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Friday, August 17, 2007

Coneflowers on Lavender

Coneflowers on Lavender Oil on Linen Board, 10" x 12" Available at $30.00 plus shipping. Of the two paintings I did last night and this morning, I like this one better. However, I still am struggling mightily with how to paint flowers with petals. I want to paint like Carol Marine, who does exquisite work ( with all her flowers and still lives, but I'm simply not there yet. I'll just keep working at it. Thanks for looking.

Coneflowers on Teal - SOLD

Coneflowers on Teal Oil on Linen Board, 10" x 12" Sol d at $30.00 plus shipping. First one painted, because I have some new linen canvas boards and wanted to paint on them. It's a wonderful surface to paint on, really, even though I'm still struggling with how to paint petals on flowers. I want to do them in a decisive manner with thick paint, but when I do that, it only looks blobby. Oh, well, on to the next effort. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Brownie Lake - SOLD

Brownie Lake 12" x 16", Oil on Canvas board Sold at $60.00 plus shipping. This lovely lake is part of Rutland State Park, just outside Barre. A nice lady enjoying the lake with her dog told me that its name is Brownie Lake, and I hope I've spelled it right. A wonderful day for painting outside, just hot enough, nice breeze. I really liked the color of all the "stuff" floating on the water, and the bright greens of the water plants growing near shore. What a job I have, huh? Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Shadow Road - SOLD

Shadow Road Oil on Canvas board, 16" x 20" Sold at $100.00 plus shipping. I decided to work with a limited palette today, no yellows, no blues. It's a palette from a book on oils, which gives three limited palettes: blue-yellow, purple-orange, and this one in red-greens. You get a turquoise and a citron, and then several reds and greens, black and white. So I spent a lot of time mixing colors today, to get the brighter ones I wanted. (Citron and Scarlet make a nice orange.) I like this one a lot, it has harmony to it. The book: The Yin/Yang of Painting by Hongnian Zhang, a lovely book. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dragonfly Park - SOLD

Dragonfly Park Oil on Canvas board, 8" x 10" Sold at $30.00 plus shipping. It was so beautiful outside today, that I went and sat in the backyard, and painted what my grandson Jimmy calls the "Dragonfly Park" where he was busy catching them, large and small. It's a small plein air piece after all the detail of the sunflowers, painted loose and sketchy. I was tring to capture the sparkle of the morning, with the bright light popping thru the woods in the back, and the light on the wildflowers. Thanks for looking.

Sunflowers Three - SOLD

Sunflowers Three Oil on Canvas board, 16" x 20" Sold at $75.00 plus shipping. I think this one comes the closest to success. The petals are much cleaner, and I like the composition. I am getting tired of looking at these sunlfowers though. Thanks for looking.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Sunflowers Revision - SOLD

Sunflowers on Blue 16" x 20", Oil on Canvas board SOLD I decided after looking at this one a few more times, that the wine color in the background was too dark (though I love the deep burgundy.) So I've redone the background, and I think it works much better. I am working slowly on the second large sunflower painting, but wanted to get this one changed first. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Sunflowers Two - SOLD

Sunflowers Two Oil on Canvas board, 16" x 20" SOLD at $75.00 plus shipping. Sunflowers again, this time the larger version. I'd still like to try it again, but this is much better than the first try. Thanks for looking.
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