Friday, December 21, 2007
Valley View with Cows (with detail) Acrylic on Stretched Canvas, 22" x 28" Sold at $125.00 plus $25.00 shipping. This is a larger painting, done in preparation for my mural work. I intend for something like this to be in the center of the main wall (four walls of a powder room) and extend it from there. I'll be doing at least one more of these larger canvases, for another piece of the mural. I patched this one together from a bunch of different photos, you've seen some of these cows before. I'll need to hang onto it until after the mural work is done (end of January), but I am putting it up for sale. Thanks for looking.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Winter Neighborhood Acrylic on Canvas board, 10" x 12" Sold at $35.00 plus shipping The winter sky can be so beautiful, and winter colors in general. But the sky the other afternoon after all the snow we had was gorgeous, I had to go out and shoot a few photos. This is the neighbor's house against the late afternoon light. Thanks for looking.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Farm Across the Field Acrylic on Stretched Linen Canvas, 5" x 7" Painted as Gallery Wrap Sold at $20.00 plus $6.00 shipping. I'm discovering the capabilities of the Interactive Acrylic paints from Chroma, and this one is practice for sky painting. More subtlety is needed, I think. But it's a sweet little piece as it is, and I was able to add a tiny little group of buildings and farm equipment, even a teensy fence. The second photo is just to show the width of the painted wrap. It could be displayed on a small easel. Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Dwelling Place, Basement Studio The gallery has put out a call for photos of our studios. (Or paintings. But I'm not quite inspired to paint where I work.) This is my painting table. For the small paintings, this is where I hang out. I've got an old TV set up so I can watch some borrowed demo videos. If you're curious to see other views of my space, please go here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/neljansen/ I've seen some absolutely gorgeous studios lately, and they make me drool. But I am very grateful for the space that I DO have. A borrowed space is way, way better than none at all. I'll post a painting again tomorrow. Thanks for looking.
Monday, December 17, 2007
South Barre Marsh Two Acrylic on Canvas board, 10" x 12" Sold at $50.00 plus shipping. My first painting with the Chroma Atelier Interactive Acrylics (yes, I know, long name) and I'm enjoying experimenting with these. I used a repeat image for this one, and mostly I loved the clean colors you can get, and the ability to overpaint. I haven't figured out "blending" with these yet, but I'll play some more. Thanks for looking. Please note: This painting, though dry, will not ship before Christmas, as I bought the wrong varnish, and will need to wait for my next order from Jerry's before I can finish it off. Thanks.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Pears of Beauty Oil on Canvas board, 10" x 12" Sold at $52.00 plus shipping. My granddaughter Alex, named and priced this one for me. I think she did a good job, don't you? (She's 10.) You've seen her here before, looking at goats and drinking her cereal bowl milk on the front porch in previous paintings. I have a feeling it won't be the last Alex painting. Don't these pears look green against the quiet background? Thanks for looking.