Thursday, September 29, 2011
Hi there, Here are all of the completed 6 x 6 Raymar panels. I took them up to the studio today and hung my display for next Friday night when I am the Featured artist. Raymar panels are a pleasure to paint on, I use smooth cotton. I also have one of their wet canvas carriers, check them out if you aren't familiar with them. A hint, if you order them on a holiday they offer free shipping.
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Sunday, September 25, 2011
Hello, I have been working on this one on and off, not sure if I am finished or not. She has went from an image of a gal dressed for the Renaissance festival with her hair hanging down to a ballerina with her hair up. The background was very dark and now as you can see it has shades of purples and greens. I faced her away and I want to leave it up to the viewer as to what is going on. Is she ready to dance, has she just finished dancing, is she tired or unhappy or deep in thought? What do you think? Think she needs more work? This is oil on a 11 x 14 stretched canvas. If you are an artist you know how paintings evolve, part of the fun isn't it?
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Thursday, September 22, 2011
Hello, This 6 x6 was painted with an image from WetCanvas. I cropped it to fit on this square format. I think I am up to about 14 or so of these Raymar panels, I will be offering them with a table top easel.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Hi, Well it was a long weekend. I spent Saturday morning accepting the paintings for the Festival and then several of us hung all of the paintings. Sunday I was there all day volunteering. I didn't win anything but had a great time visiting with folks. I rarely agree with the judges choices, unless they choose mine of course, lol. I know that some people that do not paint still have a good eye however I think the judge needs to appreciate the process of how you take a blank canvas and take it to a finished painting. They also need to understand good composition, value, edges etc. There! I'm done complaining, lol.
This painting was done looking at one of my reference photos, I'm not exactly sure where this house is. Someplace in Ohio while we were out and about. This is oil on a 6 x 6 Raymar panel.
Once I get through a few events I will be offering these little paintings on here or possibly Ebay.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
Hello, I hope you are having a wonderful day! It's a bit cooler than normal here but the weekend is supposed to be great and I'm grateful for that.
I painted this from a set up, first time I have tried to paint this pot. The geraniums are silk, I paint from silk flowers a lot. Michael's Arts & Crafts has wonderful flowers and fantastic fake fruit. This is oil and this is one of the paintings I will be hanging in the studio for the month of October when I am the Featured Artist. The frame is from Dick Blick, their 3" plein air frame.
I have been trying to post better photos of my work, still struggling. I adjust settings and try to get it to the point that it is depicting my painting pretty close.
See you soon~thank you so much for stopping by
Monday, September 12, 2011
Hi! Another boat painting for your viewing pleasure, lol. This image was a combination of a photo from Wetcanvas and some other things. The boat actually came from one photo but I completely changed the background. This is oil on a 6 x 6 Raymar panel.
Getting ready for our local art festival this weekend. I have 2 paintings entered into the juried section of the City Gallery and my painting group will have a display there also. Saturday I will be there most of the day, accepting art and then hanging all of the art. Sunday I volunteer to spend the day there during the festival, watching the art and doing exciting things like stocking paper products in the restrooms.
Have a great day!
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Friday, September 9, 2011
Hi! This was fun to paint, I added lots of texture with a palette knife at then end to suggest hair. Sheep and goats have creepy eyes don't they? lol I had those yellow eyes painted in with those horizontal pupils and then I decided to darken the eyes and just suggest them, I like them better. This is oil on a 6 x 6 Raymar panel.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Hello there, Another one of my tiny paintings. I don't know who painted the original painting of this though I know it is very old. Do you know who the artist is? It isn't an exact copy, I just looked at the original and sketched it on and went from there. At one point I was pretty sure I wanted to paint portraits but I don't feel that way now but every now and then I get the urge to paint a face. Sometimes it's the face of a sheep or rabbit, lol.
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Sunday, September 4, 2011
Hi there! This is another one of my 6 x 6 paintings. I enjoyed doing boats so much that I tried it again. Are these called dinghys? Not sure, I love those little red floats hanging on them. Recently we visited a lake near here and they had an area off to the side where they stored boats. I found it so interesting, most of them had been there for years, kind of sad. It was like a boat graveyard, no one loved them anymore. I find I like sailboats and old fishing boats, the sailboats have an elegance to them and the old fishing boats have so much history to them.
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