Thursday, April 26, 2018

Deep Pink on Pink

Deep Pink on Pink
Oil on Hard Board, 8" x 8"
Available at $25 plus $10 shipping.

This is a happy one, even though the tulip color got away from me a little.
OK. It's an oddball color, but it's still a happy painting. The background is a soft pink.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Red Tulips - SOLD

Red Tulips
Oil on Hardboard, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

Downtown at one of the banks, I love the red tulips set against dark mulch in the landscaping right now, I have to stop and gaze every time I go past. Soooo pretty!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Path with Blooming Tree - SOLD

Path with Blooming Tree
Oil on Hardboard, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

I liked the bones of this one, and since it's grey and overcast today, I am more settled to be indoors working. So I took some time to finesse this little guy. I went at it with a palette knife. MUCH better!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Blooming Tree Sketch - NA

Blooming Tree Sketch
Oil on Hard Board, 8" x 8"
Not Available, Revised on 4.24.18

It's Earth Day, and it's just gorgeous outside. I really want to go out and dig in the dirt!
So instead of a "real" painting, you get a quick sketch today. (So I can go play!) The reference photo is lovely, and deserves a more attention, so I should probably do this one justice sometime.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Last of the Magnolias - SOLD

Last of the Magnolias
Oil on Hardboard, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $30 plus $10 shipping.

The magnolias here in Chestertown are mostly old, majestic and large. They have been spectacular this Spring, they must like cooler Spring weather (since it has been so far.) They are all but done now, the hefty looking petals all over the ground. I really have enjoyed them.

Friday, April 20, 2018

The Greens of Spring - SOLD

The Greens of Spring
Oil on Wood Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $30 plus $10 shipping.

This one was just delicious to paint, all these wonderful greens. Like Spring, where it's so lovely to watch everything greening up, and the sweet new bright greens you see at this time of year. I'm sure you'll see this one again, it was just plain fun to paint.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Lemons on Blue Plate

Lemons on Blue Plate
Oils on Cradled Gessobord, 8" x 8" x 1"
Available at $25 plus $10 shipping.

One inch cradle to the wall.

This one was just a BEAR to paint. Sadly, I realized about half way thru that I should have reserved this Cradle Board for a landscape, since earlier I had coated it with orange tinted gesso and it was still really smooth. Like painting on glass, with the added problem of the orange underneath. Yikes! My paint kept slipping and sliding around, so I had to go fairly thick, which is not how I like to do still life. Oh, well, it's done now. Painted all around the edges, so no frame is needed.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Tomato Play - SOLD

Oil on Hardboard, 8" x 8"
Tomatoes Connected
Oil on Hardboard, 6" x 6"

It was a day for playing with little tomato paintings.
Such wonderful color to work with.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Flowering Tree - SOLD

Flowering Tree
Oil on Hardboard, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.

I've got to do at least one blooming tree portrait for Spring.  
This one looks a little more lavender than the painting actually is. I mean, it is pink/magenta, but not this purple. There may be more, they really are fun to paint.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Neighborhood Daffodils - SOLD

Neighborhood Daffodils
Oil on Hardboard, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $45 plus $10 shipping.

This one was crazy to paint, all those little leaves.  
I did it from some photos of one of the neighborhood front gardens in our neighborhood. 
Lots of daffodils!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Color Dance

Color Dance
Oil on Hardboard, 12" x 16"
Available at $35 plus $10 shipping

Every once in awhile, it's fun to take an old painting, and give it a second look. See what is disconcerting about it maybe, or what could be improved. In this case, the painting felt closed in somehow, so I tried "opening" it up, and adding more space. The path also stopped fairly abruptly, with little visual explanation. Below is how it looked before:

Sunday, April 08, 2018

Cherry Blossoms Take Two - SOLD

Cherry Blossoms, Take Two
Oil on Hardboard, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

So a little experiment: I put yesterday's painting away, and didn't refer to it at all, while working on a second painting from the same reference. Interesting the differences.

Saturday, April 07, 2018

Cherry Blossoms - SOLD

Cherry Blossoms
Oil on Hard Board, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

I'm not sure if these are actually cherry blossoms, but I'm guessing that's familiar. They might be apricot or pear too, something like that. But painted loose and impressionistic.

Thursday, April 05, 2018

Magnolia Surround - SOLD

Magnolia Surround
Oil on Gessoed MDF Board, 16" x 16"
SOLD at $95 plus $15 shipping

This one is large, and has some presence. It took me three days to paint. I kept getting lost in the photo reference, what goes where? I simplified things considerably, and I'm happy with the results. The idea is that you are standing right in front of (or inside) a blooming magnolia.

Sunday, April 01, 2018

Welcome Spring!

Welcome Spring!
Oil on Gessoed MDF Board, 11" x 14"
Available at $40 plus $10 shipping.

Yesterday I gessoed up some of my bigger boards, so I could get back into some landscapes. I do like the little still life work, but every once in awhile, a landscape is what you want to paint. Celebrating Easter, April and the arrival of real Spring weather. A lovely hillside of basking beauties.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Simple Apple - SOLD

Simple Apple
Oil on Gessoed MDF Board, 6" x 6"
SOLD at $15 plus $10 shipping.

Today was a day for peripherals; washing brushes, gessoing boards, varnishing sold paintings, making tapioca from scratch, researching some Spring landscapes, ....and housekeeping, you know the drill. But I did want to do something quick and easy, so here's an apple.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Couple of Onions - SOLD

Couple of Onions
Oil on Gessoed MDF Board, 5" x 7"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.

The red onion sprouted while it was in the refridge, but I kind of like that touch of green.
The big yellow onion you've seen before. A quiet subject for a quiet Good Friday afternoon.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Three Peppers Diptych - SOLD

Three Peppers Diptych
Oil on Two MDF Panels, 6" x 12" total
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

Here is what this one looks like separated:

You could frame them as two, side by side. Or frame them as one, however you like.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Light Catchers, Revised - SOLD

Fall Panorama (Light Catchers, Revised)
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 20"
SOLD at $45 plus $10 shipping.

This one was originally well received, but I had it priced high, and I always thought that the lighting was a little confusing. Where was the sun, anyway? See below, this is how it looked before.

So I changed the direction of the light, and adjusted some of the foliage to make it clear. Did I make it better? I think so, but I'm not sure.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Green Bowl with Peppers - SOLD

Green Bowl with Peppers
Oil on Gessoed MDF Board, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.

One more go around with the peppers, this time in a bowl.
Bowls are terrifically hard to paint, but I think I got close with this one.
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