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Saturday, July 06, 2013

Summer Blues - SOLD

Summer Blues
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10"

While the hydrangeas last, another little painting from life.

Dancing Beach Towels - SOLD

Dancing Beach Towels
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 24" x 30"
SOLD - Going to My Favorite Beach House.

This is a revision of an older painting, which has been bugging me for about a year now, hanging out of the way on a back wall. The towels always looked like they were dragging on the ground, there was too much boring sky, and there was a wrong-sized chair and laundry basket in the foreground (very carefully drawn and painted, but the wrong size.) I finally got just the combination of courage and pissed-offedness to attack it properly, doing surgery on the stuff that wasn't working. I actually like it now, but don't look too closely at what the shadows are doing. I know... it's artistic license. It's too big to ship, so it's a pick up.
Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 05, 2013

Single Sunflower, Revised - SOLD

Single Sunflower, Revised
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8"

And this is what it looked like before (below). Much improved, yes?
I trimmed it up, added some highlight yellow, and changed the background color. I like it a lot better now.

Beach Baby - SOLD

Beach Baby
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12"

Just for a change of pace, a summery little beach baby. I think I may have gotten the reference photo from Flickr, I don't remember, it's been sitting in my photo resources for awhile now. As happens with figures, as soon as I had completed this one, I wanted to do it again, to improve it. Always it's the underlying drawing that needs fixing. Still in all, I think she is sweet.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Last of the Sunflowers - SOLD

Last of the Sunflowers
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"

Happy Fourth, everyone!
Hope you have plans for a nice picnic or a get together, backyard barbecue, go see the fireworks, all that lovely family stuff. Especially if you have kids or grandkids!

When I went to move my sunflowers around, all the petals started falling off. They have already curled up, but I figured I could fudge that. So this will be the last of the current sunflower series. Hope you have enjoyed it.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Clouds and River - SOLD

Clouds and River
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"

A quick little landscape, since I've been missing painting clouds.

July Sunflowers - SOLD

July Sunflowers
Oil on canvas panel, 12" x 16"

I'm still experimenting with the greenish background. This time I used Viridian, Lavender and White, and I'm pretty happy with it. Not too dark and just subtle enough. This is the largest of the oils of sunflowers so far. I still have to figure out how not to have a double light source, as I have one light on my palette to the right, and one light behind me to the left, and it makes for confusing light on my subject.

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Summer Ramble - SOLD

Summer Ramble
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 16"

A landscape for a nice change. Fresh, yes?

Sunflowers on Blue-Grey - Sold

Sunflowers on Blue-Grey
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"

I turned my jar around to make these guys face more front. No guilty kids today.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Monday Sunflowers - SOLD

Monday Sunflowers
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"

I didn't realize it when I was sketching these out, but they remind me of kids...."Who marked with crayons on the wall?"...and everybody turns away. Wasn't me...Crayons?...Where?

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Summer Landscape, Sunflower (SOLD)

Sunflower on Grey-Green
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12"

Experimenting with a green-grey background.

Summer Landscape
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"

A landscape for a change, after all the florals.

Single Sunflower - SOLD

Single Sunflower
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 8"
Rvised and SOLD..

A little one for today.
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