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Friday, November 27, 2009

Sandy Creek - SOLD

Sandy Creek Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20" SOLD at $85.00 plus shipping. This one is bigger than what I've been doing lately, but I really felt like a creek scene today, and didn't have a medium size canvas. I love the two major colors here, Caput Mortem Violet (dried blood color) and Turquoise plus turquoisey greens. A couple of my two current favorites.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Orchid with Pastel Colors - SOLD

Orchid with Pastel Colors Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14" SOLD at $30.00 plus shipping. So, is there football on the TV at your house? Are there good Thanksgiving smells wafting from the kitchen? All kinds of goodness of the day. I hope you are enjoying your day, wherever you may be today, and are blessed. This one has nothing at all to do with Thanksgiving. I wanted to try a very loose floral, since mine are always so tight and careful. Used my magic Escoda brush for the whole painting. The background is also loose, all the leftover cloud colors from the Chase paintings. It's kind of cool, isn't it?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Magnolia Revised on 11.29

Thanksgiving Magnolia Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" Not Available at $65.00 plus shipping (see 11.29 post for revised version) Now I don't know if there is any such flower as this, probably not. But I picked up this rich, velvety stem at Michaels and wanted to try painting it. The color of it is actually more "winey" than red, but it isn't going anywhere and I can try it again anytime. Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I am truly thankful for all of you.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Chase Copy 2 - SOLD

Chase Copy 2
(the bottom one is color corrected, but a bit too intense actually) Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14" SOLD. This is another version of the painting from this morning. It is going to a beach house, (yay!) where I'm sure it will fit right in.

Chase Copy - SOLD

Chase Copy Shinnecock Hills, William Merritt Chase, c. 1895 Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14" SOLD at $50.00 plus shipping. Do you know the American Impressionist painter, William Merritt Chase? I didn't at all (which is no indication of his fame, really) but he was a teacher of Georgia O'Keefe, and his Long Island landscapes are just gorgeous. You can see some of his work here. The one I copied ( a portion of it) is called Shinnecock Hills and it's at the Smithsonian. It's just beautiful, full of ochres, sienna, beautiful greens, lovely. I will be studying his work more, I really didn't get it quite right.

Monday, November 23, 2009

November Magnolia - SOLD

November Magnolia Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" SOLD at $75.00 plus shipping. It's been awhile since I did a magnolia, so here's one more, a November Magnolia. Double light source made this one tricky, but since it's rainy and overcast today, I needed the lights.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Poppy Copy - SOLD

Poppy Copy, after Georgia O'Keefe, Oriental Poppies, 1927 Oil on Stretched Canvas, 14" x 18" SOLD at $55.00, includes shipping. I love Georgia O'Keefe's work, and such an interesting woman. I do think that there's no better way to study a painter's work than taking the time to study it closely and copying. This one is among my favorites. Just studying closely how she blended her colors, all those sensual lines...yum.
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