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Saturday, May 10, 2014

Daisy Practice Painting - SOLD

Daisy Practice
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 9"
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Since I want to paint daisies on a black gessoed canvas, which requires some confidence, I first had to remind myself how to paint these guys, and remember the mixing colors for the white shadowed petals.
So this is a just a practice piece, sketchy and loose. I think I could have let more shadow color show, but I do like the freshness of the whites.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Cherry Blossom Tree - SOLD

Cherry Blossom Tree
Oil on Canvas Panel, 9" x 12"
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The blossoms are gone from the trees now, but I wanted to paint one, and had a nice photo from the neighborhood, and used that. Without the townhouses behind it. There is another old painting underneath this, and I let a few little bits show thru.

Thursday, May 08, 2014

Old Barn - SOLD

Old Barn
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
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I wanted a landscape today, since I knew I would be spending some time drawing my landlady's dogs (for Sketchbook Skool.) (Which, by the way, I have been enjoying immensely.) So I found this reference photo on Wet Canvas, and went to town on it. I liked the soft reflective patina on the barn on the shadow side. And I definitely wanted a summer blue sky, so used Phthalo Blue.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

White Azaleas - SOLD

White Azaleas
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
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I'm surprisingly happy with this one. Although I dragged my feet getting started on it, I knew it would be complicated. As it was, I didn't think I'd ever get it done today. I like how the vase was in shadow, and barely shows. Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Azalea - SOLD

Watercolor Pencil and Gouache on Cotton Magnani Paper,
Image Size: 12.5" x 16", Paper Size: 14" x 18"
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One of the neighbors has a gorgeous azalea bush, that sits in a protected spot, but in full sun. It thrives.
She let me clip a couple of sprigs, and this is what I got. Yes, a drawing. There were a lot more blooms than this, but I tried to get the basic shape. Something a little different, and very time consuming.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Red Maple - SOLD

Red Maple
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
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Outside again today, in the neighborhood. This time in front of a neighbor's townhouse, who runs a pre school daycare in her home. I had little ones around me explaining that it was their tree I was painting. And to show me, they climbed it. So cute, and they are wonderfully inquisitive. There was an entire row of townhouses, but it was hard enough just trying to do the one, so I opted to have it be a single.

The thing that attracted me, besides the lovely color, was the shadow, but in the painting it almost looks too blue, or maybe I'll just change the sky. Here's my model.

Disclaimer: There is one corner of the canvas (bottom right) that didn't fold properly, in manufacturing, and will probably have to be unstapled and remounted before framing. A framer should be able to do this.

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