Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bistro Bouquet, 12x16

"Bistro Bouquet" 12x16, oil on Claussens linen panel

I bought a couple bunches of sunflowers and roses the other day, so that I could paint from life. I noticed today that the flowers were drooping a bit so I decided to paint another still life with them, while they still had good energy in them. In yesterday's still life, (which I titled "Bellissima World"), I utilized the white ceramic pitcher that you see in this picture:

Today I decided to substitute the ceramic white pitcher with something blue and so "Bistro Bouquet" was the result. I painted this with just a palette knife, no brush, so I used a lot more paint. There's great impasto in both pieces, however.

I've decided not sell this one at this point in time, but rather save it for a show or gallery show.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Red Roses for a Blue Lady, 18x24

"Red Roses for a blue lady", 18x24, oil on linen

I've really been enjoying working on this size canvas, so I bought a few more over the weekend. I can't believe the price of oil-primed linen, though. $40 for this size. Ouch! Is this yet another way that energy inflation is creeping into everything?

I've also been having fun with this abstract floral format, but I promise that this is the last rose painting I'll be doing for a while!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Tranquility, final, 24x36

"Tranquility", 24x36, oil on canvas

I put a few final touches on this today, and I'm going to call it done. The glazes added some subtle depth which is very pretty, but hard to see through a computer monitor.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

The Girl in the Red unitard

"The Girl in the Red Unitard", 12x16, oil on linen (Raymar panel)

I was delighted to be awarded second place in the North Port Art Guild's "Faces in Places" portrait exhibit for my painting, "The Girl in the Red Unitard". I was also told that I only missed the People's Choice Award by one vote for "The Daisy Girl" at today's opening reception.

"The Daisy Girl", 12 x16, oil on linen (Raymar panel)

What a nice way to start the new fall art season!