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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Iris Face in Yellow and Lavender - SOLD

Iris Face in Yellow and Lavender Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 12" SOLD at $65.00 pus shipping. After doing the watercolor and posting it yesterday, I wanted to try the same irises in oil. Soooo much easier for me, with the big brushes and quicker coverage. But as one of my collectors commented, there's nothing quite like the sparkle of a watercolor. This one, however, for an oil, is pretty and subtle, I think.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Yellow and Magenta Irises - SOLD

Yellow and Magenta Irises Watercolor on Arches 140 lb paper, 14" x 21" Sold at sale price of $70.00. This one is pretty big, a change of pace from the oils. I've been working on it for three days, off and on. It's done from some photos I took in my post office friend, Jo's yard last spring in Massachusetts. Oh, she had beauties! Hope you enjoy the touch of spring color. Click on the image to see a close up.

Little Tapper 2 - SOLD

Little Tapper 2 Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 8" SOLD at $45.00 plus shipping. Another view of the pint size Tap shoes. I had to hurry up a bit, as dance school meets on Fridays, and little Katie will need her shoes. It's been fun doing these, and I'll probably explore some other unusual still life arrangements in the near furture.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Little Tapper - SOLD

Little Tapper Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 8" SOLD at $45.00 plus shipping. I borrowed my little granddaughter's Tap shoes for this one. I don't know if there's anything as cute as darling 3 year olds all dressed up for dancing school, with the little pink leotards and tights, bows in their hair, all prancing and bright faced. The shoes were fun to do, but next time I'll be more exacting about the ribbons.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Trees and Pond - SOLD

Trees and Pond, Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 12"

SOLD at $45.00 plus shipping.

This started out to be a study of brush strokes, with a very simple scene, but the point got away from me. I do like the image though, and the simple colors here. You can still see some of the brushwork in the water at bottom left, small choppy strokes. I was intending to do the whole painting that way, but...

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Bosc Pears 2 - SOLD

Bosc Pears 2 Oil on Canvas Board, 10" x 12" SOLD at sale price. It's a study in browns! Ochre, sienna and umber, all terrific colors. I like this one too, it's still got the direct and deliberate brush strokes, with a little more refinement. But not too much. Detail below: Doesn't it sort of look like an Old Masters type study? I think that's because of the darkness and the browns. Cool, I think. I really enjoyed painting this one.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Bosc Pears on Brown - SOLD

Bosc Pears on Brown Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12" SOLD at $50.00 plus shipping. This is very close to how I really want to paint. Brushstrokes, I mean. I used a bristle brush, and did this one amidst multiple frustrating interruptions. The canvas had blue gesso on it, so it was hard to tell the values, and I just sort of "went for it." I'm not excited about the background, but I really like the fabric and the pears. Now if I could just control this way of painting....always something, isn't there?

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Chayote Gourds - SOLD

Chayote Gourds Watercolor on Paper, 6" x 10" SOLD at $15.00 plus $5.00 shipping. These are the stangest things. I had never seen them before. But after looking them up, I found out that they are very common in Central America, they are used in a lot of Mexican dishes, they are also called vegetable pears, chcocho, and christophenes (among quite a few other names) and they are treated as you would squash. Very green, with nice tucks and curves. I thought I'd try them in watercolor today.
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