Saturday, March 17, 2018

Asparaguus with Lemon

Asparagus with Lemon
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 6" x 12"
Available at $25 plus $10 shipping.

I don't think that I've ever painted asparagus before, but what a lovely subject. Harder than I thought, even though I treated them as loosely as I could. Worth doing again, but right now I'm cooking these babies up and making some Hollandaise. Yum!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Pear with Plums - SOLD

Pear with Plums
Oil on Hardboard, 6" x 8"
SOLD at $25.00 plus $10.00 shipping.

Some dear new friends brought me goodies and treats when they stopped to pick up paintings. Yay! Thanks, D & L! These plums were among the goodies, and some lovely clementines and asparagus.
I have some great subjects!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Three Lovelies - SOLD

Three Lovelies
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 6" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping

Aren't these pretty? I DO love painting pears, and now that they've shown their blush, I get to eat them. Wait, wait...okay, maybe one more painting from them before.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Evolution in Paint - SOLD

Evolution in Paint
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $40 plus $10 shipping.

This one I'm calling "Evolution" because it's had so many iterations. It started life as "Heading Into Town" last year in May, then became Shady Lane, then Dappled Road, but now finally I'm done, and happy. It's got caboodles of layers on it, but I don't mind it. If you would mind all the texture, steer clear, it's very textured.

And here are some of my drawings from last night at our Life Drawing class. We were all chilly, but poor Sara had to keep her socks on, huddle by a space heater and drape herself with her robe for a little warmth.

 Longer poses, obviously.


Sunday, March 11, 2018

Tomato, Onion and Shallot

Tomato, Onion and Shallot
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 8" x 8"
Available at $25 plus $10 shipping.

This one feels like it should be about Italian cooking. Maybe some marinara sauce or something. But these guys really seem comfortable together. Don't they?

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Just Tomatoes - SOLD

Just Tomatoes
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 7" x 7"

One of my collectors wanted the tomato and mug painting from yesterday, but it was already sold, so today I painted this one for her. With just tomatoes.

Thursday, March 08, 2018

Tomatoes with Pottery Mug - SOLD

Tomatoes with Pottery Mug
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

I got all my shipping done today, such a good feeling.
And then sat down to see what I could do with these lovely (organic) tomatoes.
Or as my friend says about the Natural Food Store, "Why Pay Less?"

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Pears with Pottery

Pears with Pottery
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 8" x 8"
Available at $25 plus $10 shipping.

Down to the Chestertown Natural Foods store yesterday for some nice produce.
I needed some new models! And aren't these pretty pears?
Bowls by Bev Halpert.

Saturday, March 03, 2018

Farmland in Fog

Farmland in Fog
Oil on Wood Panel, 6" x 8"
Available at $20 plus $10 shipping.

On the way to Baltimore with H. the other day, there was fog, and we were noticing how appealing the farm buildings looked with the misty air. There were only quick looks, no time for photos, but today I just played around to see if I could come up with the "feeling" of the fog.

Friday, March 02, 2018

Lemons on Wooden Box

Lemons on Wooden Box
Oil on MDF Board, 6" x 6"
Available at $15 plus $10 shipping.

I need to get more produce. Clearly I need some new subjects.
We've seen these lemons a lot lately.

Thursday, March 01, 2018

Blue Bowl with Eggs and Shallot

Blue Bowl with Eggs and Shallot
Oil on MDF Board, 8" x 8"
Available at $25 plus $10 shipping.

This was a tricky one, with the eggs and shallot being soooooo close in color.
And the bowl...hmmm, because of the lighting and reflections, it looked turquoise in some spots and greenish in others. Tricky, tricky. But I like the end result, and hope you do too.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Burl Wood with Pottery and Shallot - SOLD

Burl Wood with Pottery and Shallot
Oil on MDF Board, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

From my cousin D. I got a couple of beautiful wood boxes this past weekend, and this is one of them. I love the subtle texture in the wood. The bowls are both Beverly Halpert pottery, and the shallot came from my friend S. Thanks, all!

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Pottery with Lemon - SOLD

Pottery with Lemon
Oil on Hardboard, 7" x 7"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.

The bowl is by Beverly Halpert, and here's a link to see her in a video, throwing a bowl on the wheel.
The glaze is really quite beautiful. I got this lovely little bowl by trading artwork. What a grand way to barter for lovely things.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Bowl with Strawberries - SOLD

Bowl with Strawberries
Oil on MDF Board, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

So I moved my standing lights around to produce some more drama. Cool looking, and I like the cast shadows, but it makes it a little hard to see what you're painting. But I got some drama.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

White Bowl with Lemons - SOLD

White Bowl with Lemons
Oil on Wood Panel, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

Being nearsighted, I like to be able to get right up into a still life, nose to nose, as it were (without my contacts). To give myself a fresh start, I moved some furniture around today in my bedroom/studio - to get a little closer to my set up and my painting. Jerry rigging with cardboard boxes, a pile of MDF boards, a little ballast here and there. It worked for today:

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lemons on Blue - SOLD

Lemons on Blue
Oil on Gessoed MDF Board, 6" x 6"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping

Another little one of the same lemons from yesterday.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Lemons with Avocado

Lemons with Avocado
Oil on MDF Panel, 6" x 6"
Available at $20 plus $10 shipping.

A new series of fruit still life paintings, starting today.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Tea Bags

Tea Bags
Colored Pencil on Bristol, 4" x 8.5"
Available at $7 plus $10 shipping.

This one can also be a bit larger (below), but I think the cropped version (above) looks better:

5.5" x 8.5"

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Dried Hydrangeas - Walnut Ink and Watercolor - SOLD

Dried Hydrangeas - Walnut Ink and Watercolors
on Arches Watercolor Paper, 11" x 15"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.

The hydrangeas I saved from my brother's yard, and they have the smallest tinge of mauve still in them. For this one I used a bamboo pen with walnut ink, with touches of watercolor.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Strawberries in Watercolor - SOLD

Strawberries in Watercolor, Pen and Ink
Watercolor on Paper, Image Size 6" x 4", Paper Size 8.5" x 8.5"
SOLD at $7 plus $10 shipping

I am taking a space to rethink my painting style and strategy. So few of the winter paintings have sold, that I have to wonder what I am doing wrong, besides boring myself and my collectors. Hmmm, time to think about a new direction maybe. Meanwhile, some "other" kinds of sketches and paintings.
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