Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Throwback Mannequin - Oil Painting

Why Throwback Mannequin? Well, it reminds me of the 70's! Gold and Avocado Green.
Another gem found at the Goodwill store that I couldn't resist!

Throwback Mannequin
6 x 8 Oil on Canvas Panel

© 2016

Can be purchased at Auburn Valley Creative Arts Center


Saturday, September 17, 2016

Poppies Maybe - Oil Painting

Found the little brass pot at the Goodwill. It's one of my favorite places to scout for still life items. This composition is becoming one of my favorite formats. Enjoy!

Brassy Poppies
5 x 7 Oil on Canvas Panel
Purchase Price $49.01
© 2016
SOLD

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lazy Orchid Blooms - Oil Painting

One of those subjects that just seemed to call out "paint me like this." If you decide to frame it, a warm colored frame (not black) does the most justice to the colors in this painting. If not, a table top easel works too!

Lazy Orchid Blooms
8 x 6 Oil on Canvas Panel
Purchase Price $89.01
© 2016

Can be purchased at Auburn Valley Creative Arts Center

Monday, September 12, 2016

A Little Mantel Piece - Oil Painting

This was one of those subjects pulled from things just sitting around the house. The hydrangea do not  always dry in a way that is pleasing, but I found a few heads that should find their way into future paintings.

Hydrangeas in Copper
5 x 5 Oil on Canvas Panel
Starting Bid $39.01
© 2016

Can be purchased at Auburn Creative Arts Center

Monday, September 05, 2016

Indian Corn Oil Painting

Here is an Autumn Themed painting that is for sale on Daily Paintworks.

I usually start with pumpkins this time of year, but liked the idea of painting these colorful corn cobs.
Challenging to arrange the cobs for color and deciding how many kernels to paint!! Lots of fun!



Indian Corn
9 x 7 Oil on Canvas Panel


Saturday, April 30, 2016

Study in Grays and a Pop of Color

It seems like I am always looking for new affordable learning opportunities so I'm in my exploration mode and reading a lot as a source for inspiration. 

This painting was just one of those 'what ifs', and wanted to share it here on the blog. The 'what if' was using mixtures in black and white with a bit of color to see if it went dead or not.

I tested the printing on a flat notecard and the color in the background came out much more purplish, but okay for the price!

So now, I've been looking at it for several weeks trying to decide what to do with it. 

I like the neutrals with the intense red color for the visual interest, and will probably try a few more with a variety of intense color spots. 


Study in Gray and Red Berries
8" x 8", Oil on Stretched Canvas

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Stylized Portrait of Angel for Daughter


I actually painted this a few weeks ago, but didn't post because it was a surprise for my daughter. (Ahem... Once a Mom always a Mom.) 

My (adult) daughter lost her kitty last year around Christmas time, and I know how difficult it was for her. The little painting made her smile...

I started the idea back in January, and finally had to accept that my photo reference was not all it could have been for a black kitty with a white chest. It was taken in flat lighting, and I just couldn't get any descriptive details from it so I had to settle on a stylized version.


Angel 
5 x 7 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2015