Sunday, April 29, 2012

Farm Buildings, Union County, NC (sold)

9x11, oil on canvas panel,

This is a site I have painted before. This time I made quite a few changes and made copious use of the palette knife.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Afternoon Shadows

8x10. oil on canvas panel, 70.00,

Monday, April 23, 2012

Deep Water, Number 2

12x12, oil on canvas panel, 95.00, on

As you have probably surmised, I love painting water!  I am beginning a series of this scene, seeing how far I can push it in shape, hue, and composition.

Ebay has not done well for me in several years, so I am giving it one last chance with an experiment in pricing.  I shall be listing a small one for 99 cents and see if it gets bids.

If you want to check it out,  my eBay id is conniesnipes2007.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Clouds Over the Beach (sold)

12x12, oil on canvas panel, auction on Daily Paintworks

It's been a trifle chilly here in Charlotte, just when I thought it was Spring. I've even turned on the heat several times.   Makes one dream of a day at the beach.  I'm thinking this painting must have been a subconscious ploy to make me feel warmer.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

On the Wire (sold)

8x8, oil on canvas panel, 60.00, Daily Paintworks

I have always wanted to do a birds on wires series. Perhaps this one will get me started.
If you look closely you will see that I used a palette knife almost as much
as the brush in this painting.

If you look at it on Daily Paintworks, there is a mouse
over that will enlarge small parts of the

Addendum:  I thought I had published this painting, but my blogger dashboard begs to disagree..

Friday, April 6, 2012

Trees in the Pond (sold)

8x8, oil on canvas panel, 50.00, Daily  Paintworks

This pond, in Union County, NC, goes from low water to high and back again.    In this painting the water was high and the spring house is surrounded.

 I once asked the owner why the building was called the spring house.  The previous owners called it that--perhaps it goes way back, and the spring house kept food cool before refrigeration.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Yvette's French House (sold)

6x8, oil on canvas panel, 45.00, Daily Paintworks

All my life I've dreamed of painting with a French painter in a French setting, and last Tuesday I finally got my wish.   Yvette, our hostess, is really French.   The French blue shutters were a portent to the French flavor inside...a really lovely house.

 Since I knew the light would not last, I decided just to do a small painting of a corner of the house.  Of course I took photos for future studio paintings
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