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Friday, May 28, 2010

Iris Riot - SOLD

Iris Riot
Watercolor on Full Sheet Waterclor Paper, 22.5" x 30"
SOLD at $130.00 plus $10.00 shipping.
Someone asked me recently what happened to my iris paintings this year, and all I can say is "I missed iris season." The irises bloomed without me. I did make a trip to my favorite gardens, Brookside, but they had very few this year, and I got no great photos. So this is a large watercolor to celebrate my favorite flowers, pretty much just made up. The background is simply paper, not painted. A lotta color in this one, and it's big, so it'll have some presence.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tree Study Fast Knife - SOLD

Tree Study, Fast Knife Work Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 10" SOLD at $40.00 plus shipping. My challenge for today was to work more quickly than I have been with the palette knife. So this one has bigger marks, and is a little more flamboyant. I like it for the colors, with that violet in it, and the lovely orangey oak brown. Thanks for looking. Nel

Pansy Set: 3 & 4 - SOLD

Pansy Set, Blue Pansy and Sienna Pansy
Oil on Gessoed Board, 6" x 6"
These two little guys complete the set of four done by request.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pansy Set: Yellow Pansy - SOLD

Yellow Pansy
Oil on Panel, 6" x 6"
Well, the pansy paintings that I have been doing were so popular that the collector who grabbed the first tiny one asked me to do a set with various colors. I went to Home Depot looking for new pansies, was told they were gone, out of season, then stopped st some grocery stores, no luck. Finally, in front of Kmart where there were also no pansies, I asked a tanned lady studying the petunias, (who looked like a gardener,) whether she knew of anyplace where I could still find some. She directed me to the back, sale stuff, and yay, I found cheap big hanging baskets for almost nothing. Lots of colors, loads of subject matter. Thanks, Kmart!
So this is the second of a set of four, and then I'll do a gallery wrapped set of three. Thaks for looking.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Tree Study - SOLD

Tree Study Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 10" SOLD at $30.00 plus shipping. Another palette knife painting, this time a couple of trees. Leafiness seems to lend itself really well to palette knife work. This one was just plain fun to do, fom a part of a photo I took some time ago. Nel

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Another Pansy - SOLD

Another Pansy Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8" SOLD at $35.00 plus $5.00 shipping. I really wanted to try another pansy today, since my lovely plant bloomed for me for a second time. I used a mixed technique on this one, some palette knife work around the blended floral face. I didn't try as hard to match the actual color, since I really can't seem to catch it with the paints I have. Must be a trick I haven't learned yet. Nel
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