This painting was done on a block of wood with the sides painted, it makes for an interesting way to hang a painting, no frame. 6 by 6 & 75.00 plus 5.5 s & h
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I framed this painting today and it looks pretty good.
This is the final picture of a very long lesson, so you may like to go back to http://h20color.wordpress.com and see how this painting developed.
I love these flowers and usually grow some every year or at least try to. Some years I get them in too late and they just don’t make it especially if they’re small when it gets really hot. Also the slugs love them, I’ve come out to the yard to find just the stems of my newly planted seedlings. Beer works to get rid of them. I just pour some beer in a saucer and the little sluggetts go to their maker.
Here is a small post card sized painting that I did with my new paints. I’m having a great weekend… are you? I drew some nudes yesterday… I’ll try to photograph them this afternoon and post them. We have a new model and I enjoyed drawing her likeness. Too bad she is moving to Japan to teach at the end of the month.
7 inches by 8 inches watercolor, on paper $25.00
This little painting was basically painted from my imagination, I wanted to try out some new paints I received as a gift from a friend who is also an artist. Earlier this week a box arrived for me and inside was all kinds of watercolors and inks. It was like a holiday!
I’ve been painting with the same pallet for at least two years so its fun to try some different colors.
This series seems to never end. I was planning to paint a red sunset over the lake. I’ve been doing a lot of blue water paintings and thought it would be nice to go to the red side of the color wheel.
After I got the yellow, red and gold on the panel one stroke led to another and all I could do was paint this painting. It took me about a minute to see the sunset wasn’t in the plans for the daily painting. If your new to this series it’s about customs and how we celebrate life’s events and the passing of time with rituals.
can you find the koi?
8 by 10 75.00 oil on wood panel.
This is the same painting from yesterday but since it was so shiny and had so much glare on it I didn’t feel the photo did it justice. This is a more realistic photo.
I enjoy painting water because it has so much movement and just like most of my paintings I exaggerate the color and make it a bit more lively.
Acrylic on wood, 8 by 8″ $50.00 s & h $5.50 ….email@example.com for purchase information, Pay pal, credit cards and checks accepted.
This is another painting from my blue Monet series. I wanted to add a little lavender color to the blue and see how I liked it. Lavender somehow makes me think more of a fantasy world. These paintings are a bit soft and I didn’t allow too many hard lines and I think this makes it a bit more surreal.
I’ve been very busy with my other projects and I have really had to plan and stay up late or wake up early to get these daily painting completed. I will up date you on those project as they are completed.
8 by 12 watercolor $80.00
This is painted on gessoed masonite & it has been sprayed with a fixative so it can be framed without glass. I have spent a lot of time lately looking at ponds and I guess it was just a matter of time before I painted a pond. With any good pond there has to be fish so I painted a few Koi to splash around.
I’ve had lots of fun painting the Monet series lately but I have to admit it…. one of the paintings didn’t quite turn out as well as I would have wanted. Every one has a bad day at times and I’m not blaming my brother BUT… I have told him numerous times “Don’t come over while I’m painting” but some folks including my relatives think painting for me is like eating… They think it looks so easy and I paint so fast that I could do it in my sleep. The think you can still paint well while having a conversation about something as insignificant or nutty as, say.. the problems of ebay or the election or even the compost heap. You get the idea. For me this is not true.
As an intuiative painter I have to be in my own space. but not wanting to be rude… I start in with the painting trying to get back to where I was before the compost heap became so important that he walked across the street to tell me about it.
I’m standing at the easel looking down at my painting trying to figure out where I was going next thinking it is almost done and as he talked and talked and talked, I kept mixing and mixing and mixing. Now, anyone who paints knows this alone is a recipe for a major mud fest. Even I knew when I was mixing it this can’t be good, but I kept trying, I painted and mixed and painted and remixed, trying to make it work, while occasionally saying “ “right” “Yeah?” ” really “ ”Hm”. The only color I was really getting of course was gray and no real values… so after he left, I took the painting outside to dry and this little painting must have had 1/2 inch of paint on it. Three days later and I’m pretty sure it isn’t dry yet. I should have scraped it off but I didn’t have the heart.
Acrylic on wood , 8″ by 10 ” $75.00, Cool Waters was painted as part of my tribute to Monet series.
It didn’t photograph well and there is a bit of glare on the photo. I painted two of these today, you’ll have to come back tomorrow to see the other one. Their both in blue.
I’m writing the “Ten commandments for the daily painter”… If you have any ideas, send them to me as an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t laugh but I have painted this painting three times. I’m not sure why I find it intriguing but I do. Now don’t get me wrong I have changed a few things each time and they are all a bit different yet very much a like. Perhaps its like having the same dream, you don’t know why that happens either.. but it does. I love these colors and the idea of the path and the trees…
Watercolor on paper, 11 by 15 $150.00
Bachelor’s Buttons, a Wood Pecker and an old stump.
This piece was inspired by the wood peckers that come to my house to eat suet. I assume this bird is a he, its a beautiful bird with a touch of red on his head. He is very comical, he walks up and down the tree trunk, I guess looking for bugs or whatever and when I come outside he just walks around to the other side of the tree.
5″ by 7″ $50.00 watercolor on Gessoed paper.
This cat seems to be saying ” let me take a better look” or maybe its the lady bug who’s doing the talking.
I have a black and white cat and she’s not only very cute, but does a lot of funny things. She has a smudge right on the tip of one side of her nose and sometimes she can look rather comical just sitting there. She only weighs nine pounds but her name is Chubbs. It’s the really long hair that makes her look so big. I had planned to paint something else but like many days this is just what wanted to be painted. I was drawing and there it was… the first few lines looked like a cat and I went with it. In fact sometimes just a line or a curve of a line will look like something to me and whatever it was I was planning to draw is thrown out for the object which I see in that line and is appearing before me.
Watercolor on gessoed watercolor paper. $75.00
My brother named this painting because I was temporarily out of names. He thinks he’s funny but I must admit, it is kind of a funny play on words. The problem is I think of koi like pets and don’t like the idea of eating them.