Saturday, May 31, 2014

Woods on Red Ground - SOLD

Woods on Red Ground
Oil over Acrylic on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $30 plus $8 shipping.
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Here is a close up detail of the palette knife stroke:


This one started out as a lesson in acrylics for my private student, Kelly, yesterday. I wanted to show her how you could use a solid color (red in this case) as an undercoat, and let bits of the color show through.
Today I decided to paint over it with a palette knife, and sometimes that's just right. Using the very tip of a palette knife is almost like drawing with a pencil, there's so much control, and you can get such nice  variations, and color shifts. Isn't this one nice, in site of it being out of season?


Friday, May 30, 2014

Hydrangeas in Cools - SOLD

Hydrangeas in Cools
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $22 plus $8 shipping.
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One of my earliest collectors was in town visiting her son, so we got together this week and gallivanted. She brought me art goodies, (thanks, KM!) including some older canvases. Estate sale, or maybe a thrift shop, or flea market; wherever they came from, they are a dream to paint on. Even after sitting for who knows how long, this one had perfect tension and a perfect stretch from the get go. The canvas was lovely to paint on, good tooth, nice fabric. It isn't a known brand, just an old no-name stretched canvas, but even then, the quality of  this older canvas makes me wonder where the pride went. It was nicer to paint on than anything branded that I've bought at Michaels in forever. Today you get decent canvas only when you pay crazy top dollar. (Sigh.) Is it like that with most things today?
Tell you what, I'm looking in Goodwill and the Sal for canvas whenever I can. Thrift shops, you bet.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Little Red Maple - SOLD

Little Red Maple
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 10"
SOLD at $20 plus $8 shipping.
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Using the same reference photo as the other day, I made a few imaginary changes.
Whole different painting.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Daisies on Lavender - SOLD

Daisies on Lavender
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 8" x 10"
SOLD at $20 plus $8 shipping.
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Another sketch of daisies.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Light and Shadow - SOLD






Light and Shadow
Oil on Canvas Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $25 plus $8 shipping.
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This is my favorite kind of painting, landscape with lots of color variety and light play.
It actually feels like today's weather here in the DC area. Gorgeous sunshine, not too hot, nice breeze.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Daisy Sketch - SOLD

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

This one is very loose and sketchy. I did the daisies a little differently, laying down all the shadow color first, then going over it with white. The white picked up the color underneath. I kind of like it this way, though next time I'll go darker with the flowers in shadow.

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