Monday, April 30, 2012

Pink Country Rose

Did I mention that I'd be painting more roses? Well this one has a little different personality from the traditional rose. Lots of soft varied petals. Honestly do not know the official name, but it reminded me of the country.

Painted with a mongoose extra long egbert brush... hope you like it.


SOLD

Pink Country Rose
6 x 6 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2012

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Painting Small Images

The answer may seem obvious why I paint small images -

When I first began painting, the instructor started me with still life on very large canvases, usually 16 x 20. I painted in black and white for 6 months! When I finally understood value, I was able to paint in color. It never bothered me to paint this way until I found it taking a long time to finish something. I worked full time and was raising my children... not much time left for painting.

When I started doing smaller studies, I found a new energy to paint more and improve my skills and it seemed to go a little faster - exploring color harmonies and use of tools was more easily understood. I also knew this would be a great way to prepare for larger images.

I've discovered that these small images are very very popular - people love to give them as gifts. They are very affordable and bring a little bit of original hand made art into the home.

- the results are gratifying.


Cup o' Rouge
6 x 8 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2010

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Peach Rose Still Life

Painting roses, use to scare me and stop me in my tracks, but I persevered and enjoy working with them as painting subject. Flower portraits are especially nice because I can concentrate on the unique nature of each bloom. Roses, roses, roses.... more on the way!

Peach Rose - SOLD
6 x 6 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Floater Frames


Learned about Floater Frames that are really perfect for small paintings on Canvas Panels. Lots of styles available too. Here's are the links to some suppliers of these great finds:



King of Frame

Metro Frame

Franken Frames

Friday, April 20, 2012

Posies in Green Glass Vase - Still Life

Found these little 'posies' in a flower bed. I don't know what they are called in the land of botany, but decided to paint them because they are so unusual looking.

4/27 Update: Someone must have recognized these and it was today that I learned they are called Hellebores. There are many species and all very lovely - good for most any condition as long as they have some shade. AMAZING little posies... hope to paint more in the future.


Posies in Green Glass Vase - SOLD
6 x 8 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2012

Cabin Road Landscape


Cabin Road Landscape - SOLD
8 x 10 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2012

Golden Roses Still Life

I am having fun with roses - more on the way. 


Golden Roses Still Life - SOLD
6 x 8 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2012

Mud Mountain Landscape

This little painting was done from photo - the location is is in Enumclaw, and a favorite for trail riding.


Mud Mountain Landscape - SOLD
6 x 8 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2012

White Rose Portriat - SOLD

Today I spent some time catching up on posting images to my blog. My bad for taking so long to do this, but life has a way of distracting me from my to do list.

I decided that since I've been having some good results on ebay, I should take it all to heart and be more consistent by posting the images that have sold! I mean I am thrilled beyond words. Enough said...


White Rose Portrait - SOLD
6 x 6 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2012

Peonies & Ginger Jar - SOLD

This little painting was done with very warm tones for an Asian setting.

Peonies and Ginger Jar - SOLD
6 x 8 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2012


 A black frame with a gold inside trim sets it off nicely for Asian decor.

 

Blue Poppies - SOLD

This was just a spontaneous little sketch I decided to do one rainy day. I wanted to try out a new brush, and it worked well with the forms in the poppies.


Blue Poppies Still Life - SOLD
6 x 8 Oil on Canvas
© 2012

Three Small Still Life Studies

Still Life was the first subjects when I began learning to paint. I absolutely love it. It is pulling together objects that bring about a sense of harmony - a place to view - and feel balanced at lease for a few moments.

 
Heart Canister, Grapes and Sunflowers - SOLD
6 x 6 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2012


Daffodils RJ Study - SOLD
6 x 8 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2012



Mums RJ Study - SOLD
6 x 8 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2012

Three Small Landscapes with Buildings

It is always fun to make these small studies in preparation for larger images. When they are too nice to toss away, they are available for purchase usually on ebay.






Golfing Shed - SOLD
6 x 6 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2011



Run In Shed - SOLD
6 x 6 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2011
 


Yellow Barn Roof - SOLD
6 x 6 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2011

Little Creek Landscape - SOLD

Sometimes I just love to look and find little spaces full of peaceful presence.

Little Creek Landscape - SOLD
6 x 8 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2011

Trees Studies

Three Golden Trees - SOLD
6 x 8 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2011




Green Apple Tree - SOLD
6 x 6 Oil on Canvas Panel
© 2011

Pink Blossom Tree - SOLD

Pink Blossom Tree
6x6 Canvas Panel
© 2011
Sunny day painting with friends at the Enumclaw Golf Course.