Tuesday, September 27, 2011

House on the Shore

An old house on a rocky shore inspired this 8x10 inch painting.  Capturing the rocks along the bank was the biggest challenge.  There are so many things to consider--the direction of the light, the shift of color where the rocks are wet, the growth of algae.  I'm pleased with how the painting turned out.  Now that it is dry, it is listed for sale in my Etsy ShopClick here to view it in the shop or make a purchase.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Chrome and Oranges

This has been a very busy month.  Although I have been painting, it has been a challenge to keep up with my blog.  It feels good to be posting today's painting after a week of absence.  It is 8x10 inches on a gallery-wrapped canvas.  The best part was painting the reflections on the shiny metal bowl.  It is for sale in my Etsy Shop, Painting Small Impressions, with some of my other paintings of tropical fruit. Visit this link to view it in the Shop or make a purchase.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

After the Rain

Today's painting is of a freshly plowed field just after a rainstorm.  I loved the way everything glistened when the sun peaked through the clouds.  Steam rising from the furrows and moisture in the air resulted in cool refreshed air.  The painting is 8x10 inches on a gallery-wrapped canvas.  Though this painting is SOLD, many of my other orange landscape paintings are available at Fine Art America.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Painting a Country Road

Painting roads is always an interesting challenge.  They have a color and texture that depends so much on what kind of road it is.  Concrete, paved, gravelly, dirt, overgrown, in sun, in shadow, or both--there are so many variables that contribute to the skills test of painting.  Nothing like a road to give a painter a challenge and cause one to ponder the metaphoric nature of the road.  Although this painting has SOLD, there are others for sale in my Etsy Shop Gallery, Small Impressions Paintings

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Summer Cow

For a little end-of-summer fun, I painted this little girl.  She seemed friendly, like she wanted to get to know me.  I wonder how she would feel knowing I painted her picture and we never even introduced ourselves.  The painting is 5x7 inches on a canvas panel.  I've listed her for sale at my Etsy Shop, Small Impressions Paintings.  Click here to view or purchase. 

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sliced Lemons

Citrus fruit is on my mind lately.  This little 4x6 inch oil painting is a good companion to the orange slices painting I created a little while ago.  Both paintings are SOLD, but if you click here, you can view some of my other tropical fruit paintings that are still for sale.

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