Oil on Stretched Canvas, 9" x 12"
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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!
Sunflowers - Refined and Reduced
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 20"
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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.
Sunflowers on Blue
Oil on Vintage Canvas Panel, 12" x 16"
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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.
Welcome to my daily painting blog. Here I'll post my efforts to paint one small painting a day, with a little wiggle room by saying five per week. I work primarily in oils these days, but also love my watercolors. I hope you enjoy my work, and as always, your comments are welcome.
The images reproduced in this blog are copyrighted by the artist, Nel Jansen. All rights reserved.
And so it has taken me all of sixty years to understand that water is the finest drink, and bread the most delicious food, and that art is worthless unless it plants a measure of splendor in people's hearts. ~ Taha Muhammad Ali ~
"I would like to paint the way a bird sings.”--Claude Monet
All of the paintings here are available for purchase plus packaging and shipping, except those marked "sold" in the title and description. Paintings are sold on a first come, first served basis. For information, email me at NelVanL@aol.com Thanks for your interest.