Saturday, May 31, 2014
Watercolor allows for the translucency and delicate light passages through the irises standards. This is contrasted with the velvet shine of the falls.
This is a large painting 15" x 22" and would be a challenge to ship.
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
|Blue jay Sketch/ watercolor/ 6 x 7/ $ 75|
Here is a little painting of a blue jay on rough 140 lb paper. This paper is wonderful for dry brush texture. It lifts fairly well to white but is a challenge to get smooth color transitions.
I have also played with some opaque watercolors: in particular Holbein jaune brilliant, and Schmincke Naples Yellow and Naples Yellow Red. These make wonderful creamy neutral colors when mixed with cobalt or indanthrone blue. An example can be seen behind the jay.
Buy this here
Friday, May 16, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
|Iris Study/ oil on canvas board/ 6 x 8/ $100|
You can purchase this painting here
Sunday, May 11, 2014
|Bluebird/ oil on board/ 5 x7/ $100|
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Yesterday many people had questions about framing or displaying the small boards.
An inexpensive way to hang these boards is to purchase small stretcher frames from French Frames (link) and proceed as described here. To frame them even as small as 4" x 4" a variety of either float frames or edge to edge frames are available at Daily Painters Frames (link). If you have several small paintings, you can use a single color frame (e.g. black) and make a beautiful grouping.
Monday, May 5, 2014
I am bringing small things so local people can see them in person. I will have a sign-up book for an upcoming "arty" newsletter (things like framing options for small paintings, how to group little paintings for a large impact).
If you are interested and can't sign up, e mail me and I'll add you to me list.
I plan to send something informative monthly by e mail.