Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Saturday, December 6, 2014
I uploaded a few images to FineArt America tonight, you can order prints or cards using my images but I haven't figured it out completely. I ordered some cards to check out the quality of them, I'll let you know.
Also just a reminder that I have a collection of paintings on my website for only $50, the link is to your right.
So great to see you
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Hi Everyone, I actually did a bit of Christmas shopping today, seems to come quicker each year.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Hi there! Sorry I haven't posted the last few weeks, we just came from back from a stay in Siesta Key. So great to get away from the cold, I'll have to hang onto those warm memories to get me through our long winter.
This little painting is a 5" x 7" canvas painted in oils. I picked up this grapefruit in back of our condo in Siesta Key and these little orange fruits looked just like oranges to me though tiny. Painting the leaves was the most fun. Do you know what the tiny little orange fruits are?
Saturday, November 1, 2014
Hello friends! All of these are little 6" x 8" oil paintings. I recently bought a case of gold frames this size so I've been setting up some still lifes to paint. Time to buy more fresh flowers, it really excites me to paint real flowers.
In a few weeks I plan to run a sale on my website, I'll let you know.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Last week I painted 5 paintings with daisies and yellow mums until they died. I bought some sunflowers and have done three paintings using them and this is one of those. I am having a ball painting with fresh flowers instead of silk.
This is oil on a 8" x 10" panel.
So nice of you to check in on me. 😄
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Hi Friends, my birthday was Monday and my sister brought me a bouquet of flowers. I took some Tuesday when I painted with my group and painted this, oil on a 8" x 10" canvas. I have done two more paintings since using these flowers and different vases. I have lots of wonderful silks but the real thing is the way to go, lesson learned. I'll be buying fresh flowers when I can.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
Hi there! I just completed this, I set this up and painted from life. This is oil on a 16" x 20" canvas. I paint a lot of dark backgrounds but felt like I wanted to lighten things up. I think I'm pretty happy with this but I'm at the "lookin at it stage" hehe.
Monday, October 6, 2014
This oil painting measures 8" x 10" , painted from a reference photo I took this summer.
I paint with two different groups and we critique in both. Critiques can be so helpful as we don't always see things with our little faces up against our canvases. Anyway I took this for one of the group critiques and I had painted trees behind the cows and it just wasn't working for me. I had brushed them out and at that point I had a dirty looking sky behind the cows. One of the people in my group suggested I just paint in some clean sky color at the top and nothing else. I like the very subtle suggestion of trees in the background now. After all of this yapping I just wanted to say to get in on a group critique if possible or find someone who's work you respect and ask them. They may come up with something you wouldn't consider doing on your own.
Available on my website, link is to your right.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Hi there! I recently purchased a few Langnickle brushes and I love them. I set up this still life to try out my new brushes. They are soft and I thinned my paints a bit. I love the soft edges I get with these brushes. I have heard Rosemary brushes are wonderful also, I plan to try a few of those eventually too.
This painting is oil on a 8" x 10" canvas and is available on my website, the link is to the right.
So nice of you to visit.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
The little sheep painting and wren are available on my website, the link is to the right.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
This painting was painted for a competition a while back called "Self". I thought it was funny and said something about my personality as I like things organized. This is acrylic on a 11" x 14" stretched canvas. It is available on my website for $175 , the link is to the right.
Friday, August 29, 2014
Monday, August 25, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Hi there! Painted this one last week I think, giving it some time to dry. This is oil on a 11" x 14" stretched canvas and it is available on my website. The link is to the right, having some issues linking it from my ipad.
I love old houses and barns, bet you knew that. :-)
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Hi there, I have been updating my new website and adding paintings. I'm excited and it feels good to get a bit more organized. This little painting of baby shoes is available on my site. It comes framed in this custom wood black frame. Check out my website and I always appreciate feedback.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY
My New Website
Friday, August 15, 2014
I wanted to announce that I set up a new website today. I have added several paintings but will continue to improve it. Please check it out and let me know what you think. I love my blog and try to post a couple of times a week but I needed someplace where you could look at a large body of work and purchase things. So wish me luck, hoping it's a good move. BarbaraPaskFineArt
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
As you can see I changed the background color of the last painting I posted. I just felt everything was too cold and it needed more color. Backgrounds are always challenging and once I posted it I thought "it's just not pretty" So what do you think? Improved? Should I head back to the easel? Painting is so hard, lol. I love it and the challenging part of it keeps me coming back.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
Friday, July 18, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
I had such a great day today! I went to Waynesville Ohio and competed in a Quick Draw. We had three hours and you can draw or paint. I chose to paint and completed a 8" x 10" in two hours. Sometimes I think it's best to quick early and chance picking it to death just because you have time. I framed my very wet oil painting and set it on my easel. I won! Feels so great to be coming home a winner. It's up and down with this painting life, something good happens and then rejection. Today's a wonderful day!
