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Friday, September 19, 2008

Sunflowers in Acrylics - SOLD

Sunflowers in Acrylics Acrylics on Watercolor Paper, 13" x 20" SOLD. Using acrylics as watercolors, and building up thin layers. I do like this technique, but I'm thinking that it may be more effectiive on florals with larger petals. Thanks for looking. Detail below:

Sunflowers on Black - SOLD

Sunflowers on Black Acrylic on Watercolor paper, 140 pound Richeson, 11" x 14.5" Sold at sale price of $35.00. I really like the look of these rugged sunflowers, so when I saw them at the grocery store, I decided to try painting them again. I have been reading through some of my artbooks, and came across a terrific artist named Barbara Buer who uses acrylics are watercolors, so I wanted to try it. This is an experimental piece, but I like the drama. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Poppies, Second Generation - SOLD

Poppies, Second Generation Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14" SOLD at $45.00 plus shipping. There were such favorable comments about the poppies posted yesterday, and I had a lot of mixed paint left over, so I decided to do a small painting just to use up the paint. It was actually more troublesome than the large paintings, go figure. I had more freedom with the color, that may have thrown me off. A limited palette is a good thing. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pink Poppies Set

Pink Poppies
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 24" x 24" each panel
Commissioned Work, SOLD
Sometimes my collectors wait a very, very long time for their pieces. I am very glad to have this set done, for a very patient and very cool collector. These are both good size canvases, and the work took a lot less time than you would imagine, all day yesterday, and all morning this morning, but that's really not bad, considering. I am going to post the steps and photos of the process on my sketch blog, if you are interested in seeing the start to finish. (The cropping of the photos made these look askew, but they do line up.) Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Simple Landscape Two - SOLD

Simple Landscape Two Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14" SOLD at $30.00 plus shipping. Another little landscape, still in the purples and greens. What a wonderful color combination! I am working on two large pieces right now, and so I'm glad to have these simple landscapes to post for my daily work. I am taking progress photos and will post the steps on my sketch blog for the large twin paintings. Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Simple Landscape - SOLD

Simple Landscape Oil on Gessoed Board, 12" x 16" SOLD at $30.00 plus shipping. A simple road, some shady trees, a sketchy landscape in mostlypurples, blues and greens. A nice change after the angles from the house paintings. The color scheme and the composition are copied with my own adaptations from the book by Elizabeth Mowry, The Pastelist's Year. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Awning

The Awning Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14" Available at $50.00 plus shipping. Same image as yesterday, but with a tighter drawing to begin. I haven't decided yet which one I like better, but for now, my inclinations to do buildings is satisfied. Buildings are hard to draw, hard to paint. But I really do like this old house, old houses in general. Thanks for looking.
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