Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Delta Cotton Fields

8 x 10 oil on canvas panel

Seems I've forgotten how to paint over the holidays. :(  This was a tough one mainly because I didn't feel I did justice to the beautiful cotton fields in the Mississippi Delta.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bluebird of Happiness #2

5 x 7 oil on mylar - SOLD

Birds, birds, birds!!!!  I am tiring of all these birds and need to come up with something else.  This will probably be my last post until after the holidays - too much cooking to be done - so maybe I will "refresh" and try another subject.  

Monday, December 17, 2012

Oriole Repeat

6 x 6 oil on mylar - SOLD

I know this is a repeat of Oriole #1; I used the same reference photo, just changed the background color and made him larger.  I wanted to try something easy for my first experience painting on mylar.  I like the feel of the brush as it pulls over it as I prefer smooth surfaces for painting.  It has a few downsides though and the drying time is much slower.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Delta Sunflower Fields

5 x 7 oil on canvas panel - SOLD

More sunflowers......but.....still trying to achieve looseness in what I see and paint.  

Monday, December 10, 2012

Bluebird of Happiness

6 x 6 oil on gessobord - SOLD

Mr. Bluebird is my first attempt at painting in about a week - I haven't touched a brush.  We went to Atlanta for an early Christmas with our son and his children - loved seeing them - just don't get to visit with them often enough.  I'm not sure I'm finished with this painting, I think it needs a little work still but wanted to go ahead and post since I haven't lately.  

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

On the Lawn at the Louvre

18 x 24 oil on stretched canvas

This is not one I'm particularly proud of.  First of all, I took the reference photo when we were in France a few years ago and it was washed out with not much contrast.  I loved the scene but just couldn't get a good contrasted image ..... and all that grass!!!!  Anyway I decided to go ahead, cut my losses and move on with this one.  Maybe I'll revisit it some day when I can figure out how to create light and shadow where there is none.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Field Aglow

8 x 10 oil on canvas panel - SOLD

This field of sunflowers is painted looser and more impressionistic than my earlier one - just going for the feel this go around.