. I am always drawn to sparkling water in sunshine. Thanks for looking.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Swain's Lock - SOLD

Swain's Lock, Potomac, MD Oil on Canvas board 12" x 16" Plein Air painting, sold at $50.00 plus shipping. The Yahoo group of Montgomery County Plein Air painters was going out today, and it was so pretty out that I decided to join them. Swain's Lock is part of the C&O canal system that runs along the Potomac, and oh, it was so nice to be out. There was a beautiful heron, and lots of geese honking, so nice that I was in short sleeves for awhile. Sunshine, YES! This is a bit of a rough and tumble painting, trying to capture the silvery quality of the water and the wonderful green reflections. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Red Plums - SOLD

Red Plums Oil on Canvas board 8" x 10" Sold at $50.00 plus shipping. I wanted to try a little less color, so I kept the plate, background and shadows very neutral in this one. I think it really showcases the plum colors. I want to let everyone know that for the next couple of weeks I will not be posting daily. I'll still be painting, and will post sporadically, but my main focus will be on packing to move, and sending off the paintings that have sold as they dry. Thanks for your patience.
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