Friday, April 11, 2014

Hydrangeas on Black Canvas - SOLD

Hydrangeas on Black Canvas
Oil on Gessoed (Black) Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
SOLD.
If you are a painter, right now is a good time to scoot to Michaels and get canvas: but one, get two free.
So I picked up three of these rather more expensive black gessoed canvases, and they are wonderfully dramatic to work on. The black extends around all sides, and I was careful to wrap paper towels on my clamps, to keep the top and bottom edges clean. The painting can be hung without a frame.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Hydrangea Dreams - SOLD


Hydrangea Dreams
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $40 plus $8 shipping.
Click here to purchase directly thru DPW.

So here's the color I was trying to match: Not too bad.
The other thing I'm trying for with my painting is for that painterly, indistinct look that I love so much. Where there's a little mystery in the work, there are undefined edges and passages that are open to interpretation. Trying to get away from the cut-out look, which comes so easily (stay inside those lines now...)

Monday, April 07, 2014

See Through Barn - SOLD

See Though Barn
Oil on Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $30 plus $8 shipping.

Click here to purchase this one directly through Paypal.

What I loved about this barn were the openings that you could see through, right to the background.
I snapped the reference photo for this along Muncaster Mill Road, in Gaithersburg, MD.

Sunday, April 06, 2014

"Radiant Orchid" Iris Twist

"Radiant Orchid" Iris Twist
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 12" x 12"
Available at $45 plus $8 shipping.
Click here to Buy Now thru DPW.

"Radiant Orchid" is the Pantone color of our challenge in DPW this week. I saw it and immediately thought "IRIS!" I mixed a puddle and thought I had it matched fairly well, but adding purples and magenta and white to model the form, I lost the pure color in most spots. Still in all, I'm pretty happy with this one, soft and twisty.

You can see the challenge entries here.

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