Saturday, December 7, 2013
Hi there, I did a few still life paintings using these little ornaments, it is challenging getting them to feel like the little reflective balls that they are. This is acrylic on a 8 x 10 canvas. We are hanging a show called "Winter" at Sinclair College the beginning of January and I plan to include this painting. Just a reminder that I will be at Whole Foods in Mason this Wednesday night from 6-8. I have a nice selection of small paintings that would make wonderful Christmas gifts, they start at $35. There is a wine tasting event going on during that time for $5 for anyone that is interested.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Hello, I just love painting tulips, you probably knew that, lol. This painting is a mix of many flowers but the tulips are the star of the show. This is acrylic on a 10" x 10" stretched canvas. This painting will be shown at Whole Foods in Mason next Wednesday the 11th from 6-8. Struggled to get a photo that really depicted the color. I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Friday, November 29, 2013
Hello Friends, This acrylic painting started out as a very traditional fine art painting. I had painted a green vase with salmon colored flowers in it. It was fine, just fine and kind of boring. So I thought what do I have to lose and painted this in my new style, letting the colors run and just having fun. I tweaked and tweaked and think I have it where I want it and I think it is pretty interesting now. I am open to suggestions for a title. This is a 8 x 10 and as you can see I have it in a black frame. Thanksgiving has come and gone and I have so much to be thankful for including you, the wonderful people that visit my blog. I hope you are having a wonderful day.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Hi there, Thanksgiving is almost here, gosh Christmas is next! This painting is acrylic on a 10" x 10" stretched canvas and I plan to frame this one. I will be taking this along to Whole Foods on December 11th along with a lot of small affordable ones. I guess this could be Lilacs too, it is whatever you want it to be. I am so enjoying my painting journey, more than ever. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Thanks for visiting me
Friday, November 22, 2013
Hello, I love red and purple together, such rich vibrant colors. This is another painting in my new style, this one is 10" x 10". It is so wonderful to find something new and exciting like this to spice things up. I have never hit a road block with painting as there are so many things I want to paint but this new style has me up at night, lol I hope you are enjoying your day.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Hello, I have been painting seriously for quite a few years now and I have concentrated mostly on fine art although as you may remember I do paint the occasional mixed media piece. I have decided at least for now to focus on doing what I enjoy the most and right now this is it. I painted this little 5 x 7 painting with Golden Fluid Acrylics and allowed them to roll around on the canvas and intermix with each other. I then added flowers working with a palette knife so it is kind of an abstract floral painting. I have painted maybe 10 in this style so far and I am having a ball. I am sure it isn't everyones taste but I love the color and juicy look of them, I am varnishing them in gloss varnish to bring that wet look back up. I will be participating in a event soon and will get them out in the public eye and hopefully get some feedback and maybe a few sales too. I feel like this style is more contemporary and may possibly appeal to a younger crowd? Who knows, I paint because I love it so but a few sales to keep you going is really nice. What do you think? Have a great day
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Hi there, I think some paintings go together like a puzzle. I always try to plan them out and I mostly paint from life. This painting started out with the vase of flowers and a couple of pumpkins, I painted it from a set up with my Monday group. I liked the flowers but wasn't feeling the pumpkins so I thought what would work well there. I have had this little teddy for years and have painted it before and thought lets try that. I am pretty happy with it and wanted your focus to be on the bear as I think it is. The only thing I would have changed if I had set this up to paint is I would have placed the bear in front of the flowers. This is acrylic on a 11 x 14 stretched canvas. Thank you so much for visiting me, I love your comments. Hugs