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Friday, January 28, 2011

Still Life with Lemons and Grapes - SOLD

Still Life with Lemons and Grapes Oil on Stretched Linen Canvas, 10" x 10" SOLD at $50.00 plus shipping. Another winter still life, but this time with heat and light, ahhhh (our power is back on.) And on linen, always a treat to work on.

Snowstorm Apples - SOLD

Snowstorm Apples Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 16" SOLD at $45.00 plus shipping. I am still trying to use more "lush" paint in my work. This one went through some changes, as I started it with the light on the right, and then we lost power in the DC area, due to a very heavy snow that knocked trees and power lines down all over. I had to change the light to whatever natural light was coming in my sliding glass door/window from the left. So everthing shifted and became less dramatic. I painted it with about five layers on as the apartment got colder. BUT I painted! Hence, the Snowstorm Apples. (The photo shows a very washed out left side, taken with natural light. The painting isn't that washed out.)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Mug and Apple - SOLD

Mug and Apple Oil on Canvas Panel, 6" x 8" SOLD at $20.oo, includes mailing Just trying to loosen up, and paint more directly. Problem is in remembering to "draw tight, paint loose." If you've got it in your head be loose, it's tricky out of the gate to remind yourself to draw carefully beforehand. This one should have been lower in the format.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Palette Knife Pears

Palette Knife Pears Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" Available at $65.00 plus shipping. This is the same still life as yesterdays, but done with a palette knife, rather than with a brush. And no stripes. Just a completely different look, and really bright and fun.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Pears and Bottle - SOLD

Pears and Bottle Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" SOLD at $75.00 plus shipping. I like the soft, analogous colors here, and how they all play so well together. It really is quite nice in person.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Winter Hydrangeas 2 - SOLD

Winter Hydrangeas 2 Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12" SOLD at $75.00 plus shipping. Finally, something I'm really happy with. I've been in a little slump lately, with paintings that I'm really happy about few and far between. I'm content with most, but not really pleased. The longer I paint, the more growth I want, the harder it is to get there. Now just every once in awhile, I get something I like. This is one of them.
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