Friday, April 20, 2007

Barre Afternoon Shadows

Barre Afternoon Shadows Oil on Canvas board 8" x 10" Available at $40.00 plus shipping. It was too beautiful today not to go out painting for a little while. It didn't happen until later this afternoon, and how lovely, the shadows had lengthened nicely. I'm starting to "get it" on the reason for small paintings outdoors. Instead of taking the time to cover great spaces of canvas, you do small color notations with a "sketch" of sorts. This one may be a study for a larger one. I like the feeling of it. Thanks for looking.

Irises Yellow and Mauve - SOLD

Irises Yellow and Mauve Watercolor on Clayboard 8" x 10" Sold at $35.00 plus shipping. I had bought this clayboard at last years "Learning and Product Expo" for the Washington area. It's specifically for watercolor and/or acrylics, and I'd been meaning to try it out. Some things I like about it a lot, some not much at all. It does have a nice porous surface, and of course, mounted on a wood panel, it doesn't buckle. You can change your mind as many times as you want, it wipes back to white easily. Glazes are a little harder though than on paper, and it simply doesn't have the magic of paper. I think it would be wonderful for botanical studies. It doesn't need to be under glass, they say, so I'll spray it and it could be framed like an oil. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Moss Pond Overlook

Moss Pond Overlook Oil on Canvas board 10" x 12" Available at $35.00 plus shipping. Wonderful sunshine today in Massachusetts, blue skies and everyone emerged to be outdoors. So good to be in the fresh dry air again. A neighbor on his two mile walk told me that the name of the beaver pond is Moss Pond. This is looking down the hill towards the pond. Plein air painting is difficult, you wouldn't think so, but there is so much visual information: details, changing light, moving shadows, the sky changing. I admire those that do it well. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Sky Puddles - SOLD

Sky Puddles
Oil on Canvas mounted on board 9" x 10"
Sold at $40.00 plus shipping.

The road in front of my daughter's house this past week. During a break in the rain, sleet and sogginess, I grabbed my camera to shoot a few photos of the wonderful view down the road, and these terrific puddles. The rock walls are everywhere on this road, and the lichen on the trees is an artist's delight. The grandkids think it's pretty cool that their front yard view is on the internet. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Town in the Valley - SOLD

Town in the Valley detail shown, 9" x 10" Oil on Canvas mounted on panel Sold at $30.00 plus shipping. The two paintings of clouds today are done with the same palette, and are the same size. On this one I added a little town in the distance, the white spot might be a church steeple. (Lots of views of that in New England.) These two could be a pair, displayed together, but they don't connect together like a diptych would. The second one is actually the same colors as this one, but I color corrected this one, so it shows better. Thanks for looking. Hope it's not too soggy where you are.

Cloud Study 1 - SOLD

Cloud Study 1 Oil on Canvas mounted on panel 9" x 10" Sold at $30.00 plus shipping Two cloud studies today, trying to paint distance. This could be just about anywhere. Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Apples on Yellow-Orange - SOLD

Apples on Yellow-Orange Oil on Canvas board 8" x 15.5" Sold at $40.00 plus shipping. This was a fun one to paint, since the glow from the paper in the spotlight changed the colors. The yellow apple almost disappeared against the background. I really like the way this one turned out, all this happy color on a rainy, blustery day. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Apples on Lavender - SOLD

Apples on Lavender 9" x 12" Oil on Gesso Board Sold at $35.00 plus shipping. Snowing today in Massachusetts, so it was apples to the rescue. I really like working on the Gesso board. I had a grandson waiting to eat part of the still life. Isn't that fun? Thanks for looking, and have a wonderful week.
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