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Saturday, August 11, 2007

Sunflowers One- SOLD

Sunflowers One Oil on Canvas board, 6" x 8" SOLD at $30.00 plus shipping There were sunflowers at the Farmer's Market this morning, so I bought a half dozen and started on a large painting. Realized after swimming with the kids that I wouldn't be able to finish it tonight, so did this smaller one first. Probably good practice for the larger version, which I'll finish tomorrow. I think my tole painting experience gives me problems here, since I find my hand wanting to make a "swish" for the petal, and that just doesn't cut it. I'll work more carefully tomorrow.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Forest Walkway - SOLD

Forest Walkway Oil on Canvas board, 16" x 20" SOLD at $85.00 plus shipping. Yesterday we went blueberry picking, and this was the scene as we were leaving. The farm is tucked away at the end of a dirt road, and this is so typical of the landscapes here in this part of New England. Lots of dappled woodland. I did take some shots of the kids picking, but I haven't decided yet what to do with them. This one is a little different for me, since I used some new greens, rather than my usual warm yellow-greens. There are more of the grey-greens here, and cool blue greens. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Harbor Island Sunrise Two - SOLD

Harbor Island Sunrise Two For Nina W. 6" x 8", Oil on Canvas board Since the little sunrise painting from the other day got paid for twice, here's one for Nina W. Isn't it interesting how two paintings done the same size, from the same photo can turn out quite differently. Slightly different composition, slightly different sky, slightly different color choices. Where you start, your mood, what brushes you use, even the humidity, I suppose account for all the differences. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Country Girl Breakfast, Alex - SOLD

Country Girl Breakfast, Alex Oil on Stretched Canvas, 18" x 18" SOLD I believe this is my best painting so far. Alex was sitting on the front porch yesterday morning with her cereal, and it was a painting wanting to happen, so I asked her to stay put and grabbed my camera. This is the result. I loved the backlighting on the bowl and her hair and face, and the beaustiful line of the arm and neck. I took a few shots of the painting in progress, and will put those on my sketch blog. I'll sell this one to the highest bidder, and am hoping for a two-days worth of painting price. (The lines are straight in the painting, where the slats slant here, it's the photo.) Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Sunrise Harbor Island - SOLD

Sunrise Harbor Island Oil on Canvas board, 6" x 8" Sold at $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping My grandaughter was sitting on the front porch steps this morning, having her cereal in her pjs, and it suddenly was the perfect inspiration for a painting. I quick grabbed my camera. But since I want to take my time on her, I did this little guy of a South Carolina sunrise, so I could post it and then go on to the "Alex" painting. The sky in the photo was even more beautiful, colors on colors, but this one grabbed a bit of the feeling. Hope you like it. Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Hydrangea in Grey - SOLD

Hydrangea in Grey 8" x 10", Oil on Canvas board SOLD at $35.00 plus $5.00 shipping. Another experimental piece today. Both in technique and in color. I tried to do this one in subtle colors, both light and dark. I'm really loving some of the greys that I'm mixing. The other experiment was in using a soft square brush for the whole painting, and not blending (much). I'm still deciding whether I really like it or not, but I did enjoy doing this one, so direct. Thanks for looking.

Two Experimental Pieces - SOLd

Field Sketch of Field 9" x 12", Oil on Canvas Paper Sold at $20.00 including shipping. An experiment in doing a quick sketch in color before painting. I'm not sure how useful thia was in the outcome of the painting, but it sure was fun to do real quick. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Lazy August Field - SOLD

Lazy August Field 16" x 20", Oil on Canvas board Sold at $85.00 plus shipping. The day was gorgoeus today, so after church I packed up and headed out to my favorite field. The haying was done, so I drove right out into the field and enjoyed a couple of hours where it was just me and the monarchs, a gliding hawk overhead, and a distant lawn mower going. What bliss! Such wonderful peace and quiet. The sky was a crazy blue, and I kept checking my mix and adding more blue. (Although this is showing more intense than it is painted.) Thanks for looking.
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