Friday, February 25, 2011

The Arch II

"The Arch II"
11x14 Acrylic- Linen hardboard
Feb. 2011
Finally finished!  Could not get it just right.  Put it away for three weeks got it out and took a fresh look.  What was bothering me popped right up.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sunset and Boats

Sunset And Boats
11x14 Oil- Linen hardboard
Feb. 2011
This was done for a Wet Canvas Weekend Drawing Event. One of the challenges to this event was to use your non-dominate hand to paint with.  This piece was done with my right hand.  I'm one of those lefties. :-D
This was also the first time I have ever used a palette knife. You want to talk about lost!  The exercise made me concentrate not only on color but placement of paint on the canvas.   I am quite pleased with the outcome. The picture posted doesn't give justice to the shimmering water and the blues in the sky.

Hot Cove

Hot Cove is a bit a deviation for me from the realism that I enjoy painting.  It was fun to change up a bit from that style of painting.  Though not quite correct, if one considers the piece from a technical standpoint, it sure is pleasing to look at!  Love the mix of cool and warm colors.

8x10 Acrylic  February 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Autumn At The Lake

One of the first study pieces I ever attempted  was for a Wet Canvas Landscape Challenge. I revisited the piece 5 months ago and decided to paint what I envisioned from the study.
Autumn At The Lake18x20 Acrylic with linen frame.

Monday, February 14, 2011

My first show- Artist's of The Rust Belt

The show was held at B&O Station.   I sold a few painting and met lots of really nice people.  Here are some of the paintings that I had with me.
Mountain Reflection
11x14 Oil- Hardboard
Field of Autumn
9x11 Acrylic- Mounted paper canvas
Misty Morn
11x14 Oil- Hardboard$
Sunflowers In A Copper Pot
11x14 Oil
Tennessee Foot Hills
8x12 Oil- Hardboard
Rocky The Rhino
11x14 Oil- hardboard
Here Kitty, Kitty
5x7 Acrylic

  I am just discovering watercolors and have been a bit shy in really doing them.The two watercolors posted here were done for a artists trading card project.  I loved the little ones so much I painted them in a larger format 11x14.  Both have been sold.

The Garden

The Garden  Oil, 11x14

Done on hardboard panel.  Loved the play of light on the foliage and flowers.

The Arch

The Arch
9x12 Oil- Linen Hardboard
"The Arch" Was one of my first paintings where many different elements of technique came together with excellent results.  I loved the reference photo and plan to do a larger version in the future.