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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Apples on Yellow - SOLD

Apples onYellow 10" x 12", Oil on Canvas board SOLD at $60.00 plus shipping. I was actually more interested in the shadows and the different subtle colors in them, than in the apples themselves, although these are beautiful. Apples mounted on yellow craft paper, with the same paper behind them. Thanks for looking.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Crown Farm with Truck - SOLD

Crown Farm with Old Truck - SOLD
12" x 16", Oil on Canvas board
Sometimes it's fun to go back and paint the same images again, after a time. I had a request awhile ago from the children of the man who recently bought the old truck, and these folks are friends of the owners of Crown Farm. They had wanted the original painting, which was sold. So here's the painting again, and it's kind of neat to see how much easier this one was for me, after 7 extra months of painting since the first one:
posted on April 29th this year.
I think I've improved a lot.
They tell me that the farm is being parcelled and the buildings are coming down. Sad, that, since it was the last working farm in Gaithersburg, and marks the end of an era there.
Thanks everyone, for looking.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Mugs and Tomatillos - SOLD

Mugs and Tomatillos Oil on Canvas board, 8" x 10" Sold at $50.00 plus shipping. Two shiny new mugs from Walmart and some of these little tomatillos. (No idea how they taste, but I like the skins.) It was fun to paint these today, since I'm also trying out some new canvas board (called Pintura, from Jerry's). This is a smoother surface than I normally use, very nice. Enough tooth and grab, and much cheaper than my usual boards. Hopefully it will stand up to the paint. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Path with Pines - SOLD

Path with Pines Oil on Canvas board, 12" x 16" Sold at $60.00 plus shipping. I enjoyed painting this one today, nice summer feeling while it's cold and overcast outside. This was done from another set of photos from the summer, where this rest stop on the other side of Browning Lake caught my eye. Thanks for looking. Also I wanted to mention that on January 1, I'll have been involved in daily painting for a year (minus July, that is) and am planning to raise my prices. I thank all of you for bearing with me during this year of practice and learning. Not that learning or practice will stop, but I feel that I've improved enough to start charging "the going rate" starting in January.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Walnut Hill in Gold -NA

Walnut Hill in Gold
Oil on Canvas board, 8" x 16"
Not available, revised January 5, 2009
During soccer season, when I was dropping Alex off for practice, the afternoon light would often turn everything to oranges and golds. This is done from some photos I took on Walnut Hill Road during one such afternoon. It's always the light that makes paintings exciting. Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Gourds in Basket - SOLD

Gourds in Basket Oil on Canvas board, 12" x 16" Sold at $60.00 plus shipping. I found this cute little basket at the Country Gourmet Gift Shop the other day, something to pop my gourds into. The front gourd actually looks like a swan when you hold it the right way. The rust and oranges in the background just sort of happened. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Apples in Pottery Pie Plate - SOLD

Apples in Pottery Pie Plate Watercolor on 140 lb watercolor paper, 12.5" x 12.5" Sold at $25.00 plus shipping. A quick watercolor today, of what was in the kitchen, while my daughter took the opportunity to go do some Christmas shopping without the babies. (Soooo much easier.) Thanks for looking.
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