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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Apples on Pattern - SOLD

Apples on Pattern Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 12" SOLD at $85.00 plus shipping. Isn't this one fun? The pattern was surprisingly easy to do, like doing a puzzle really (and of course, I fudged it some.) The really interesting part of painting the fabric was playing with the shadows in the folds and under the apples, which is subtle, but gives it some form. I'll use this fabric again sometime, very cool to paint.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Pears on Crazy Pink - SOLD

Pears on Crazy Pink Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10" SOLD at $50.00 plus shipping. What do you think? I grabbed some magenta, almost hot pink paper to put under the pears, and had fun with the color. I was actually thinking about yellow and purple, green and red, and wondered if this would work together. It's interesting, but I'm not sure where you would hang it, with all that crazy pink in it.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wine Apples - SOLD

Wine Apples Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12" SOLD. A painting I'm oh, so pleased with. It's got strong values, a solid composition, great colors, and the style I'd like to paint in every day, if I could. I have to be in a certain, almost devil-may-care frame of mind to pull it off, with certain brush strokes and bold application. I'm working on it.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Fat Pears

Fat Pears Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10" Available at $50.00 plus shipping. In the pear bin this week were really round, fat pears and I picked the fattest, roundest pears they had. With this set up, I liked the blues in the shadows. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Glads NA

Glads Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10" Not available, repainted canvas. There was a huge bucket of pink and white gladiolas at the Kroger the other day, and I couldn't believe that they were $2.50 for a bunch of seven stems. So of course, I had to get a couple of bunches. They are so graceful. I wanted to try just focusing on the middle of the bouquet, see what I could come up with. Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Birds of Paradise - SOLD

Birds of Paradise Acrylic on Watercolor Paper, 13.5" x 18.5" SOLD at $85.00 plus shipping. I've never painted these before, but see today that there are actually four orange petals. Several of them were hidden in the bud when I was painting them. The leaves are not real bird of paradise leaves, but came with the stems in the grocery store, and I liked them together. This is another in the experimental series, and although I do like this technique (acrylics as watercolors), it's very painstaking, with all the layers over and over each other. I think I'm done with it for the moment. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sunflower Survivor - SOLD

Sunflower Survivor Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10" SOLD at $50.00 plus shipping. I'm happy enough with this last of the sunflowers. I think it's the closest I've ever gotten to being correct about the yellow shadows. I really wasn't going to do anything more with sunflowers, the rest have died and been tossed. But this last survivor pushed his way into a painting, to the exclusion of the pears that were actually set up. That's sometimes how it goes. Thanks for looking.
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