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Friday, July 26, 2013

Abandoned Barn, West Virginia - SOLD

Abandoned Barn, West Virginia
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"

A simple, summery subject.
When you see abandoned buildings, don't you always wonder what stories a building might tell?
Who used the barn, who built it, what family worked there, what kids played there?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Jim from AAA - SOLD

Jim from AAA
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"

Every once in awhile, I get an itch to try a person. Not a portrait, since a likeness is beyond me still, but just a face or a figure. A friend sent me photos from a trip, and this was one of them, so I decided to give "Jim" a try. He had an interesting face in the photo, which I didn't quite capture, but still fun to try.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Summery Stream - SOLD

Summery Stream
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"

Implementing some of the techniques (and colors) from the seminar with Johannes Vloothuis.
I'm liking the purples in the trees. (Indian Red, Ultramarine Blue and White.)

Monday, July 22, 2013

Foliage Studies One, Two - SOLD

Foliage Study One (Island Exercise)
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"

Foliage Study Two, Clearing Sky
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"

I'm taking another course with Johannes Vloothuis, this one called Landscape Painting Problem Solving.
I haven't been able to watch for the last two classes, but yesterday I listened to the recorded first class.
Sort of a "boot camp" for landscape painting basics. Very good. I did these two while listening to the recording. I especially like the line of background trees in the second piece.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Sunflower Trade-In - SOLD

Sunflower Trade-In
Oil on Stretched Canvas,11"x 14"

You can trade in cars, you can trade in paintings. This one was sold, but then the collector saw the palette knife sunflowers, and decided that for her purposes, the palette knife painting worked better. And since this one hadn't been shipped yet, it worked out fine. So this one is available again, for those of your who missed out on the sunflower series.

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