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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Little Shore Scene, Revised - SOLD

Little Shore Scene, Revised Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10" SOLD at $30.00 plus shipping. One of the nice things about having a backlog of paintings is that you can let them sit for awhile, and things that can improve with changes show themselves later. This little shore scene is crisper now, cleaner looking. And since I'm working on a large portrait painting, this little guy is perfect for today.

Green Glass Jar - SOLD

Green Glass Jar Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10" SOLD This one was done by request, and even though it's already sold, I wanted to post it, since it turned out so nicely. Isn't it fresh? Nice and crisp, I think.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Holly's White Floral - SOLD

Holly's White Floral Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16" SOLD One by request. I've done this one before, and it turned out just as nice. It's a very dramatic photo, so I found it fairly straightforward to paint. Hope you are all enjoying a nice, relaxed day after Thanksgiving day. Did you do the Black Friday thing?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Flash of Fall - SOLD

Flash of Fall Oil on Stretched Canvas, 14" x14" SOLD at $50.00 plus shipping. This is a new technique for me, I'm calling it "deliberate messy" and it's harder than it looks. The paint is applied in a very loose, calligraphic style, but placed where it is deliberately. A touch and swoosh here, a dot there, a streak over there. I based it at first on the feeling of driving past things that pass in a blur, and was going to sweep through all the thick colors to make it seems streaked. I didn't get quite that far, and like it just as is. There's a lot of paint on this one.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Peppers on Grey - SOLD

Peppers on Grey Oil on Stretched Canvas, 14" x 14" SOLD at $60.00 plus $15.00 shipping. Sometimes, when I don't have the next painting in mind firmly, I like to look at older work, and see if there's anything to be done. I've always liked the look of this one, the placement of the peppers, but it had a dual paper background that made it busy. So I've revised it, and touched up the colors of the peppers as well. I like it much better.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Monday Pastoral - SOLD

Monday Pastoral Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16' x 20" Sold at sale price of $50.00. Detail Below. This one is actually a preparation painting for a larger version in a 30" x 40" size. The collector wanted a sense of greens and gold tones, so I used a lot of oranges and ochre tones. I also wanted a quietness and soft light, not too crisp. Like the air is balmy. I like the variety of greens in it, and that sweet little pond tucked into the valley. I plan to put cows there in the larger version.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Color Sky - SOLD

The Color Sky Oil on Hardboard, 8" x 10" SOLD at $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping. It was interesting to try to mix the base color for the sky, with yellow and purple, white, a bit of orange, a touch of red, and back and forth until it felt just right. I have a disclaimer on this one. I must have dropped the board at one point or another, so there is a small 1/8" dent/bend in one corner. This should not matter in the frame, but I wanted to mention the flaw.
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