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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Purple Field Flowers - SOLD

Purple Field Flowers 10" x 13.5" Oil on Canvas mounted on board Sold at $40.00 plus shipping. A little made-up scene, winding around a corner on a dirt path, with a sunny field beyond. Mostly, I didn't want to waste the colors on the palette from yesterday's painting. I like this one though. I like the feeling of the coolness in the shade and the warm sunshine waiting. I'm experimenting with some new colors as well, Purple Madder and Purple Lake, both great colors. Thanks for looking. Hope you're having a really good weekend.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Farm on the Hill - SOLD

Farm on the Hill Oil on Canvas board 9" x 12" Sold at $40.00 plus shipping. Today I used the same farm that sits on the hillside right on our road, and a lot of artistic license, and came up with this image. Thank yous to Claudia-Marie (one of my google group readers) for encoraging me to alter the images I use to move towards more dramatic paintings.A kind and generous critique is always welcome. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Storm Blowing In - SOLD

Storm Blowing In Oil on Canvas board 12" x 16" Sold at $50.00 plus shipping. This is another completion from last fall's painting class. We had been painting at Butler's Orchard as a class when a beautiful greenish sky and a distant storm started blowing in. Good blustery wind and a rush to break down the gear. Once I had everything safely stowed in the car, I shot a few photos, and started a painting at home. It basically got completely overpainted today, and it's highly textured as a result. The lightness in the sky has a tinge of green to it. Don't you love the light of a good dramatic storm? Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Cows in the Shade - SOLD

Cows in the Shade 12" x 16" Oil on Canvasboard Sold at $50.00 plus shipping. This is a plein air painting I had started last fall with the painting class. The cows kept moving from spot to spot, so I clicked some photos for reference. Finished it yesterday and this morning, and thinking to do another, I liked the cows to paint. It's a different composition for me, but I kind of like the wonkiness here. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Johnnie Jump Ups - SOLD

Johnnie Jump Ups Watercolor on 300 lb Rough Arches paper 11" x 15" Sold at $15.00 plus shipping. Don't you love the name? Johnny Jump Ups. Me and my three year old grandson Max painted watercolors out front this afternoon. Yes, it was a good thing I'd almost finished before he started to paint, but I loved his marks with brushes and color. (Until he discovered the fun of making the water dirty by rinsing brushes.) But here are my results. The yellow in the flowers is much brighter than my screen is showing here, maybe your too. Thanks for looking.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Cattails and Marsh - SOLD

Cattails and Marsh 12" x 16" Oil on Canvasboard Sold at $40.00 plus shipping. Another really beautiful day, except for a fierce wind. I had to bongee cord my easel to a weight to keep it from blowing away. The view from the other side of the marsh, before the black flies and mosquitos arrive. Cattails are so cool. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Marshland One - SOLD

Marshland One 10" x 12" Oil on Canvas board Sold at $40.00 plus shippping. Today was so beautiful in New England that it would have been almost a crime not to be out in it. Tank top and shorts weather, and the "peepers" were going crazy in this wonderful marsh area. I don't suppose it'll be great for painting in a month or so when the mosquitoes emerge, so now is the time. But oh, it was wonderful today. So nice I did two. Thanks for looking.

Marshland Two - SOLD

Marshland Two 9" x 10" Oil on Canvas mounted on panel Sold at $30.00 plus shipping. The second marsh painting today. Just a glorious Sunday. Thanks for looking.
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