Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Little Pig (who is glad he is not a Turkey)

Little Pig/ oil on gesso board/ 6 x 6/ SOLD

I have been experimenting with layering thicker paint to achieve more texture. and mingling colors. Animals seem to be good subjects to try this with.

I am also painting over an under color. This one was black flat acrylic paint. If you look closely, you can see small pieces of black peeking out.

I am continuing to work on revising my blog for 2017. ..

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Gold Leaf Watercolors

Gold Duck/ watercolor and gold leaf/ 7 x 6
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This morning, I reworked some little gold leaf watercolors that needed just a little more value. Here they are: just in time for the holidays!

They look great as a collection. Which is your favorite?

Gold Egret/ watercolor and gold leaf/ 6 x 8.5
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Gold Rabbit/ watercolor and gold leaf/ 6.25 x 6.5
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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Christmas Angels

Christmas Angel Blues/ oil on panel, 7 x 5/ SOLD

The second (the first was not a "keeper") in a series of "mud faced" angels. Camille Przewodek describes simplifying her beautiful painted faces as "mud faces". When I went recently to buy birthday cards at Hallmark, I found these beautiful simple "mud-faced" figurines. Their wings are a wire ribbon arrangement. However, they gave me the idea of posing them, re dressing them and adding holiday poinsettia or holly while playing with color.

Christmas Angel Reds/ oil on panel/ 7 x 5/ SOLD

This is the third one.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Special Holiday Priced Studies

Apple Study #1/ 4 x 4/ oil on gessobord/
will be shipped in a Priority Flat rate envelope

I have a class this weekend of relatively new painters. To help with the expense of supplies, we are working with a limited number of paints. To be as familiar as possible (this week) with these paints, I did a series of small paintings. I also worked on limiting the number of brushstrokes. I used on each study. The galleries where I sell most of my work, prefers larger paintings. Therefore, I painted  4 x 4 boards that I have currently. I am offering these little paintings at what might be an attractive price for a holiday gift.  This is only an online or pickup sale and will be available only until Thanksgiving.
Apple Study #2/ 4 x 4/ see above

Grapefruit Study/ 4 x 4/ see above