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Friday, May 06, 2011

Textured and Cradled Landscape - SOLD

Textured and Cradled Landscape
Oil on Cradled Hardboard, with texture added. 8" x 8" x 1"
SOLD at $45.00 plus $5.00 shipping.
Detail below, showing texture.
This one is on cradled board, and I've extended the little landscape around the top, and side edges. I'll paint the bottom once it's a bit more dry. No frame is needed. I added texture before painting and gessoing, but using some Molding Paste. (See blog post below.) The texture added an interesting dimension to the painting, very nice. I'm not sure I would like it for, say a still life, or a portrait. But for landscapes, yum. ( It is hard on brushes, of course.)

Molding Paste

This is the Golden version of modeling or molding paste. It's used for adding texture into the surface of a painting. In the post above, I've used the molding paste under my painting, and it does indeed add texture. Be careful that you check whether the paste is flexible or not. Unless it says that it is flexible, you wouldn't want to use it on a stretched canvas. It gives you the chance to add nice "dry brush" effects into a landscape.

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Still LIfe with Stripes - SOLD

Still Life with Stripes
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $65.00 plus shipping.

What can I say? I like painting stripes and pears.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Landscape in Orange and Green - SOLD

Landscape in Orange and Green
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $30.00 plus shipping.
Detail Below
Done with experimental colors and a combination of brush and knife work. I also wanted to try a ghost of a background, as though there was some fogginess way in the back, and hardly suggested silhouettes. Someting with the feeling of chilly morning light.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Last Tulips of Spring - SOLD

Last Tulips of Spring
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $60.00 plus shipping
Detail below

This one was pure joy to paint this morning. Loose, sketchy and fun. I was aiming more for the "feeling" of tulips, than the actual portrayal of what they look like.
The bouquet was the last, droopy one of tulips at our local grocery store, and I even managed to get a discount because it was already looking a little shop worn. I don't think I'll be seeing any more tulps this spring, so it's on to other florals now.

Monday, May 02, 2011

Poppyseed Muffin

Poppyseed Muffin
Oil on Canvas Panel, 6" x 6"
Available at $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping.

A little muffin for today's painting.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Purple Tulips, Watercolor

Purple Tulips, Watercolor Watercolor on Arches paper, 12" x 16"
Available at $25.00 plus $5.00 shipping.

I am happy that my purple tulips lasted long enough to star in a watercolor.
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