Sunday, June 29, 2008
8 by 10 oil on wood panel $75.00
Here the painting is as a close up, as you can see it has a bit of reflective shine on the left side of the photo this will not be on the painting after tomorrow, its just that I had to use a flash since I finished it late and it was dark.
I was... as always busy today but had an unexpected surprise, my husband Art, brought home a beautiful aquarium and 20 tiny, tiny fish and a bunch of live plants. I set it all up and spent a couple of hours "playing" with it. I've owned many tanks over the years and really enjoyed watching the tropical fish swim about and discover their new home.
As you can see this painting is still very wet. I painted it yesterday but since I use walnut oil in the oil paint as a medium rather then other more carcinogenic choices, sometimes I have to wait an extra day for it to dry.
This is 8 by 10 "on wood panel.
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Watercolor on gessoed paper $45.00
This little guy looks tired to me so I decided he can be called “sleepy”. If you have fish you know some of them are always swimming fast and darting around then there are those that kinda hide under stuff and only come out when your not around. This fish is just a little tired and he is hanging out near the bottom of the pond.
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I’ve had lots of fun painting the Monet series lately but I have to admit it…. one of the paintings didn’t quite turn out as well as I would have wanted. Every one has a bad day at times and I’m not blaming my brother BUT… I have told him numerous times “Don’t come over while I’m painting” but some folks including my relatives think painting for me is like eating… They think it looks so easy and I paint so fast that I could do it in my sleep. The think you can still paint well while having a conversation about something as insignificant or nutty as, say.. the problems of ebay or the election or even the compost heap. You get the idea. For me this is not true.
As an intuitive painter I have to be in my own space. but not wanting to be rude… I start in with the painting trying to get back to where I was before the compost heap became so important that he walked across the street to tell me about it.
I’m standing at the easel looking down at my painting trying to figure out where I was going next thinking it is almost done and as he talked and talked and talked, I kept mixing and mixing and mixing. Now, anyone who paints knows this alone is a recipe for a major mud fest. Even I knew when I was mixing it this can’t be good, but I kept trying, I painted and mixed and painted and remixed, trying to make it work, while occasionally saying “ “right” “Yeah?” ” really “ ”Hm”. The only color I was really getting of course was gray and no real values… so after he left, I took the painting outside to dry and this little painting must have had 1/2 inch of paint on it. Three days later and I’m pretty sure it isn’t dry yet. I should have scraped it off but I didn’t have the heart.
Monday, June 23, 2008
oil painting 8 by 10" 75.00 firstname.lastname@example.org for purchase info.
This is the Oil painting I did last night as part of the tribute to Monet series. It is a bit more blue than the other and I decided not to put in lillies or what ever and make it a bit more plain.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
This 8 by 10" painting is acrylic on wood Its only $75.00!
framed in a small black frame and ready to hang.
I wish the photo would have been better there is some glare on the right side. I was in a hurry when I was photographing it cause I had to get out to the "art swap" at the Charlotte Art league.
If you belong to a art club you might want to consider doing a art swap.
They match you up with another artist of near equal ability and tastes. You meet discuss art and make an agreement as to what you will trade. Then everyone meets and hangs their piece with a written note explaining the art and something about your Art Partner. It was fun and of course we had wine and food. We also invited all new members so everyone could meet and get to know the long term members.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
11 by 15 watercolor on paper
I have painted this painting three times and I'm not sure why. Its kinda like having the same dream over and over, perhaps you can't contol that but painting the same painting over and over is very much the same feeling. This is one oif those painting from my imagination. I love the color combinatins and you may find I used them on a regular basis in my landscapes, especially purple with green.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Watercolor on paper, 11 by 15 $150.00
Bachelor’s Buttons, a Wood Pecker and an old stump.
This piece was inspired by the wood peckers that come to my house to eat suet. I assume this bird is a he, its a beautiful bird with a touch of red on his head. He is very comical, he walks up and down the tree trunk, I guess looking for bugs or whatever and when I come outside he just walks around to the other side of the tree.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
5″ by 7″ $50.00 watercolor on Gessoed paper.
This cat seems to be saying ” let me take a better look” or maybe its the lady bug who’s doing the talking.
I have a black and white cat and she’s not only very cute, but does a lot of funny things. She has a smudge right on the tip of one side of her nose and sometimes she can look rather comical just sitting there. She only weighs nine pounds but her name is Chubbs. It’s the really long hair that makes her look so big. I had planned to paint something else but like many days this is just what wanted to be painted. I was drawing and there it was… the first few lines looked like a cat and I went with it. In fact sometimes just a line or a curve of a line will look like something to me and whatever it was I was planning to draw is thrown out for the object which I see in that line and is appearing before me.
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Watercolor on professional grade watercolor paper. Matted in white $150.00 7″ by 20″Lots of talk these days of making a trek to the beach, looking for beach houses and places to go. Of course we have to take the dogs too. The dogs are all very well behaved and don’t ruin things or pee indoors, so it shouldn’t be a problem. Of course Art my husband won’t go, just me and the girls with the dogs. Hopefully we can find a house right on the beach and the beach is as deserted as this painting. The plan isn’t to go until October so I have plenty of time to find just the right place. Maybe Pauly’s island, or Edisto…. Any suggestions, I don’t really want to drive more than three hours or four at the most from Charlotte NC.
Friday, June 13, 2008
5 by 7 on watercolor paper, mounted on foam core. $40.00
Whoa, what a busy day, cleaning up my garden and working on my flower beds, it was a great day to be outside. It was hot, but not too hot. I divided plants and moved them around and watered and fertilized, all the things gardeners do to keep their flowers producing.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Sunday, June 08, 2008
Saturday, June 07, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thursday, June 05, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
This is an oil pastel, 11" by 15" $300.00 plus $6.50 Shipping and handling.
I decided to put the red in the background because I felt the dogs spirit was very passionate and the red looks great next to the dogs black and white fur.