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Friday, November 09, 2007

Golden Delicious - SOLD

Golden Delicious Oil on Canvas board, 10" x 10" Sold at $50.00 plus shipping. Even though it felt like my Muse had gone on vacation somewhere else today, I like the way this one turned out, after quite a bit of fussing. Against the gray and the white, the yellows really glow. There was a plate at first, which simply wasn't going to happen, so I took it out, and now I'm glad I did. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Two Leaves - SOLD

Two Leaves Oil on Canvas board, 6" x 8" Sold at $35.00 plus shipping. I managed to find a few more "fresh" leaves, and thought I'd try this in oils instead of the watercolors. Harder than I thought, as I kept loosing my place in all the curves. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Eggs in Glass Bowl - SOLD

Eggs in Glass Bowl Oil on Canvas board, 8" x 8" Sold at $60.00 plus shipping. I've seen this done before, and in general, I admire photo-realism for how exacting it is. I've copied the idea from other artists, but the eggs are from my daughter's fridge. I wanted to see how it could be done, and I think if I did something like this again, I'd know better how to approach it. It's actually kind of fun, using small brushes and blending very carefully. You don't have a choice but to take your time, and I really could have kept going on this. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Connors Pond, Tolley Palette - SOLD

Connors Pond, Tolley Palette 12" x 16", Oil on Canvas board Sold at $50.00 plus shipping. Using the palette from the Elizabeth Tolley book I'm studying, and several of my photos from Connors Pond, I followed one of the demos from the book, but used my own images. The way she instructs students to do water is just magic. Love it. Do you think the house shows up too much? Maybe the roof should be a duller color? Thanks for looking.

Leaf Pile - SOLD

Leaf Pile, 15" x 15" Watercolor on 300 pound Arches paper Sold at $35.00 plus shipping. For Jill. One of my collectors wanted the painting from Sunday, but it was already sold, so I did another for her. Thanks for looking.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Hilltop View- NA

Hilltop View Oil on Canvas board, Plein Air Painting 9" x 12" Not available, painted over. I had noticed a beautiful hillside farm on the way to soccer practice for my granddaughter, and today stopped and asked if I could drive to the top of the hill and paint. What a view of the valley from on top of the hill. But I decided to paint the view looking up, and face away from both the lowering sun and the wind. A beautiful afternoon to be out painting. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Fallen Leaves - SOLD

Fallen Leaves Watercolor on 300 pound Arches paper 12" x 14" Sold at $35.00 plus shipping. I've been thinking about doing this for awhile, and got around to it today. Pretty much all that was left of color was a few maple leaves in faded yellows, and the rich browns of oak leaves. I did find one leaf on the lawn that still had a bit of yellow-green in it; I like the small touch of green. Thanks for looking.
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