Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sissie, Maltese, pet portrait

"Sissie"
9 x 12 inches
Acrylic on canvas
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I have been working on this little girl for a few weeks. I love her big dark eyes against all that soft white fur! This was quite a challenge, as shadows in white fur often look to dark or too light, hard to get the right balance. I am very happy with the outcome.
Happy New Year!!!!!!



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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Best of Winter Too



"Best of Winter Too"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
(ready to frame)
$700.00

Icy, foggy, and cold. Frosted trees, and rushing water . . .


MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!


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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Evening Grace, great egret, wildlife art

"Evening Grace"
5 x 7 inches
Acrylic on hardboard

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This palette knife painting is full of thick texture and bold color! I used a brush to paint the great white egret.
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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Ironwood, palette knife, study of an old tree



"Ironwood"
6 x 6 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
ready to frame
$275.00

This old ironwood tree would have been great for October, looks like it should be in a scary movie! I was interested in all the bends and twists in the limbs. I left off the moss this time, because I didn't want to lose the structure of the tree.
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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Book info.




Here is more about the book I am published in:


Some of my featured paintings in the new Daily Painter's book include: "Looking Up," "Wood Storks," and "Angel." There are five paintings featured on my page, along with a nice write up! The layout has one large featured painting and the rest are small on the side. Each has a nice caption.
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Southern Pines, palette knife painting

"Southern Pines"
6 x 6 inches
acrylic on hardboard
ready to frame
$325.00

Did this painting from memory. I was practicing blending with a palette knife by painting this sky that I saw the other evening. I didn't get the clouds near dramatic enough, so I added the slash pines for interest.

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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Painted Bunting 2, wildlife art


"Painted Bunting 2"
Acrylic on canvas
8 x 10 inches
SOLD


Here is the male bunting that I took lots of pictures of when he used to come to our bird feeder regularly. Such wonderful colors!
Enjoy!


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Monday, December 08, 2008

Dawn's Light, young palm tree

"Dawn's Light"
5 x 7 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
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I painted this alla prima, all in one session. Wet-in-wet, fast and loose . . . so fun to do. Very impressionistic. I saw this little palm tree glowing in the early morning sun, the shadows where intensified by the light. It was so beautiful to me. It reminds me of that feeling when you are out camping and it is hard to make things out with all the shadows, then the sun eats away at the darkness and even seems to bite through some of the objects in its path.
NEWS FLASH:
The first Daily Painters book is out! MY ART is featured in the middle.
I am so excited, I am in NEW BOOK THAT HAS JUST BEEN PUBLISHED!
Too Cool!!!!!!!


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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Ladies in Waiting 2, water lilies

"Ladies in Waiting 2"
5 x 7 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
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I really liked "Ladies in Waiting," from a few days ago, so I wanted to try it again in a palette knife painting. I pushed the dark and light values for stronger contrast, but mostly enjoyed painting the lily pads! I did this painting alla prima (all at once), which makes it have a nice thick texture and interesting mixtures of colors. The palette knife creates a challenge for me when applied wet over wet, but that forces the paint to interact.

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Monday, December 01, 2008

Evening Watch, wildlife art, hawk

"Evening Watch"
8 x 10 inches
Acrylic on hardboard
NOT AVAILABLE

This is a palette knife painting. May touch it up a little yet, but I like the overall effect.

This hawk has been hanging out on my porch, and flying all around my house. I hope he is eating up the snakes and rats we have out here!

He showed up about the time Robert started having all the trouble with the tumor in his ear. I felt like he was just reminding us that God is taking care of things.

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