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Friday, November 29, 2013

Big Changes

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

Red & Purple

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

Golden Fluid Acrylics

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

Teddy & Blooms

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

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Early Winter Sky

Hi Everyone, Recently while traveling near here I took the reference photo for this painting. I thought the title suited it perfectly, one of those powerful skies and you can tell winter is approaching. The grass glowed catching just a bit of sunlight. This is acrylic on a 11 x 14 stretched canvas, a standard size to frame. I am offering this with a buy now option through Paypal for $85 and $5 shipping only within the continental US. I am busy working on competition pieces and other things but there might still be time for a commission of your pet or home, email me if that might interest you at barbarapask@zoomtown.com
Have a wonderful day friends.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Painting for Holiday Card Show?

Hi there, For the last several years I have entered paintings in a competition for a holiday card show. Representative Pete Beck chooses a painting to be his image for his holiday cards and the painting hangs in his office. Two years ago I won and was thrilled, such an honor. We can submit 3 paintings and this may be one of the 3 I submit this year. I will paint until I run out of time and choose when it gets closer, the reception is December 2nd. This is acrylic on a 11" x 14" stretched canvas. I read a wonderful quote today by Winston Churchhill that I thought really described the life of an artist. "In order to be happy you need to find a task that requires perfection, is impossible to achieve and spend the rest of your life trying to achieve it". Thank you for checking in on me. Hugs