Monday, February 27, 2012

February Farm Buildings(sold)

6x6. oil on canvas panel

This painting is a study for a larger painting.  I like the idea of making the center of interest (main barn) tighter and more colorful, then loosening up as I work out from that spot.

This painting will be on Daily Paintworks on Tuesday--auction status.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

For the Salad

6x6, oil on canvas panel

For all the red devotees out there, especially you, Beth!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Deep Water (sold)

12x12, oil on canvas panel

This is a studio piece that I've painted off and on for several days, and it's been through several metamorphoses.  I began with red, yellow, and rose, then added blue, than got rid of the red and added orange, blah, blah, blah.  Oil paint is the perfect medium for changing shapes and colors--afterall, it's just paint!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A Pear for You (sold)

6x6, oil on canvas panel

It seems that in the past few years, pears have been an ever popular painting subject--so often painted they may have even tipped over into the cliche category.  I love pears, love to look at them, love to eat them, and love to paint them, but I have tried to show some restraint and not paint them too often.  So here is a pear for you and me, and I shall not paint another for at least a few months!
Thank you to all who wished me well last week.  I am feeling much better and plan to paint every day.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I am "under the weather" this week.  Just wanted to announce that Rhoda emailed me the winner's name for the painting giveaway.  Congratulations to Andrea who choose The Garden Shed. Andrea, I will get the painting off to you as soon as I feel better.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

1771 House, Charlotte History Museum (sold)

If you are looking for the painting giveaway with Rhoda, please look at the post prior to this one.

8x10, oil on canvas panel

This is en plein air painting with many changes.  The house was build in 1771, composed of rock, but seems oddly contemporary.  I did not want to get involved with picky rock details so I left that out and changed the color to white.  The building beside the house was a log cabin kitchen.  Kitchens were always built separate from the house because of fire danger.  The log cabin looked dull (it was not a sunny day that morning) so I presto-chango-ed it into a shed of some sort--an opportunity for more shape and color.

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