Friday, June 24, 2016

Lone Tree at Sunset

I decided to take a few weeks off to enjoy the last days of spring before summer was in full throttle. I don't regret it since now it's hot, hot, hot. Let's think about a cooler place today.


Lone Tree at Sunset
Acrylic on canvas panel, 5 inches by 7 inches
Available here

Bonus: I have a companion piece coming soon!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Used Wooden Palette II

Happy Friday! I have a freshly used and abused palette available!


Used Wooden Palette II
Acrylic on Wood, approximately 12 inches by 15 inches
Available here SOLD

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Yellow, Family of Four

After working on paintings with a lot of more intricate palette knifework (like Poppies in Evening), I like to give myself a break with something more fluid and abstract. Hence the following...


Yellow, Family of Four
Acrylic on canvas board, 11 inches by 14 inches
Available for purchase here

Madam on the far right turned out looking like Venus de Milo. I popped this one into a spare frame to get a feel for it on display.

(display suggestion)






Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Orange Figures

Originally, I intended this to be an abstract small landscape to use up the paint I had from "Orange Coneflowers." When it was finished, it looked like the ethereal figures of three people. And I can't unsee it now.


Orange Figures
Acrylic on canvas board, 5 inches by 7 inches
Available here

I popped it into a frame to see how it looked. It's one of my favorites now.


(display suggestion)

Monday, April 11, 2016

Diving for Love

This is a slight departure on my usual palette knife painting. It's a combination of palette knifework and hand carved stamps.


Diving for Love
Acrylic on canvas board, 5 inches by 7 inches
Available here

The background is palette knifework with a pretty substantial texture. I'd made a pair of handcarved stamps with these diving swallows several years ago that fit the size of this canvas nicely. The border was created by scraping the width of a palette knife perpendicular to the edge. It was a fun diversion to my usual work.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Orange Coneflowers

Here's a trio of perky orange coneflowers to share today. It's smaller painting I whipped up using leftover paint from earlier paintings, although I think I usually wind up using as much material as I would have if I'd started from scratch.


Orange Coneflowers
Acrylic on canvas board, 5 inches by 7 inches
Available here

When I finish a larger piece, I'm usually left with dibs and dabs of paint, so I'll work them onto a smaller canvas without much rhyme or reason. When it's dry, I'll decide which direction to go. This one said, "Coneflowers!" Have a close up...



Friday, April 1, 2016

Red Tulips II

I confess I am a bit of a pack rat. I'm working on learning to let go of things I don't really need, especially when it comes to my little "projects." I think I started this painting back in 2012. I finished the background and then got stuck.


Red Tulips II
Acrylic on canvas board, 8 inches by 10 inches
Available here

I enjoyed working on Yellow Tulips before the Storm, so I decided to revisit tulips on this painting I started four years ago. Whew! Cross one unfinished project off my list. Have a close up.

(detail)