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Saturday, May 01, 2010

Plein Air School Yard - SOLD

Plein Air School Yard Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 10" SOLD at $35.00 plus shipping. OK, the mosquitoes won this round. I thought at first it was nice enough outside, and got all settled without my bug spray, and before I knew it I was scratching everywhere. Retrieved my spray, but the heebie jeebies got me. So this one is only a half hour study, but I like it anyway. The shadow on the top right is from the clip on my Open M box. Nel

Turquoise Bowl and Berries - SOLD

Turquoise Bowl and Berries Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 13" By Request, to fit a frame. SOLD. One of my collectors has a frame that she acquired, in an odd size, and she wanted a painting to fit it, with red and turquoise to match the frame. I had to special order the canvas, and wanted to mention that Sourcetek sent me the most wonderful canvas to work on, from their Universal Cotton Canvas line, mounted on Baltic Birch. Yup, it was expensive ($28.00 with the shipping) but oh, my, what a surface to paint on. Like magic canvas, with just enough grab to paint beautifully, but still smooth enough for detail. I can only imagine what their linen feels like to paint on. Happy Strawberry season!

Friday, April 30, 2010

Little Lake Scene 2 - SOLD

Little Lake Scene 2 Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 12" x 12" x 1.25" SOLD at $65.00 plus shipping. This is a repeat of yesterday's painting, changed up just a little bit. I tried to add a bit more distance into it. It's on hold for one of my collectors who wanted yesterday's piece. It's gallery wrapped and the scene continues all around the edges, so no frame is needed. Thanks for looking! Nel

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Little Lake Scene 1 - SOLD

Little Lake Scene 1 Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" SOLD at $45.00 plus shipping. I was talking to my "mentor" yesterday, who stopped by with some "goodies" for me (thanks, Marilyn!) and she mentioned that perhaps I was lacking a sense of distance in my paintings, that I should think about scale, working smaller, using smaller scale on small canvases. I am thinking about that, and tried to get a sense of distance in this one. I'm calling it 1 since I'm doing it again today.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Suncatcher Green

Suncatcher Green Oil on Stretched Linen, 11" x 14" Available at $65.00 plus shipping. This is a revised version of "Spring Forest", which I decided needed more dark and light, more sweet spring green and more work overall. If you like the broken color work, this one is much, much better now.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Unto the Hills

Unto the Hills Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8" Available at $35.00 plus shipping. Palette knife painting, thinking about those high green hills.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Marshland and Sky - SOLD

Marshland and Sky Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 8" x 8" x 1.25" depth SOLD at $45.00 plus shipping. Detail of side below. This one is just because I felt like painting a nice sky, with clouds. It's gallery wrapped, and the painting of the edges means no frame is needed. Always a nice consideration, saving you the cost of the frame.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Deck View Spring - SOLD

Deck View Spring Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14" SOLD at $75.00 plus shipping. An overcast day today, sitting on the deck and looking out at new growth, all that lovely new green.

Little Lightplay - NA

Little Lightplay Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8" Not available, revised on August 28, 2010. A quick sketch this morning, playing with light and transparency.
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