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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Lilies in the Rough - SOLD

Lilies in the Rough
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $60.00 plus shipping.

Usually when I do the white flowers, I carefully blend and correct and adjust. These are not. I just layed the paint on with bristle brushes, no soft blenders, and let it be.

Happy Easter, everyone!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Plum and More Plums - SOLD

Plums in Rose Bowl
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10"
SOLD at $40.00 plus $7.00 shipping

Single Floating Plum - SOLD
Oil on Canvas, 24" x 24" x 2" wrap

Plums today. The second one is a style after Margritte, do you know that artist? It's big, 2 feet by 2 feet. Done by request, and I'm happy to report that the collector is happy with the results.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Large Peony Grouping - SOLD

Large Peony Grouping
Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 24" x 24" x 1.5"
SOLD at $225.00, which includes about $50.00 shipping.

This one is big, and pretty heavy with the wood on the back, so I'm including the shipping in the total price. Originally it had leaves at the top too, but I decided to take them out, since they were directing the view right off the top of the canvas. This one has the painting extended around the wrap, so will not want framing.

Strawberries on Plate, Revised - SOLD

Strawberries on Plate, revised
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 6" x 9"
SOLD at $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping.

I took the strawberries and revised this one a little. Took out the blue in the background, lightened the plate, toned everything down except for the berries. Much cleaner now.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Dogwood in the Hood - SOLD

Dogwood in the Hood
Watercolor on Arches Cold Press Paper, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $20.00 plus $5.00 shipping.

Detail below.

My neighbor was kind enough to let me clip a bit of her tree for painting, but the little branch was a quite sparse looking with flowers only right now. I added the leaves from a wild dogwood in the woods. I'm not sure that smallish flowers lend themselves to painting, I seem to have better luck with the flowers that have more "presence," like irises. But this was fun to do on a rainy afternoon.

Essence of Tulips - SOLD

Essence of Tulips
Watercolor on Arches Cold Press, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $30.00 plus $5.00 shipping.

Can you tell I've been reading Charles Reid books? Don't you love his watercolors?
This one (like Reid's work) is about the feeling of tulips, not about the details. Although I drew it "tight" I deliberately painted it "loose." I'm pretty happy with it, and of course, now I want to do more watercolors.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Pears and Bowls - SOLD

Pears and Bowls
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $50.00 plus shipping.

Big, fat juicy pears, with bowls and stripes. Something a little more complicated today.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Landscape Study after Elizabeth Tolley - SOLD

Landscape Study after Elizabeth Tolley
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $15.00 plus $10.00 shipping.

I just wanted a simple landscape yesterday, and followed after the instructions in my Elizabeth Tolley book, Oil Painter's Solution Book: Landscapes. An excallent book, by the way. The price of the painting is simply to cover canvas and paint costs, and shipping.

Single Plum Study - SOLD

Single Plum Study
Oil on Board, 6" x 6"
SOLD at $15.00 plus $5.00 shipping.

A study for a larger painting.
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