Sunday, August 31, 2008

Stormy Day Marbles original painting

6" by 6" acrylic on wood panel. I am so happy with this new painting surface. This makes my fourth painting on a new product from Ampersand with a canvas like "tooth" to it's surface. It comes cradled and thus is ready to hang without a frame once I've wired the back. I've used the gessoboard surface which I also like but find the paint can slide around a bit too much at times.

I painted this in an impressionistic manner during the changing light of a stormy day. SOLD

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bouquets of One original painting

12" by 12" acrylic on a cradled wooden panel.

I wanted to catch how these zinnias looked with light streaming in on them. I was so excited that they grew in our garden! They somehow survived our hot summer and neglect while we were out of town.

This summer my husband and I had a fantastic trip to Santa Fe. We saw a show of Georgia OKeefe and Ansel Adams work together. Never had realized they were friends. Apparently Okeefe helped him get his start. We saw a lot of wonderful art and were surprised at the amount of contemporary art. It's not all southwestern anymore.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Zinnias With Silver original painting

12" by 12" acrylic painting on cradled wooden panel with 3/4 inch profile. SOLD

This is the third time around to paint my silver sugar bowl. I wanted to contrast this reflective surface with the sturdy zinnias and refractions in the glass. Zinnias have such incredible structuring and gesture in their petals.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Plums in Blue Willow original painting

8" by 8" acrylic painting on gessoed masonite

This is my first time to paint plums. I really enjoyed trying to capture the subtle color changes and reflective quality that they have. SOLD

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Apples, Overflowing

11" by 14" acrylic on gessoed masonite. I had a great inspiration for making this one. This was a wedding present for my nephew Dan and his lovely new wife, Tennille. They are such a sweet couple!