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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Simple White - SOLD

Simple White Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" SOLD at $40.00 plus shipping. It's been some time since I worked on this odd canvas. It's called "Yes!" canvas, and it's very fine weaved, but treated to be used with all and any wet media. So it's different. My paint felt "stuck" working on this canvas today, and so it didn't feel right. It resulted in a somewhat rough and tumble piece, since my paint didn't want to flow, but someone may like it.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Grogan Road, Barre - NA

Grogan Road, Barre
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 18" x 24"
Not Available, revised.
The little ones used to call this "Broken Road" since that was what they heard in the name. It's a dirt road off Wauwinet, back in Barre. My large piece was going so badly that the collector and I agree to scrap it, and the purples and whites in it became the underpainting for this one. I think it's one of my best yet. Nice to do a large landscape, with plenty of room for brush work.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Blushing Pears - SOLD

Blushing Pears Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 8" Sold at sale price $15.00 plus $5.00 shipping.. I am working on a large and difficult piece that is not going very well. It was a relief to set up some pears and grab a small canvas, and do something easy. This one is simple, clean and bright. I was glad to be able to do it today. Now to decide whether or not to abandon the large painting midway through the mess. It IS good to stretch beyond your abilities, but you also have to be able to say, okay, and admit that you're not quite at that level yet.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Broken Color Landscape 4 - SOLD

Broken Color Landscape 4 Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14" SOLD at $65.00 plus shipping. This one was done on a base of orange gesso, so there is a lot of orange showing through. These are just so much fun to do, and I remembered that one of my collectors had asked for this size in the Broken Color landscapes. The little spots of color are just so easy to manage.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Drapery Study with Pear - NA

Drapery Study with Pear Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14" Not available. I haven't really tackled drapery per se. I've fudged by doing drapery with patterns and stripes, but I wanted to see if I could paint plain drapery. I found some deep blue fleece at Walmart and took home a quarter yard, shone a bright light on it, and plopped a pear at the top. What surprised me was the purple tones in the blue under the light. Pretty cool. I don't expect anyone to actually want this piece to hang, but figured I'd show it anyway. Do you think the background would be better in a dark umber color?

Monday, February 09, 2009

Peony of Many Colors - SOLD

Peony of Many Colors Watercolor on Arches paper, 13.5" x 18.5" SOLD at $90.00 plus shipping. Another peony, just because I like to work sometimes in series. I worked even more slowly on this one than the painting from last week. It's actually pretty big, for a watercolor. And it has so much color in it, it's amazing that it reads like a white flower, but it does.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Thoughts of Early Spring - SOLD

Thoughts of Early Spring Oil on Two 6" x 8" Canvas Boards, Overall Size 12" x 8" SOLD at SalePrice. Another revival, from last spring. I punched up the colors, and deepened the shadows in the leaf area. Overall, it has more oomph now. This is actually two small paintings, intended to be framed and hung side by side. You can see the small dividing line down the middle of the two little canvas boards. I'm posting them as a set.
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