Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Tears

"Tears"


About This Painting:
For my Daily Painters 'out of the box' theme on Wed. definitely something out of my comfort zone!
I have been working on this for a few weeks. It wasn't intended to be a self portrait, but I did use myself as a starting point, then I thinned out the eyebrows and plumped up the lips. I used thin layers of interesting color combinations, like orange and violet, or light blue in the shadows. I really like the colors.
Ready to frame.

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)

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Monday, March 30, 2009

I will Always Love You, Rose

"I will Always Love You"

About This Painting:
Thinking of the song. I wanted to use the rain to symbolize tears and sorrow, and of course a red rose is symbolic for love. I think it works.
Ready to frame.

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
Price: $350.00



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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mama's Girl, Cow with calf


"Mama's Girl"



About This Painting:
I really like the strong temperature contrasts: the cool blues tones against the warm browns. I wanted to keep the loose brush strokes so it would have an impressionistic look, yet I wanted it to be realistic too. It is hard to get both affects. I think I was successful.

The breeding is an Italian breed, called Romagnola. This is Joshua Mixon's new calf, and I used his photograph, by permission, to paint her.

The painting continues on the sides so framing is optional.

Media: acrylic on canvas
Size: 10 in X 8 in (25.4 cm X 20.3 cm)
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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sunny Skies, landscape, ocean


"Sunny Skies"
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About This Painting:
Palette knife painting. Alla prima, or all at once, which makes for nice interactions with the paint. It also adds lots of texture. But I was mostly interested in the color contrast. Palette knife painting has to be my favorite way to paint these days. Keeps things unpredictable, and exciting. the painting becomes more about the paint and the color than it does about the subject.
Ready to frame.

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)


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Friday, March 20, 2009

Valley Floor, Mountain stream


"Valley Floor"

About This Painting:
Started this painting from a demonstration. Then I went back and moved some things around. I was just playing around, got carried away with the rocky cliff and the rocky creek.

I remember the water feeling like ice in Montana. Can't even put my toes in it now when I go back to visit, I can't imagine how we swam in it when we were kids! My friends and I would dam up an area with rocks, taking the ones from where we wanted it deeper, and moving them onto the dam. Had to choose a good spot for it: where the water was already close to knee deep. We would get the water up to chest high or so within an hour or two, but we had to get out and warm up from time to time.
So many of us are going through hard times these days. I was thinking about the valleys of life. Sometimes you find good things in the valley too.
Ready to frame.

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $575.00 USD



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Monday, March 16, 2009

River Side, Florida Landscape


"River Side"


About This Painting:
Palette Knife Painting. Painted from some of my old photos of the Kissimmee River. I love the texture in this one.
Ready to frame.

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 6 in X 6 in (15.2 cm X 15.2 cm)





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Saturday, March 14, 2009

A Song For MaryFrancis, Painted Bunting

"A Song for MaryFrancis"


About This Painting:
Commissioned piece.

This colorful bird is a Painted Bunting, male. These little buntings are like a flash of color, they are so fast and very hard to photograph! The females are green. Lately we have had a couple of Indigo Buntings too. Robert has two feeders and then he fills up the knot holes with seed also. Doves and Blue Jays try to run off the squirrels, and the black birds come and take over! Today a large Wood Pecker joined the crowd.



Media: acrylic on canvas
Size: 8 in X 10 in (20.3 cm X 25.4 cm)

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Old Barn

"Old Barn"

About This Painting:
I'm teaching three times a week now, so I have a few demonstrations going on all the time. This is a step by step lesson that has been on going for about 3 weeks. An hour each time. Each session we added more to our paintings. Then I went back later and added rocks and more details.
Ready to frame.

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Winter's End Too, Florida Landscape


"Winter's End Too"
About This Painting:
The colors are lovely this time of year, especially when the sun hits things and brightens it all up. Seems like spring is trying to show up through all the dead colors. Makes for odd color combinations. Very striking though.
Ready to frame.

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 7 in X 5 in (17.8 cm X 12.7 cm)
$475.00



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Saturday, March 07, 2009

Winter's End, Florida egrets

"Winter's End"
About This Painting:
We had another cold snap this week for three days or so. It was in the thirties in the mornings. It usually doesn't get cold so often, but this winter started at the end of October, with temps in the forties in the mornings, and by November we had frost and freeze warnings. We have had more cold spells this winter and more often too, than I can remember in over twenty years!
The grass has turned a lovely burnt orange, and when the sun hits it it just glows! I was taken by the dead grass contrasted with the deep blues of the water. It is very striking. It looks fake sometimes.
Ready to frame

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 5 in X 7 in (12.7 cm X 17.8 cm)
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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Natural High, Rocky Mountains


"Natural High"
About This Painting:
It is always an exhilarating thing to hike in the Rocky Mountains. I started this as a painting lesson, then went back and recreated it by adding details and sunshine. I did this from my memories of the Rockies in Montana. Not only do I get a natural high when out in such spectacular places, I also get them when I paint things that bring back such grand memories.
Enjoy!
Ready to frame.

Media: acrylic on hardboard
Size: 12 in X 9 in (30.5 cm X 22.9 cm)
Price: $750 USD



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Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Tall Glass of Water


" Tall Glass of Water"



About This Painting:
I'm not sure about the water, it may need a little more work. I like the sunlight on the horse's shoulder and his neck. I took pictures of this horse in the grass, and made up the water and the reflection, so it has been taking me a few days to get it right.

My Daily Painters group is posting reflections today so that they come up tomorrow on the same day. We try to do a theme on the first Wednesday of each month.


This painting makes me think about Psalms 23:

He makes me lie down in green pastures and He leads me beside the still waters . . .
Thanks for looking!


Painting continues on the sides, so framing is optional.

Media: acrylic on gallery wrap canvas
Size: 6 in X 12 in (15.2 cm X 30.5 cm)
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Sunday, March 01, 2009

Cabbage Palm Study, reworked


"Cabbage Palm Study"

About This Painting:
I went back and strengthened this little plein air painting so the tree trunk would show better. It just seemed to get lost in the background, so I added the reflected light on the left of the trunk and darkened the shadows in the background.

Ready to frame.

Media: acrylic on canvas panel
Size: 6 in X 8 in (15.2 cm X 20.3 cm)


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