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Hi there, sorry I haven't posted in a while but I have been very busy. I have a few paintings that aren't quite finished, I did a plein air event this past weekend and other assorted things.
I did this today, I had the urge to play around with a palette knife. I normally use the palette knife a bit for most of my paintings but this one was all palette knife and I smoothed the background out a bit with a brush. This is oil on a 8" x 10" stretched canvas. Sorry it's a bit blurry.
Friday, June 13, 2014
Hello Friends! Tonight I looked out on my deck and the setting sun was hitting a pot of red geraniums. I had this urge to try and catch that wonderful glow hitting the edge of the blooms. My hubby laughed as I ran through the house collecting my painting gear. I set up on the deck and captured this in maybe twenty minutes. This is oil on a 8" x 10" stretched canvas. How'd I do?
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Hi, I painted outside today with The Brush
Thanks for visiting
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Hi there, I painted these two little paintings yesterday, both are acrylic on 4" x 4" stretched canvases. The last two little wrens I painted sold pretty quick. Someone brought the little purple irises yesterday and they were painted pretty quickly but I like the freshness of it.
Painted outside again today, it didn't survive, lol. Doesn't bother me much if a painting doesn't work, that's just part of it. Scraped off the heavier paint and I will paint over it.
Thank you for visiting!Wren is Sold
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Hello, I recently purchased this frame and because of the unusual size I had my hubby cut me a panel for it. I needed the canvas to measure 6" x 18" and that sure isn't a standard size. I originally thought maybe a landscape or a row of pears but then I decided to turn it vertically and paint Hollyhocks. This is oil with some nice texture in there. I have an art in the garden event in August so I think flower paintings should do well there?
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Hi Friends, since my workshop I have been working in oils and really enjoying them. I plan to purchase another palette box for acrylics so I am ready to go with either one. I enjoy both and both have their advantages. I know some people do a under painting in acrylics and then add oil over that. I can understand doing that because you can adjust the acrylics so quickly and figure out exactly where you want to go. You get muddy colors if you start changing things with the oils.
This is oil on a 10" x 10" stretched canvas. I started this one with a value painting and then let it dry, my intention was to glaze over that. It worked really well for the jar but I ended up painting in the flowers and background though.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
We painted outside yesterday and I really enjoyed it. I tried to use a lot of the techniques from my workshop last weekend. I sketched out my subject, figured out my values, sketched my composition on my canvas and pre-mixed my colors. Trying to slow down and really think things out.
The yellow field really drew me in and it was such fun to paint. This is oil on a 8 x 10 RayMar panel. I love the RayMar panels, they are museum quality, lightweight and I have one of their panel carriers so it's easy to get my wet paintings home.
See you soon
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Hi there! Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there, it's a beautiful day here.
This pink Hibiscus was painted a few weeks ago, it is acrylic on a 8" x 10" stretched canvas. Sorry I didn't get it squared up in my photo so I couldn't crop it close enough.
I have a question, if you follow my blog or have your email address entered in my Google Group box do you receive my posts by email? I assumed my posts were going out by email but not sure that is happening. Fellow bloggers, do you have that option on your blog? If so what do you use to make that happen? I am planning to give away a small painting soon but I want the benefit of knowing people are signing up to receive my posts. Thanks in advance for any help you might offer.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Monday I painted with Arts Aliance Painters and Tuesday I went to Ky. To paint outside with The Brush and Palette Painters. Whew I'm busy, ain't life great!
So good of you to visit, thank you!
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Hi there, this ballerina was fun to paint, painted in acrylics on a 11" x 14" stretched canvas. I started out with my very wet background and placed the skirt into that. Once that was dry I painted in her torso and head. I think it is finished but I will look at it for a while. I even added some metallic paint in the wet background.
My show this weekend was great. It was not well attended but I met some wonderful people and had nice sales, thank you to those that attended.
This Friday night I have an opening in Evendale Ohio, the opening is always well attended.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Hello there! I painted this recently from a set up. It is always a fun challenge to paint white. I used the Golden Opens, these are acrylic paints that dry much slower. I like to change things up. They seem a little stickier than say oils but you can blend them better than regular acrylics. If you squirt out a puddle of the Golden Opens and let them sit out they would stay wet a couple of days. This is painted on a 8" x 10" canvas.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Thank you so much for checking out my new workAvailable at Gallery 42 in Mason Ohio.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Hi, Spring is here at last and I love it! This painting is available through paypal with a buy now option. This charming little painting is painted on a 8" x 10" stretched canvas and framed in a 3" wood frame. The finish is called Bronze, it is a light stained color. This painting framed is $175 and $10 shipping only within the continental US. Email me with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org Enjoy your day