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Friday, June 26, 2009

Dancing Pears - SOLD

Dancing Pears Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10" SOLS at $50.00 plus shipping. Didn't this one turn out nicely? I love the way they seem to be dancing in a line across the canvas. They are almost ripe enough to devour now, so you may not see these Forelles again. Then again... I am enjoying doing this small series. I think the 10" x 10" may be one of my favorite sizes to work on.

Forelle Pears - SOLD

Forelle Pears Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8" SOLD at $35.00 plus shipping. These Forelle pears are from South Africa, and when I saw them I just knew they wanted to be painted. Almost all of them were two toned, green on one side, red on the other. So lovely.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Louisiana Trailer Park - SOLD

Louisiana Trailer Park Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 16" SOLD at $75.00 plus shipping. Coming around the corner, going towards my daughter's neighborhood, there is a lovely expanse of grassland attached to a trailer park. I have some photos of it, put them together and this is the result. (Along with the ever present ditch along the side of the road, for rain runoff.) The skies in LA really are quite beautiful. Interesting news, too, from this end. I have been approached by a local (well, almost local) gallery, and though I've not signed a contract or contacted any of the other artists, it looks very promising. It's called Gallery 5800 out of Richmond, Virginia. I may be happily represented very soon.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Magnolia in the Hood - SOLD

Magnolias in the Hood
Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 10"
SOLD at $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping.
Since we are on the 5th floor here (Silver Spring, MD), in an older urban neighborhood, the views out our large windows are full of trees and rooftop glimpses. Yesterday I turned my easel around to paint a little part of what I see out my window (generally I am turned to catch the light.) Great darks and lights, and I'm thinking of a larger canvas.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Graphic Magnolia - SOLD

Graphic Magnolia Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" SOLD at $65.00 plus shipping. I really like the way this one came out, with all the clean shades of orange and blue. The mix of orange and blue also makes some neat grey colors. The background looks black, but it is actually a rich deep brown. Still practicing and playing with the idea of magnolias.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Magnolia Grouping - SOLD

Magnolia Grouping Oil on Cradled Board, 12" x 12" SOLDat $60.00 plus shipping. This one is a practice painting for a set of magnolias that I'll be doing this summer. When I say that you have to paint a painting before you can paint a painting, this is the sort of thing I mean. My mind can't remember from time to time how to paint something, so I have to do it, before I can do it. Practice. This is one of the cradled boards, but I haven't painted the edges yet, and I may do them in a solid color, I'm not sure. The buyer can have input on the gallery edges, whether to continue the floral or have it solid color, no framing needed.
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