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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Blowing In - SOLD

Blowing In Palette Knife Painting Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 12" SOLD at $50.00 plus shipping. Detail Below.I think I must be in an "experimental" phase, since I'm a little restless doing the same things I've done before. Maybe I need new material to paint from. At any rate, while we were in the middle of a nice fierce thunderstorm yesterday, I mixed up all the leftover greens, blues, purples on my palette into neat greys and muted colors, then did this with a palette knife, in a polishing sort of style. Using just the tip of the knife to push the paint into the little canvas divets. I worked from memories of places similar to this, and based it on what was happening outdoors. I really like the colors and flavor of it.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Bending Irises

Bending Irises Oil on Canvas Mounted on Board, approx 16" x 16" Available at $80.00 plus shipping. A little different point of view, looking into a couple of irises in bending positions. I liked the complexity of this one, and all the colored edges. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Cherub Face Sketch - NA

Cherub Face Sketch Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 12" Not Available, have reclaimed the canvas. I really debated whether to post today's effort or not. I love the look of portraits that have carefully rendered faces, and sketchy backgrounds, so that's what I was aiming for. There is still some raw canvas in this sketch, just so you know. But..the face isn't really where I wanted it to be. Not quite as cute as the statue really is. But one thing I have learned, is that sometimes what I am not happy with, someone else may like a lot. So.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Purple Crimson Iris - SOLD

Purple Crimson Iris Oil on Canvas Mounted on Board, approx 16" x 16" SOLD I had an easy painting session today. The Dark Iris from the other day on one easel, a blank canvas on the one in front of me next to it, and since the canvases were the same size, all I had to do was copy and make changes. Nice to not have to work quite so hard. Painting isn't easy for me, maybe for some, but it's an effort and a struggle most days to get something to come out right. Or right enough. This one was simple pleasure.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Garden Cherub - SOLD

Garden Cherub Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 12" SOLD at $45.00 plus shipping. Yes, this is quite different for me. A model that didn't move! My daughter and I were at Hobby Lobby the other day, I needed white paint after all the lilies, and these gardent ornaments were on 1/2 price sale. She said she wouldn't mind it in her garden, it's really quite cute, so I figured I'd paint it a couple of times to see what I could do with it. I like the little smirky smile, and I'm thinking a face next. Where would you put a painting like this? A "garden room?"

Monday, April 13, 2009

Creamy Rose - SOLD

Creamy Rose Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10" SOLD at $60.00 plus shipping. Not quite done with white florals yet. Though this really is more cream than white. It's from a photo I took at Brookside Gardens in Maryland some years back. I think the rose may have been white, but the photo looks like cream, so that's what I painted today. There's not much drama here, but lots of "subtle." Hope you all had a wonderful, meaningful Easter.
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