Monday, September 01, 2014

November Abstract

November Abstract
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10"
Available at $20 plus $8 shipping.
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This is one of my favorite color combinations right now; Blue, Blue Gray, Sienna, Orange.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Summer Meadow - SOLD

Summer Meadow
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $25 plus $8 shipping.
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The challenge on DPW this week is "Sky Holes," and I liked the provided photo reference, so...
A simple meadow with Queen Anne's Lace and trees beyond.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Fall Reflections - SOLD





Fall Reflections
Oil on Wallis Sanded Paper, 11" x 17"
SOLD at $22 plus $8 shipping.
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This is another one on the Sanded Wallis Paper, archival to 500 years. I do like working on this surface, but noticed today that it does seriously wear down my brushes. I painted my favorite brush to almost a nubbin.
Something to consider.
Note: Your framer will know how to mount this one before framing.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Iris Emerging - SOLD

Iris Emerging
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10"
SOLD at $22 plus $8 shipping.
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This size canvas just seemed to call for one single flower. What better than an iris?

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Reflections in Red - SOLD

Reflections in Red
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 14" x 14"
SOLD at $35 plus $8 shipping.
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I had just finished a larger version of this for a project I'm working on this summer, and had all the colors out, so figured I'd do a smaller version. It's coming!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Peaches - SOLD

Peaches
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 6" x 6"
SOLD at $20 plus $8 shipping.
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Summertime goodness, peaches. I've got mine sitting in a paper bag to ripen.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Northwest Branch, Summer - SOLD

Northwest Branch, Summer
Oil on Wallis Sanded Archival Paper, 11" x 17" (image size)
Archival to 500 years.
SOLD at $22 plus $8 shipping.

This was a nice experiment. I was out of canvas, and found some pastel paper that said on the label for oils, too. Wallis is the brand, and the paper is supposedly archival. The sanded surface was lovely to paint on, it grabbed the paint so nicely, that I may do more with this. I would think for framing you (or your framer) would have to mount the paper onto a backing before framing.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Irises Watercolor - SOLD

Irises Watercolor
Watercolor on Arches Paper, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $22 plus $8 shipping.

I've done this one before, since the configuration is so perfect. But I can honesty say that this is my favorite to date. I used much more orange in this one, and I think it gives the whole thing a nice glow.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Old Country Roses Teacup - SOLD

Old Country Roses Teacup
Watercolor on Arches paper, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $20 plus $7 shipping.

In Sketchbook Skool this week, we are enjoying inspiration and demos from Liz Steel. She does a lot of teacups and architecture. So our homework has to do with those two things. This is my entry into the teacup gallery. There is a bit of gold gouache along the edges of the cup and it's saucer.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Crepe Myrtle - SOLD

Crepe Myrtle
Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $22 plus $8 shipping.
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The Crepe Myrtle are gorgeous and in full bloom in our neck of the woods. I love the back side of the leaves. And the colors are so lovely.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Summer Morning - SOLD

Summer Morning
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 10"
SOLD at $20 plus $8 shipping.

Another rescued canvas from my friend, KM. (Thanks, K!)
Just playing with light.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Sunflowers in Blue Vase - SOLD

Sunflowers in Blue Vase
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
SOLD At Auction on DPW, starting at $40.
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Since this one didn't sell, I am offering it again, at auction. I'll let you guys determine the price. How's that?
Below is a Glarey Photo, but the colors are more accurate. It has a feel of green and yellow to it.


Saturday, August 02, 2014

Watercolor Sunflowers - SOLD

Sunflowers in Watercolor
Watercolor on Arches Paper, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $10 plus $8 shipping.

I am posting this one again, at a lower price, and with a possible crop. See below:

...which would make it about a 12" x 12" or so.
In case you like it better without the vase showing.



Thursday, July 31, 2014

Fall Anticipation - SOLD

Fall Anticipation
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12"
SOLD at $22 plus $8 shipping.
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My friend brought me a couple of canvases (thanks, KM!), so I used one today, thinking about all the lovely fall colors coming up. Not that I'm anxious for fall, I could happily take three Julys before I got tired of it. If I got to choose, I'd also happily take three Octobers!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sunflowers-Refined and Reduced - SOLD

Sunflowers - Refined and Reduced
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
SOLD at $60 plus pickup.

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There was mixed reaction to the "Rough and Tumble Sunflowers" from the other day, so I decided that maybe I'm not quite ready for that style. You've got to be able to pull it off. I put this one back up on the easel, and made the leaves and background more polished looking. Better? I also have reduced the price. We'll see.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunflowers on Blue - SOLD

Sunflowers on Blue
Oil on Vintage Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $30 plus $8 shipping.
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One of my earliest collectors, who has become a friend, is an antiques dealer, and once in awhile runs across art supplies at estate sales and various treasure hunting venues. She calls them art goodies, (thanks, KM!) and when she comes down to the DC area to visit her son, brings me treasures. This canvas panel is one of those. It's a vintage...um...antique...um, okay, really old canvas panel from "Duro," which has been in business since 1938. The canvas looks to be maybe from the 40's? Photo below. I love old things. I gessoed the canvas front and back, and it painted up beautifully. See some detail shots below.

 Back of the Canvas Panel. Duro is still in business, out of Chicago.

Detail (Close up) of brush work in the sunflowers.
These guys have lasted now an entire week, even though I fussed at the time about paying $10 for 6 stems.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Sunflowers in Blue Vase

Sunflowers in Blue Vase
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
Reduced and Offered again on 8/5/14
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A little bit more of a formal approach today, with blending and a slower style. I like it too.
I think the vase (which was a thrift shop find) turned out nicely. As I was painting I was thinking of how when you try to take a photo of a bunch of kids, they are all looking everywhere but at the photographer. "Look here, guys! Face front!"

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rough and Tumble Sunflowers - NA

Rough and Tumble Sunflowers
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
Available at $100 plus $18 shipping.
Reworked on Jul 30, 2014.

This is a bit of an experiment. I normally smooth and blend pretty much the entire painting, but today I just left things "brushy" to see how it would work. What do you think? You can see all the brush scrubbing throughout. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but it's different, anyway.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Continuous Line Sunflowers - SOLD






Continuous Line Sunflowers
Watercolor and Marker on Arches Watercolor Paper, 12" x16"
SOLD at $22 plus $8 shipping.

Using the same sunflowers in the same thrift shop vase as yesterday, I simply turned the paper around, and had a much better time. In Sketchbook Skool this week, we are working with continuous line drawing (where you don't lift the pen off the page, but backtrack and cross over if you need to), and watercolor, and this was my homework submission.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sunflowers in Watercolor

Sunflowers in Watercolor
Watercolor on Arches Paper, 12" x 16"
Available at $20 plus $8 shipping.

Just a summery watercolor for a Monday.

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