Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Peek-A-Boo



Size:  12x12
Price:  $100.00
Acrylic on Canvas Paper, then mounted on 1/2" pressboard (edges painted)


I found the reference photo for this puppy on pmp-art.com. and couldn't resist painting his portrait.   Pmp-art graciously allows Artists to use their photos without fear of copyright infringement.   Unless I take the photo myself or ask permission to use a friends photo, I use this site when I am looking for subject matter.  My still life attempts are set up live, however.   I have a gallery set up on that site
that directs you to the original reference photo and photographer.    

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Country Barn




Size:  6x6
Media:  Acrylic on Gessoboard
Landscape
Price: $50.00

This was a photo that I found on PMP.   The orange glow is what attracted me to this subject matter. 
I was trying to loosen up on this and almost make it abstract.  

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Blue tea pot on a stiped plate

Size: 6x6
Genre:  Still Life
Media:  Acrylic on Gessoboard
Price $50.00

Again, using my new shadow box, casting shadows and finding a perspective that I liked.
This took some time, but this one appealed to me.  I liked the way the plate reflected onto
the tea pot, and this was surprisingly easier just on the second try.   If you are thinking of
trying to do still life paintings, I would encourage you to give it a try.  

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Going somewhere?

Size:  6x6
Media:  Acrylic on Gessoboard
Genre:  Still Life
Price: $50.00

Yesterday I made my Shadow Box, so I've been playing around with these little vignettes, adjusting
the lights, casting shadows, and trying different things that I have never done before.  I have my little frame, so that helps, but I did have to try to find my spot each time I checked the perspective.    I still had fun with it anyway.  Maybe I'll even get outside to do some painting this summer, too.  You never know!!
This is what I came up with today, tomorrow I will try another one.   This is really different than
painting from a photo, so a challenge, but this new shadow box is bigger (24"x24") than my little box that I was trying to use before. 14"x14"...and that really makes a difference in a good way.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Birdie 4

Price: $50.00
Media:  Acrylic on Gessoboard
Genre:  Birds

A grouping of 4 birds so far.   This one looks a little worried, I wonder what he sees.
When I adjusted the color of this photograph, I matched the painting for the bird and
in the process, the sky ended up a little less bright.  It has a little more Phthalo Blue than
this picture shows, too.  Cheers!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Birdie 3



Price:  $50.00
Media:  Acrylic on Gessoboard
Size: 6x6

This is one of three in a bird series. I really like birds, and I'm trying to capture the same
painting style on all of them.  I feel that the first one and this one are the look I was going
for, so will try to match the next few to that style (vs. the dove I painted yesterday).  

Monday, May 23, 2016

Birdie 1



Price: $50.00
Media:  Acrylic on Gessoboard
Size:  6x6

First in a series of birds. 

Friday, May 20, 2016

Relax at the ocean

Seascape
24x36
Media:  Acrylic on Heavy duty stretched canvas
Back stapled 1.5" thick, scene continues around the edges.

Price: $850.00

This ocean scene reminds me how much I love the ocean.  The color of the water, the movement of the waves.  I can almost hear it and feel the moisture in the air.  The foam of the waves was quite the challenge, but I found that if I paint it upside down, it helps me to see the shapes and depth of color instead of trying to paint foam. 

Contact me for shipping costs.  The heavy duty canvases are pretty heavy weight wise.  I'll have to bring it to the post office once I know the destination.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Pretty Pink Peonies

Price: $400.00
Media:  Acrylic on canvas
Size: 20x24

These flowers are Peonies.  My husband does landscaping, so the picture was taken in one of his customers' yard.  The surprising detail he got with his Iphone is wonderful,  of course I made a few
artistic choices but I'm happy with the way it turned out.   I was in the mood to paint something pretty, so this was just the ticket.  This painting brings me joy,  I hope it gives you joy too!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Hello Darlin'

Price: $300
Genre: Animals
Size:  24x18
Media:  Acrylic


This painting was done on a back stapled canvas.  The edges are painted and there is a hanging wire
installed on the back.  This is the second painting of a pair that I did.  The tongue sticking out makes
me smile and it seems he is looking with admiration at the giraffe I posted yesterday.  This pair looks
so cute together and is a wonderful conversation piece.. 


animals, acrylic, 24x18, price $300



Monday, May 16, 2016

Where is my Mate?

Price: $300.00

This Giraffe is one of a pair that I painted.  I will post the other one tomorrow.
The look on her face is so classic, I just love this one.  I enjoy painting animals,
especially if they have a cute or funny look on their faces. 

Size:  24x18
Media:  Acrylic on Stretched canvas
Edges:  painted and back stapled

Animals, zoo, giraffe, pair.


Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Curly Girl







Here is a Sheep I painted for the Challenge for April on the Daily Paintworks site.  I found this photo on 'pmp-art', a place to find royalty free photos and couldn't resist this face.   It's amazing the range of whites I used in this one.

$50.00
(6x6)
Acrylic on gessoboard

Animals, sheep, farm, portrait, pets, eyes, whites, beige, close-up.

Monday, May 2, 2016

if you want to purchase any of my art, click my gallery and it will take you to my website where I have PayPal set up..  And to let you know what I'm working on now:  A Seascape and some beautiful Peonies.   Check back soon.
 12"x12" Acrylic $100.00

  6"X6"  Acrylic  $50.00

  SOLD                          

  12"x12"  Acrylic $100.00

12"X12" Acrylic   $100.00

 12"x12" Acrylic  $100.00

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

It's official, I now have a blog for my art.

I'll be posting some still life art that I've been working on.  12x12 Acrylic on canvas paper.