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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Regal Onions - SOLD

Regal Onions Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 8" SOLD at $40.00 plus $5.00 shipping (in the US) I have been thinking that maybe I don't love my darks enough. I wanted to try something with more mystery to it, more rich dark. So I shone my light on these two onions, then built a tent with some cardboard to block a good deal of the light, and used some purple paper underneath. The back onion was actually even darker than this, but it seems to work here. What do you think?

Friday, February 20, 2009

Pink Peony in Light - SOLD

Pink Peony in Light Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20" SOLD at $125.00 plus shipping This one was not so much fun to do, I probably should have mapped it out first, but drew it in pencil and then just started painting, section by section, going at it blind. I was fortunate that it turned out as well as it did, but I'll probably do it again, and tone the canvas in blocks next time. It does have a feeling of sunlight on it, which is what I was going for.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A Couple of Medium Onions - SOLD

A Couple of Medium Onions Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 8" SOLD at $35.00 plus $5.00 shipping (in the US) This just felt like a part of a recipe. Take a couple of medium onions, chop fine.... Not easy colors to see and paint.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Looking Into Hydrangeas - SOLD

Looking Into Hydrangeas Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12" SOLD at $65.00 plus shipping. Because I've been working with spots of paint lately (all the Broken Color landscapes), some of my hyrdrangea photos caught my eye again. But I wanted to do them a little differently than what I've done in the past, so this one is less formal, less organized. It's more like you're just glancing into the bush, seeing parts of the glorious blossoms. I like the way it turned out.

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Creeks of Home - SOLD

The Creeks of Home, in memory of Ben Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" SOLD at $75.00 plus shipping. I still had a lot of greens left over from yesterday, so wanted to do a water and green scene. Found one of my creek photos from Maryland, and as I was working on this one, I was thinking of my brother Ben, who was always to the creek first, did amazing feats of daring, and built the most incredible "forts" at our childhood creek. I hope you were fortunate enough to grow up in and around creeks, they are a special set of memories.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Grogan Road 2 - SOLD

Grogan Road 2 Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14" SOLD at $60.00 plus shipping. A smaller version of the landscape from the other day. "Broken Road" again. I also wanted to be able to use this as a step-by-step, so took lots of photos, start to finish. We are studying landscapes right now in the class I'm teaching, a very big subject indeed, so I need lots of demos. I am still really liking these trees.
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