Saturday, February 28, 2015

Glimpses Thru Green

Glimpses Thru Green
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
Available at $30 plus $10 shipping.

I am finally settled enough, though not entirely unpacked yet, to sit down and paint. That's a YAY!
I am thinking about a series of trailer park paintings, since this is like a cute little village, and there are some lovely views, with the light changing always. For now, working from an old Massachusetts photo, wondering if this old abandoned house is still standing.

Oh, and here's a glimpse of my new studio, not a corner, but a room (yee-haw!):

Thanks everyone, for standing by while I was in transition.
Hard move, in a snow storm, but I had lots of wonderful help!


Thursday, February 05, 2015

Winter Move

You haven't been seeing any paintings from me, since there is a move going on. My apartment is now full of boxes, and I'm filling more as I go. I'll be living in a cozy little trailer park, doing housekeeping for the owner, in exchange for rent. It's taking awhile, since I have to first clean the new place, before moving in.

Which brings me to this: If any of you would like to contribute a couple of dollars to the "Help-Nel-get-settled-so-she-can-paint Fund" it would be a great boon to me. While I'm not painting, I'm not earning either, and things are getting crunchy, so I'm being bold and asking for help. Some of my friends, including my dear landlady here, are helping me with cleaning. So it will get done, eventually. And then, YAY, I get to paint again! Can't wait. Thanks, everyone.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Winter Sketch - SOLD

Winter Sketch in Oils
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $12 plus $10 shipping.
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This was done from my imagination, just slopping away and enjoying the winter colors. Really, if you can get past the cold, the colors in winter are so beautiful. This one will take a while to dry. You'll see why in the close up detail below:

The paint is laid on thick in lots of spots.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Winter Glow - SOLD

Winter Glow
Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 10"
SOLD at $5 plus $10 shipping.
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Sometimes when you have a canvas that doesn't work as well as you'd like, the proper choice is to "mess it up." Or go at it with a palette knife and an attitude. This is one such. It used to look like this:

Now it's more interesting and messy, and intimate. I exaggerated the orange, and I'm glad I did.
Fun to see the changes, I think.


Little Winter Scene - SOLD

Little Winter Scene
Oil on Canvas Panel, 10" x 8"
SOLD at $17 plus $10 shipping.
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I know I need to do more work on the still life, where I find the composition and arranging of the still objects a real challenge. Landscapes still feel so much more comfortable for me; colors, strokes, and composition so much easier. Isn't this a sweet little one?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Shadow Patterns - SOLD

Shadow Pattens
Oil on Canvas Panel, 8" x 10"
SOLD at $15 plus $10 shipping.
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I wasn't so much interested in the strawberries, as I was in the lovely shadows they were casting.
I wanted to do this one "directly" without all the fussing and blending I usually do with still life. It's definitely painterly, as they say of this kind of work.

Friday, January 09, 2015

January Fire - SOLD

January Fire
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 22" x 28"
SOLD at $75 for Pick Up

I had this large canvas, and decided on something colorful, and I'm pretty happy with this one. The only problem with a piece this large is the shipping. So I'm trying this, no shipping, but to sell this one to someone local, who can pick it up. Appealing, isn't it?

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Winter Blues - SOLD

Winter Blues
Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.
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Snow, reflections, and a lot of blue.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Have Faith - SOLD

Have Faith
Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $15 plus $10 shipping.
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I am holding onto the promise of warmth and sunshine. Just a few more months of being cold.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Footbridge in Snow - SOLD

Footbridge in Snow
Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $15 plus $10 shipping.
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This is the same painting, but I took all the snow fall out, just let it be an impression of a white world.
No more polka dots.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Footbridge in the Snow - NA

Footbridge in the Snow
Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"
Not Available, revised on 1/2/2015.
This one is experimental, from a photo reference that I really like. I think it looks good from a distance. Maybe not so much close up.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Scattered Few - SOLD

A Scattered Few
Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $22 plus $10 shipping.
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I've been out of commission for an entire week. A strength-zapping flu bug that's been going around, which started out like a bad cold and then went into chills and fever. I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day under the covers, sleeping as much as I could, too weak to do much else. Today was the first day that I felt I wanted to paint again, and something very simple at that.

I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas, those of you who celebrate the Lord's birth.
And I wish each and every one a healthy, flu-free; prosperous and happy 2015. Thank you so much for all your support and friendship over the year(s).

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Around the Bend - SOLD

Around the Bend
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"
SOLD
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Below is a close up of a little part of the painting, so you can see the palette knife work.
Detail below.


Every once in awhile, a palette knife painting is just the slow down I need. I paint these with just the tip of the pointed small knife, a little tap tap stroke. I'm always happy with how much careful blending you can do with such a tool. Of course, the pieces take forever, but it's also a fun way to paint.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Watercolor Bouquet - SOLD

Watercolor Bouquet
Watercolor on Arches Paper, 14" x 20"
SOLD at $15 plus $10 shipping.
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Once again, two freebie bunches of flowers consolidated into one. Nice having a good source for fresh flowers, thank you Food Bank! Done with a big brush, very loose and sketchy.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Prairie Sky - SOLD

Prairie Sky
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.
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Oh, I like this one, I couldn't tell you exactly why. Maybe it's the feeling of space, maybe it's the warm grasses in the field. Or just the overall sense of peace here in this big openness.

Pines and Shadows - SOLD

Pines and Shadows
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $17 plus $10 shipping.
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Since this one didn't sell at $25, I've revised it a bit, and lowered the price.
I deepened the color of the snow shadows, and added more light to the pines, filled them out a bit more, and added the twigs and grasses. Better I think.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Assurance - SOLD

Assurance
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $22 plus $10 shipping.
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We've got cold, raw, wet rain today (OK, I'm grateful it's not snow, but...), and I am thinking greens and colors. I'll still be doing still life, and snow scenes, but for today, I'm resting assured that we will have spring, summer and fall again. Greens and colors, and warmth.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Winter Bouquet - SOLD

Winter Bouquet
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $17 plus $10 shipping.
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Another visit to the Food Bank over the weekend. It's so nice that I can also get flowers there, pick a couple of packages, and then discard the dead flowers, make a new bouquet from the survivors. Along with my blue vase from our local hospital thrift shop.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Pines and Shadows - SOLD

Pines and Shadows
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $17 plus $10 shipping.
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I have to admit that I had help with this one. My 6 year old granddaughter loves to draw and paint, so she sat on my lap (lap painting, Yay) and did the white snow for me. But only to the edges. "I can blend, TT!" So I let her do a little of that too.

Here's Kayla painting outside on the deck this past summer. (See the tongue action?)


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

White Winter Rose - SOLD

White Winter Rose
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $45 plus $10 shipping.
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A soft white rose for a winter's day.

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