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Friday, March 29, 2013

Happy Easter!

This is actually the largest painting I have attempted to date - 36 x 60! It is perfect for over a King sized bed, or a large sofa or mantel. The colors are a little more muted than what is normal for me, but this one just seemed to call for color restraint on my part (it was hard)!  I am actually glad I finished it when I did, as this glorious sunset reminds me of the beauty of God's world all around us, most of which we take for granted.  He provides us everyday with some beautiful "paintings", we just need to look around us!  Happy Easter everyone!
"Sunset On Waterway"
36 x 60, oil on canvas

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

An Abstract?

Every now and then I like to veer out of my comfort zone and experiment with something a little different.  I have always loved abstracts and have painted a few over the years, but trust me, it's not as easy as it looks!  Many think you can just throw some colors and patterns on a canvas and call it an abstract, but a truly good one takes much thought and planning, usually much more than a representational painting.  I am very happy with the way this one turned out.....the black is actually the part of the canvas I taped off and did not paint.

"Red Hull"
24x24, acrylic on canvas

Monday, March 18, 2013

Rainy Days and Mondays........

.......actually produce a nice bright painting!

"Golden Pastures"
36x36, oil on canvas
$2595 framed

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

If I may say so myself....

.....this one is scrumptious!  For most artists, each completed painting becomes like one of our own children,  it's hard to say you like one more than the other.  That said, I am admitting this is one of my favorites.  I'm not sure exactly what it is, but everything just came together and I was so pleased with the outcome.
"Glory Road"
24 x 24 oil on canvas
$1440 framed (see below!)


A Colorful New Painting!

This one was really fun, and as usual, it took a different turn than what my original plans were.  Once I painted the foliage and tree trunks it just needed "something" else, so I decided to start carving out branches through the paint and it was exactly what the piece needed!

"Warm Yellow Tops"
15 x 30, oil on canvas
$1125 framed

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Hanging in Charleston!

My paintings have made it to Charleston and are now hanging on the wall at Ellis-Nicholson Gallery on Gallery Row (Broad Street)!  Yipeeee.....