Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Fire and Ice


Fire and Ice
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 20"
Available at $40 plus $12 shipping.



I have to say that I'm a bit disappointed in my results. There are very few shapes here, except maybe the snow. The rest is line, line, line, and I thought it would be stunning, with the orange popping thru. And it took hours, with tiny brushes. I mean, it's lovely, but not stunning as I wanted. Hmmm. Goes to show, I guess.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Yellows of Fall

The Yellows of Fall
Oil on Wood Panel, 12" x 12"
Available at $10 plus $10 shipping.



This is another revision of an old autumn piece. I thought I'd post it while I'm working on another winter scene, which wants me to take my time. Here is how it looked in its last iteration. I didn't change much, except to add some light.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Winter Sunset with Snow

Winter Sunset with Snow
Oil on Wood Panel, 12" x 12"
Available at $45 plus $10 shipping.



A simple winter sunset with a reflecting stream and subtle colors.
The snowy landscapes continue. I'm not tired of them yet, but I'm certainly going through some white paint!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Snow Light

Snow Light
Oil on Wood Panel, 16" x 16"
Available at $75 plus $15 shipping.



There's quiet here in this one.
But it's sunny as well, so not as desolate as the recent paintings. More crisp.
I like the hard contrast of the very dark trees against the white and light blue.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Cold Winter Stream - SOLD

Cold Winter Stream
Oil on Wood Panel, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.



My Desolate Winter Places series takes a slight turn today with a bit of color pizzaz.
Gotta love these winter colors, even if you don't like the cold.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

A Winter Place - SOLD

A Winter Place
Oil on Wood Panel, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $45 plus $10 shipping.



Another desolate winter scene, but it has some quiet serenity. I am enjoying these almost monochromatic paintings. This one does have touches of pink in the sky and reflections, and some blue in the trees.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Winter Farm - SOLD

Winter Farm
Oil on Wood Panel, 6" x 8"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.



I am drawn this winter to desolate places and the feel of what happens with snow.
Just exploring some of this winterish mood.

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

The Orange Glow of January

The Orange Glow of January
Oil on Wood Panel, 12" x 16"
Available at $50 plus $10 shipping.



I wish that you could see this one in person. The photo does not do it justice, since the colors are so much richer IRL. The orange glow is much more evident. The pines are a nice rich deep, a lovely piece. (If you are a fan of winter paintings, that is.)

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Winter Dusk

Winter Dusk
Oil on Wood Panel, 6" x 8"
Available at $20 plus $10 shipping.



This is what the past few days have felt like, especially around 5:00 or so, at sunset.
Deep cold, done with a palette knife. Cleaning off some of the paint leftover on my palette, so I can justify fresh colors. I do like the mood of this little one.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Dried Chile Peppers - SOLD

Dried Chile Peppers
Oil on Gessoed MDF Board, 7" x 7"
SOLD at $15 plus $10 shipping.



Several chile peppers and their seeds, done as a prelude to a commission. A trial run.

Friday, January 05, 2018

Pines in the Snow - SOLD

Pines in the Snow
Oil on Gessoed MDF Board, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $40 plus $10 shipping.



Another snow painting, though today we have clean sunshine, winds and very cold temps here in Maryland. Well, okay, it's January.We just need to get thru it.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Fall Remembered

Fall Remembered
Oil on Wood Panel, 12" x 16"
Available at $40 plus $10 shipping.



I'm actually pretty happy with this one. I had a piece that I called "Wow! Color" and I always thought it had good bones, so pulled it out, got it on the easel and did some major revisions. I lightened the sky, got rid of most of the lime green, softened the contrast in the dirt road, brought the foliage in closer, added warmth, and gave some definition to the dark area on the right. Better, yes?
Here's how it used to look:


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Winter Silhouettes - SOLD

Winter Silhouettes
Oil on Wood Panel, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $50 plus $10 shipping.



Again, a piece using the beautiful winter colors, this time with more blues.
And tomorrow a new year. Off we go!
Wishing you all the happiest of New Years, blessings for 2018.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Clinging Leaves 2017 - SOLD

Clinging Leaves 2017
Oil on Wood Panel, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $40 plus $10 shipping.



Since I seem to wind up doing this one every winter, I might as well go ahead and make it a "tradition." And paint it again next year too. I just love the winter colors, if not the cold. I am counting, 15 more weeks until Spring.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Trees in the Snow - SOLD

Trees in the Snow
Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 12" x 12" x 1.5"
SOLD at $50 plus $10 shipping.



A bit of an abstract approach to some trees seen thru snow falling.
Which results in some haze, and faded trunk colors. Nice, isn't it?

This one is Gallery Wrapped, and is painted all around, top, sides and bottom.
No need for framing, ready to hang.

...and a second, like unto it, is this:

Trees in Snow 2, Done By Request
Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 12" x 12" x 1.5"
SOLD

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Winter Landscape

Winter Landscape
Oil on Wood Panel, 12" x 16"
Available at $40 plus $10 shipping.



A switch from the still life pieces, a simple winter landscape.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Golden Bosc Pears

Golden Bosc Pears
Oil on Wood Panel, 6" x 6"
Available at $12 plus $10 shipping.



Last of the pears for this old year's week.
I'm thinking about some winter landscapes next.
I hope that you all had a lovely and meaningful Christmas.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Two Bosc Pears

Two Bosc Pears
Oil on Wood Panel, 6" x 6"
Available at $12 plus $10 shipping.



Another crack at the lovely Bosc pears. They are actually a tricky color to capture.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Christmas Pears - SOLD

Christmas Pears
Oil on Wood Panel, 10" x 10"
SOLD at $25 plus $10 shipping.



Some pretty Bosc pears on a white cloth napkin.


Sunday, December 17, 2017

Lemon Sketch

Lemon Sketch
Oil on Wood Panel. 8" x 8"
Available at $24 plus $10 shipping.



I decided to try something new today: no overhead light on my easel. I always do like a dramatic lighting effect, but because I have a great light attached to the top of my easel, it generally doesn't happen. The up side is a much more dramatic painting, the down side is that I really could not see my actual painting all that well. Painting in the semi-dark. So, let's call it a sketch.
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