Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Afternoon at the Lake (sold)

8x10, oil on canvas panel, 120.00, Daily Paintworks

I thought this was a close to perfect composition as seen, and I did not make many changes.  It has a sense of space and depth with the receding areas of trees, yet the branch in front is quite close.

Monday, October 22, 2012

On the Road Again

6x8, oil on canvas panel, 80.00,

Be sure to sing On the Road Again while looking at this painting!  This is a rural scene in Union
County, North Carolina.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Asian Boat

11x14, oil on canvas panel, Daily Paintworks,

My sister and brother-in-law took a six week trip to Asia this past year. They planned everything themselves, no tour, and took cooking classes, fed the lion cubs, rode elephants, and other exciting, exotic things.  They showed me all the photos they had taken, and I felt that I did get a glimpse of the  scenes and culture of the different countries.  Here's a painting influenced by one of my favorite photos.  As usual, I made quite a few changes, but I think it has that serene look of the original photo..

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Afternoon Cottage (sold)

5x7, oil on canvas panel

When I was in Virginia this summer I did an exercise involving painting with the palette knife and only using 50 strokes.  I found I was quite quick and decisive with this, and finished 3 before some
others were still working on their first.  It was great fun!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Once Busy

6x8, oil on canvas panel, Daily Paintworks
If you have followed my blog for any time, you know that I love to paint
"eyesores".  Although they are not pleasing to gaze upon, I find them
just wonderful to paint!  All that junk lying around becomes interesting
brush marks.  The buildings, themselves, are worn and sometimes a
little skewed--to me it all makes for a better painting.

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Friday, October 5, 2012

No Boats, Lake Wylie, South Carolina

8x10, oil on canvas panel,  100.00, Daily Paintworks

I drove to Lake Wylie in South Carolina hopping to paint some boats by the dock.  But no-o-o--the boats were elsewhere.  I "settled" on some water, a building with a Boats sign, and a beautiful tree. 

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