Thursday, October 29, 2015

Glow: First Studies in Oil

I recently discovered the beautiful work of Karen O'Neil. My favorites are her paintings that glow. This little study was inspired by her citrus slices. I learned (under the last layer seen) that the best background colors must not distract from the clean "lit" high intensity areas to achieve the best effect.

I then set up backlit orange and lemon pieces and worked on a different background choice.

Backlighting causes a bright area of reflected color on the tablecloth. Again, many layers of colors were scraped on and off the background here. I can feel a series coming to work this out!

I added the Pay Pal Button for 2016 calendars. If you would rather a different way to reserve/pay for yours, let me know. I am happy to report that they are already finding new homes. THANK YOU!

Monday, October 26, 2015

2016 Calendar is in the works

2016 calendar is printing now. It will be $29.95.
NC state tax added will make it: $31.31 for NC residents. Shipping/Handling to US by Priority Mail: $7.15: total $37.10 if out of state
or $38.46 if shipped to an NC resident

I will work on a Pay Pal Button to add to this post.
I can send a customized Pay Pal button by e mail if you send your e mail address to discount for shipping to single addresses, or you can reserve a calendar and bring a check when you pick yours up.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Last Zinnias

Last Zinnias/ oil on board/ 8 x 8/

These are the last zinnias (and cosmos) from my garden this year and I just had to try and paint them between commissions.

I am also working on creating a calendar for 2016...details soon