Monday, June 27, 2011

Miss Annie's Hydrangea - SOLD

Miss Annie's Hydrangea
10x8 Oil on gesso board
This painting is SOLD
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This Original Painting was a study in using only cool colors. It is more
challenging than you might think.
Miss Annie is my maternal Grandmother, who was called
"Miss Annie" by many who knew her. She had hydrangeas
down most of one side of her house in Memphis. They always 
make me think of her. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

Three Bottles

   Three Bottles 
8x8 Oil on Gesso Board

I'm working some more with still lifes. I really enjoyed doing this one.
I hope you like it too. I am anxious to get to the next one. I already
have it picked out. Funny, looking at my paintings, I think I need to 
on to some different colors. They are all the same. Guess I like those colors!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Just for Fun - SOLD

Just for Fun!
     12x12 Oil on Stretched Canvas
I do so hate having paint left on my palette and it ends up dry and hard. Especially when I pay $25 for a little  tiny tube of paint. I see $$ signs every time I put out even a little half pea size blob of paint to use. And some colors are just plain expensive, especially the cadmiums, but oh they are so nice!! So sometimes when I have some paint left over, I will just do something like this painting, just so it doesn't go to waste. It usually works well because the colors are already complimentary from using them on a single painting. I have a couple more of these that I may post later. It's fun too!!This painting is on gallery wrapped, stretched canvas, and finished on all sides and ready to hang. This is the kind of painting that is often displayed without a frame.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Tomato Sandwich Coming Up!! - SOLD

Tomato Sandwich Coming Up! 6x6 Oil on gesso board
This Painting is SOLD
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This shows the progression from the original still life set up to the finished painting.The original still life is the photo at the bottom, from which the painting was done.

Thank you Madeleine!! This painting is going to Sweden, so now I have gone international!! I hope you enjoy it!

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Monday, June 6, 2011

Rocky and Missy's World - COMISSIONED

Rocky and Missy's World
24x36 Oil on Stretched Canvas
This painting is SOLD
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This is a commission that has been at least a couple of months in the making. It has morphed so many times in trying to get it the way I wanted it to be.  My buyers, L.V. and Tamara pretty much left it up to me what to put in the painting. So this is truly an original for me. Tamara told me the colors she wanted, she said trees and a creek would be nice. So I just went with that and came up with this composition. L.V. and Tamara are having a beautiful new home built in Tennessee and will be moving in soon. I am so honored that they asked me to do a painting for their new home. I hope it will be just right for their colors and decor. They had already bought the frame they wanted so I took a photo of the painting with its new frame. I think it is perfect!
There is sort of a story with the painting. L.V came up with the idea. Not too long ago, Tamara's cat Rocky died, unexpectedly. Also, Tamara's step-dad passed away recently. He had had a Lhasa Apsa, Missy,  who was also recently deceased. So L.V. suggested putting the pets in the painting. You can enlarge the painting by clicking on it. If you will look at the end of the path toward the center left of the painting, you will see Rocky, the cat walking toward the cabin which is over the hillside. Beside Rocky is Missy, sitting and looking toward the cabin. I think there is some allegory here. You decide. I wanted them in the painting not as a focal point, but at the same time I feel like they are such a strong element of the painting. This really is "Rocky and Missy's World".

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Before Planting

8x8 inch oil on canvas board 
Available for $20 plus $5 shipping

I did this painting for two reasons ( I think they call it killing two birds with one stone).  One is for the Daily Paintworks weekly challenge. Been wanting to do that for some time and can't seem to get a round tuit. The subject is "The Outside Your Window Challenge". So this is the view outside our windows on the east side of our house. This is a closeup shot, as the field between us is really a lot larger than what is shown here.  This is the corn field in Ohio that I live by. (Excue bad grammer!) Only I think that this summer it will be a soy bean field. You can see this painting at  under the challenges. Anyone can do this challenge, if you are interested. The second reason for this painting is for an exercise with Nel, who is doing Prompts and Critiques for me this summer, using the Zorn Palette. This palette consists of Ivory Black, Yellow Orchre, Cadmium Red Light, White, and Cobalt Blue. I just learned about this today. It makes for some interesting colors and I think too, a rather harmonious effect, as Nel said. I am not listing a sale price yet. I am still doing some work on this one. Soon though!! Just wanted you to know I AM doing something! You can let me know if you are interested.

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