Artist Statement

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Woodland Light 2 - SOLD

Woodland Light 2 Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 16" SOLD at $75.00 plus shipping. This one is a repeat of an earlier painting, done for one of my collectors. Don't you like the strong sense of light? (The shore line is actually straight in the painting.)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fall Goldens - SOLD

Fall Goldens Oil on Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12" SOLD at $50.00 plus shipping. Looser than I usually paint, lots of color and swish, but still paying some attention to color and shadows. I think this might be a new direction to explore.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Softly Hydrangeas - SOLD

Softly Hydrangeas Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14" SOLD at $75.00 plus shipping. Another request painting, and I really enjoyed the colors on this one. That nice almost mauve, almost green color of the drying blooms is really fun, along with creams. Yum colors. We'll see if the colors are right for the collector, since I used word descriptions and intuition. Postscript: They were, she loved it.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Red Passion Hydrangea Two - SOLD

Red Passion Hydrangea Two Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" SOLD at $75.00 plus shipping. I am playing with the red hyrdrangeas again, seeing what I can do with them. There was more response to the first one than I anticipated, so this one was promised as "first dibs" to someone who asked. I tried for more definition here, from dark to light, doing an underpainting on the dark side of the two blooms.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Blue Apples - SOLD

Blue Apples Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8" SOLD at $45.00 plus shipping. Okay, I'm not sure quite what I'm doing here, but I enjoyed doing the Wayne Thiebaud copy so much that I wanted to try something entirely different from my usual stuff. I actually like this one, it's just plain juicy. It was and wasn't easy to let myself look at lovely goldens and paint them blue, but it's fun anyway.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Copy of Candy Apples, Wayne Thiebaud - SOLD

Copy of Candy Apples, by Wayne Thiebaud Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14" SOLD. Well this was just plain fun. One of my collectors wanted a copy of a Wayne Thiebaud piece, she likes his work so much. We agreed on this one, since I also wanted to do it, and this is what resulted. I cannot imagine the skill involved in being an art forger (what's the word?). I would find it impossible to copy every swish and wiggle and stroke, but this was fun to imitate, all the lush and thick, goopy paint he used. His sticks are truly straight, I wonder if he didn't paint them once the rest of the painting was dry. That's what I'm planning to do anyway, to get the wonderful clarity on the sticks.

Heading Home - NA

Heading Home Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12" Not Available, in memory of Nate For this little painting, I tried to get the feeling of a quiet sunset, with that lovely sight and sound of geese heading home. Honking their way across the sky, in loose and fluid "V" shapes. This one is for my cousin's friends, who have recently lost a son. I thought it might be a comfort.
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