Monday, July 18, 2016

Commission for Becky

The photo below is from the first posting of this painting. It has been sitting on my easel for a couple of weeks now, staring at me. This is a good thing as it gives me time to look at the painting casually as I go through my day. I realized that I did not have a reflection of the seagull, so have added that and also did some adjusting to some areas that were bothering me. Also, this is a better photo than the one below. I THINK I am calling it finished.

Oil on stretched canvas
40 x 30 x 2 inches
Finished on all sides

This is why I have not posted in a while. I have been working on this large painting and it is one that is a change from my usual subject matter, so it has been a learning experience for me. It will be sitting on my easel in line of sight in my main living area, so I will be looking at it and likely get the urge to do some tweaking on it.
This was painted from a photograph. The setting is the east coast in North Carolina. 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Purple Trees

Purple Trees
24 x 18
Finished on all sides
Acrylic on stretched canavas
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Carrie and I went to a painting workshop together and this is the painting that we did. It is done in acrylics. I do mostly oils so this was some practice in acrylics and also a reminder of why I prefer oils. Painters will know, but if you are unaware what they say about acrylics - "The good thing about acrylics is that they dry fast. The bad thing about acrylics is that they dry fast". :-/
This painting is available at this time, as is. OR in a while I plan to "edit" it with some oils, after I finish a commission that I am working on now. 

Friday, March 25, 2016

Snow and Fire

Snow and Fire
12 x 9 x 1/8 Inches
Oil on Board
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The two things that I love to paint the most would be snow and bare trees. Snow gives me such a warm fuzzy feeling and this painting shows that very well. 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Chickadee Spring

Chickadee Spring
9 x 9 x 1/8 Inches
Oil on Canvas Board
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     Other than some tiny accent birds, this is my first real bird painting. My daughter Carrie picked out this painting for us to do. That would be Carrie, four of the kids and me. Sue was with us also. We do painting for some of their schooling. Three of the kids that did this one were pretty new. One has been a regular and she has made very good progress. it is interesting to see the different styles that each person has.

   Below are all of the groups paintings together, except Sue. She had to leave and we didn't get a picture of hers, but she did a very good job!

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Eleven Seagulls

Eleven Seagulls
Oil on Stretched Canvas
14 x 11
Spoken For

"You are your own worst critic" is a truism. People often look at a painting and say "I don't know how you do that". Well, it isn't always easy, for me at least and I hear the same from even great artists. For example, this painting started out with a bluer ocean but then it became blue green. I think I did five different skies before settling on this one. I am new to painting oceans and water scenes so it is a real learning process for me. Speaking of that, my next commissioned painting is a large ocean scene. I hope to get started on it soon.

Monday, March 7, 2016

For Debi - Comission

Oil on stretched canvas
12 x 24 inches
Commission for Debi

Debi, would you like to give your painting a title? I think there are endless possibilities. Please let me know and I will add it to the header. 

Saturday, March 5, 2016

For Debi - Commission

                                                                       For Debi
                                                                   18 x 36 inches
                                                           Oil on Stretched Canvas
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