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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Broken Tulips - SOLD

Broken Tulips Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10" SOLD at $65.00 plus shipping. Out of three bunches of tulips, these three were broken off at the stems, so I put them in a glass and took them down to the studio. For whatever reason, flowers that are easy to do in watercolor give me a hard time in oils. Maybe because oils feel more solid, although it's just paint. One of these days I'll figure out how to make a delicate set of petals in oil. Meanwhile, you get to see my practice (aren't you lucky?) Just kidding, and thanks for looking.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Mixed Apples - SOLD

Mixed Apples Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10" Available at $50.00 plus shipping. When I got done with this little one today, it almost had a "cloverish" look to it, with all the round shapes and round shadows. or maybe a round looping interchange, something like that. I'm glad I used a square canvas, to play with the shapes against a square format. Not as loose as I wanted, but I reverted a bit. Hard to change, isn't it? Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Rough Garlic - SOLD

Rough Garlic Oil on Canvas Board, 10" x 12" Sold at $40.00 plus shipping. I used big brushes for this one, and resisted (it wasn't easy) picking up my "blender brushes" and going back over everything, as I usually do. Somewhere between this fairly rough (but more painterly) style and what I generally do, is where I want to be. More garlic is by request, but since it is different, the requester may want to pass on it. Thanks for looking.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Single Red Pear - SOLD

Single Red Pear
Acrylic on Canvas Board, 6" x 8"
SOLD at $40.00 plus shipping.

A little one tonight, as I spent the day finishing up my mural work, which turned out remarkably well, for a first attempt at doing anything on a wall. I'll be posting photos and writing about it on my sketch blog tomorrow. (See sidebar under links for the sketch blog.) This little painting is actually a success. I admire photo realism but I want to NOT paint that way, and that's where I usualy steer. This is more towards how I really want to paint, more sketchy and loose. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Double Gold - SOLD

Double Gold Oil on Canvas Board, 6" x 8" Sold at $45 plus shipping. Just a little one today. I love the colors in the Golden Delicious apples, expecially in bright light. So you can imagine the excitement here, big Pat's fans in this household. And my son, being a long time Giants fan... we shall see. Me, I'm going to sit and crochet, LOL. Thanks for looking.
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