Monday, August 25, 2008

Tranquility revised, 24x36

Sold"Tranquility", 24x36, oil on canvas.

I added a strong focal point to the painting by putting in a clump of trees into the background, which you can see if you compare the two pictures.

I also strengthened shadows and water reflections, though it's hard to tell from the photo. I photographed it this morning out on the lanai, but unfortunately there are still tell-tale shadows running on a slant from left to right on the photo where the metal overhead grids of my lanai were casting shadows. The painting is much more dynamic in person.

I'll be adding a final glaze for depth and to unite the colors next week, when the painting is more dry. If you would like to purchase this painting , please email me.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Midnight Roses

Midnight Roses, 4x6, oil on wrapped canvas

Here's another little miniature that came out rather nicely. I don't use cool colors as often as I should, and this was a nice break from my usual warm palette.

Monday, August 11, 2008

La Vie en Rose


"La Vie en Rose", 6x8, oil on canvas panel

I just finished this one, and decided to name it La Vie en Rose, which means life in pink, or roughly, "Life through rose-colored glasses." There is a glare on the vase and on the right hand side of the painting that is from the light, but is not actually on the painting.

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Marigolds in a Blue Vase


"Marigolds in a Blue Vase", 4x6, oil on wrapped canvas

I picked these from the garden and they looked so pretty in the blue vase that I decided to paint them!