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.)
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.
Landscape in Orange and Green
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $30.00 plus shipping.
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.
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.
Welcome to my daily painting blog. Here I'll post my efforts to paint one small painting a day, with a little wiggle room by saying five per week. I work primarily in oils these days, but also love my watercolors. I hope you enjoy my work, and as always, your comments are welcome.
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