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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Magnolia 5 - SOLD

Magnolia 5 Oil on Canvas Mounted on Board, 16" x 16" SOLD. This one was a long time in getting done, as I just couldn't find single canvases in 16" x 16". I did find them at Jerry's (where I do some online ordering of art supplies) but I would have had to buy two boxes of 6 each, I think it was. I finally went to Lowes, where a very nice guy named Tom cut a huge sheet of masonite into pieces for me. (Thank you, Tom!) It took quite some time with him kneeling and measuring, and I really appreciated it, so gave him a business card for his wife and a little discount promise. I like the way this one turned out, and it feels good to have one more request completed.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Drapery Study with Plums - SOLD

Drapery Study with Plums Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14' SOLD at $60.00 plus shipping. Sometimes you have to wait a while to let a painting speak, as it were. This one never quite hit it with the pear, and this weekend it just said "plums" and so I revised it. I like it so very much better now. I also revised the background color to harmonize with the other colors, ahhh, much better now. And extended the back bit of drapery to look more natural. This is how it looked before:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Little Waterfall - SOLD

Little Waterfall, from the Creeks of Home Series Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10" Sols at Sale Price. Another small creek painting. I am just enchanted with the colors of the water in creeks, where the light shines through and shows the color of the creek bed underneath. It's a nice little series for me. Thanks for looking.

Bowl of Beads

Bowl of Beads Watercolor Pencil on 300 lb Richeson Watercolor paper Image size is 7" x 11" on 11" x 15" paper Available at $40.00 plus shipping. Happy Mardi Gras, everyone! It's a big deal here in Louisiana, the kids had Fat Monday and today off school. Our first time experiencing the traditions of Mardi Gras, some of them anyway. Like King Cake, which I'd never heard of. We walked up to the end of the neighborhood on Saturday to watch a parade go by, people on horseback, people in the LA version of floats (flatbeds decorated, and toting people, barbeques, port-a-potties), all of them throwing treats to the crowds: we got plastic cups, small toys, lots and lots of strings of beads, candy, stuffed animals, you name it. People passed out beer, jello shots, yes, lots of drinking going on too. All very happy and friendly, and you're supposed to call to the folks with treats "Throw me sumthin, mista!" So we have a thousand strings of beads around the house, and I took pieces of my babysitting time yesterday while my daughter, sil, and his visiting brother went to New Orleans to draw this bowl of beads.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Rocks and Ripples - SOLD

Rocks and Ripples Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12" SOLD at $35.00 plus shipping. Isn't this fun? It was fun to do as well. I guess once you do two or more it becomes a series, so it would seem that I am doing a "creek" series, which is just fine with me. I think they are wonderful to paint. This was from one of my Maryland creek photos, a small sectional of one photo. It was very swishy to paint.
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