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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Twin Lilacs - SOLD


Twin Lilacs
Watercolor on Arches 300 lb Cold Press
Each 15" x 22.5"

Done by request, to hang together, stressing slightly different colors.

White Shed, Laytonsville - SOLD

White Shed, Laytonsville
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $45 plus $7 shipping.

My art buddy, S. and I went snooping around Laytonsville one day, and asked the "farmer dude" if we could take photos on his property. This was a cool old shed, and behind it, another shed at the end of the road. This is my first time using the reference photos that we took, and now I wish that I'd made the shed a little bigger, or maybe used a rectangle. Which only means, that you'll see this shed again.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Irises, Embraced - NA

Irises, Embraced
Watercolor on Arches Paper, 9" x 12"
Not available.

The last time I was working on a watercolor, I used this sheet as a test page for colors, and made the shapes into irises (sort of) very loosely. When I saw it again, I thought it was nice enough to turn into an actual painting, so I added (loosely) more paint, and voila. It looks like the leaves are cradling the flowers, to me anyway.

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Layers and Colors - SOLD

Layers and Colors
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $45.00 plus $7 shipping.

Lots of layers (planes) and lots of colors.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Folded and Bending - SOLD

Folded and Bending
Oil over Acrylic on Stretched Black Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $45 plus $7 shipping.

I've had this black gessoed canvas for awhile, and I knew I wanted to do something soft and dramatic on the black, but I wasn't sure what. I liked the photo for this one, with all it's nice color shifts.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Hillside with Trees - SOLD

Hillside with Trees
Acrylics on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $30 plus $7 shipping.

Still working with clouds, and a very simple foreground. Feels quiet, doesn't it?

Back Gate Revised - SOLD

Back Gate, Revised
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $15 plus $7 shipping.

I spent time with a private student yesterday, so didn't have time to paint paint. I decided I'd give this little guy another chance, and made the background lighter, changed the color of the fence, and the grass. I think it's better now. The plants that you can see in my border are a huge "butterfly bush" (the monarchs love it,) and some coreopsis from my friend J, which have spread beautifully.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Poppy Field, Summer Sky - SOLD

Poppy Field, Summer Sky
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
SOLD at $100, includes shipping.

I needed something big and open and spacey, after all the roses. This satisfied!
Here's a version where you can see the texture. I'm pretty sure that you can click on these to see a larger photo. Thanks for looking.

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