Sunday, November 30, 2008

plein air oil painting "Grandmother's House"

Another painting from my backyard; I love the dark house and the warm fall colors surrounding it. This house belongs to my niece's neighbors grandmother. I employed a vignette style more commonly seen in watercolor, where the paint is not applied all the way to the edges. It feels softer and more harmonious to me, particularly suited to this type of canvas which needs no frame. Oil paint on gallery wrapped stretched linen, 11x14".
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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Oak limbs oil painting

I enjoy painting the many oak trees we have out here in the country. The board was toned orange and I let that peek thru to represent the fall color in the leaves. 9x12" oil on masonite.
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Saturday, November 22, 2008

skyscape oil painting "Clouds"

Had a few hours one afternoon this week so I painted in the backyard but looking up. ;) 9x12" panel in the guerilla painter box, limited palette of ultramarine blue, chromatic black, pthalo blue and flake white.
finished painting at top.

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Friday, November 21, 2008

2 oil paintings "Backyard, Sunday" and "Backyard, Morning"

These 2 paintings were painted in my backyard on a beautiful weekend. Each is 20x10x3/4", oil on gallery stretched linen. Backs are wired, sides painted as part of the design, and they are especially nice hung together.
$250.00 each, email me for availability.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Photos from the Wildside Art Show

After much ado, I managed to get a few pix from my camera phone to the web. Top two are some of my paintings shown at the art on the wildside benefit art show. Bottom photo is "swan lake" at the Gaia Hotel looking thru the window from inside the convention center. It was raining.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Shows Over

There, now, time to relax a bit. Art on the Wildside bravely opened on Nov 1st despite the economy and politics and stormy weather. Unfortunately, it was not well attended. Maybe 100 people came-an estimate provided by one of my peer exhibitors. There were a few sales, small prints and such; I did not sell any paintings. Good refreshments and wine, and the Gaia Hotel is nice. They have a lake with swans in the center of the property, very pretty. I enjoyed meeting some fellow artists and looking at their work. I forgot to take my camera, and apparently did something wrong when I borrowed my sister's cam so don't have any pix to post. :(
It was valuable experience however, and I'm glad I did it. Thanks go to my niece, Barbara, for helping me all day and Linda at Shasta Wildlife Rescue for inviting me to participate.