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This four inch by four inch oil on gallery wrap canvas can be yours for $35.00 plus 5.5 shipping and handling. http://www.dailypainters for the pay pal button or email me for an invoice.
“Midnight poppies” is MIXED MEDIA ON GESSOED MASONITE. $75.00
I sprayed this with a mat protective sealant which should make it almost waterproof. You can frame without glass!!!
The size is 8 by 10 inches.
1/4 sheet of watercolor 11″ by 15″ not for sale…. This painting will be saved in my files for future classes.
This painting is the finished product of one of my lessons. If you’ve been following on my other bloghttp://freeartlessons.wordpress.com/ you will see I took a photo of a rose. Next I drew the rose and transfered it using transfer paper to watercolor paper. I started out painting a light value of yellow and then painted one glaze of pink at a time, waiting in between each layerof paint to dry before painting the next layer I painted Quin. pink and magenta and sometimes light light primary rose. building up the layers. Then I painted the background a light value of sap green, cyan blue, quin pink, purple and perelene green. I painted most of the leaves negatively and layered the background with the same colors until the background was a deep value while allowing some light areas to survive. Of course after painting the dark background, the rose looked a bit light so I had to darken several areas of the rose so that it worked with the foreground.
This is a watercolor on 300 lb paper. 5 by 7 95.00
I was working with my apprentice, Leigh Anne today and we started a small painting of a pink rose. After she left, I decided to paint this red rose. I wanted to try a few unusual color combinations, magenta and manganese blue, and also after that glaze had dried a warm glaze of Quin red … I use these colors often but never mixed. At first the rose looked more burgundy and was very pretty but I still wanted to see the color change and how this red would look over the other cooler color. So I painted the quin red over the burgandy and I liked it. I painted three more glazes and when it started to dull down a bit, I decided to leave it alone.
I’ve got a few commissions this week so this is the reason your not seeing as many paintings on my blog as usual. I also have to develop some lessons plans for the web site, art by example. When I upload a new lesson, I’ll be sure to let you know.
7.85 by 10 watercolor on Gessoed Masonite Wood 50.00
This little gem is so wonderful in its use of color that I would be shocked if no one wanted it. I may even keep it for myself!
People ask me all the time how I come up with my ideas for paintings. Most are just a subject I want to explore…. Usually when I start all I have is the thing, like a flower, or a barn, then I choose colors intuitively and the rest is pure magic.
Of course, I can actually paint the way I was trained, that is… take photo fist or set up plien aire… 1. value sketch, followed by 2. selection of a color palette which must be chosen to convey a mood, feeling or season. Then you paint it from your value study. This usually makes for a successful painting but I have trouble staying focused on something so disciplined and will usually stray away from the original idea once I start. Sometimes I’ll add things or go to a color not on the original palette. It tough for me not to respond to the image as it appears.
Regarding this painting… About a Year ago I dreamed of painting a Koi coming out of the water to look at some fuchsias. Ever since that time I have thought of how to paint it. I have painted countless masterpieces in my own mind, painting this painting over and over, so today this little gem is only the start, I will paint it a few more times in various styles and ways. But will any of these paintings ever be as great as the one I dreamed about, probably not. But, I can keep trying. Please… keep coming back and check on my progress.
I hadn’t painted on paper in a while and kind of missed the way paper feels and looks. So here is a good old fashion watercolor. Last week the Cherry trees bloomed and the pink color was so engaging. I was sad to see the blossoms starting to turn brown and fall to the ground so quickly, you would think they would last longer.
Of course being an artist has its rewards by painting one, I can keep them around a bit longer
Boy oh boy!
I got a new printer and it’s wireless so it took me about two hours to get it to work. You know… I love technology but not when they make it so difficult even the support team couldn’t figure out how to make it work. After I hung up with them, I took the dogs for a walk and thought a few things out, came back tried those things and voila it worked!
Now I can print from anywhere in the house without wires! Hopefully I won’t have problems with it because I didn’t write anything down and won’t probably remember every step I took to get it up and running.
Tonight’s project runway’s finale, I’ve been following it it on BRAVO, and I can’t wait to see who wins! I like the show because I like to see what the designers come up with. Make it work!
7.75 by 9.75 watercolor on gessoed masonite. 50.00 I’m a bit under the weather today. I’m so glad you could stop by but forgive me if I haven’t been writing much, I ‘m having a bit of sinus problems. If you go to my other blog http://h20color.wordpress.com you can see my larger paintings that I’ve been working on.
4 by 6 $30.00 on gessoed masonite. This piece can be framed without glass. I was trying to figure how which blue and which red would make the lavender for lavender roses. I finally feel this is close. Its manganese blue and quin red. Also if you want to see my latest large painting it’s on my painting a week blog.. http:h20color.wordpress.com It took me a week to plan a week to paint and another to decide it was finished!
5 by 7 watercolor on clay board 45.00 Its a beautiful day here in the south (60 degrees F) and I’ve finished my big Koi painting. Feeling both happy & relieved I knew I would paint something I like. Since I love Sunflowers, I decided to paint a couple of sunflowers. I kept trying to come up with names for this painting … some considerations were: twin sunflowers, sunflower beauties and sunflower morning. I decided sunflower memories would be best because sunflowers are just a memory since they have been gone for a while.