|Nasturtiums, 6x6 oil on board|
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Today I was highlighted in an email newsletter called "Informed Collector" that is connected to the website where my web site is hosted. Here is the link to read the post online. I am very honored and loved the blurb that was written about my work so much that I plan to use it! How this came about was there was a blog post last week about this feature and the author said to contact her if you were interested in having your web site viewed with the possibility of being featured. I got a non-committal response so imagine my surprise when I was chosen the very next issue!
Monday, May 14, 2012
|Surfer Girl, 6x6, oil on board|
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
|Easter Sunday Beach Walk, 6x6|
I have discovered an auction site online for artists; similar to eBay but strictly art. I would like to give it a try but want to start with small paintings. With that in mind I had my husband cut a stack of 6x6 boards. This is my second attempt to paint in this format, as I started last fall with the intention of submitting to a show in California that is devoted to 6x6 inch format. I did not submit to that show, so I have those paintings ready too. I am using just birch boards as the surface so again, it forces me to lay thick strokes down. Once I get my account set up and running I will post the link here with a view of the corrected painting. See you then!
Monday, May 7, 2012
|Cattle Crossing, 12x24, oil on board|
I wrote this blog post a month ago and forgot to post it!
|Upper Bear Creek Meadow, last week, 2012|
|Upper Bear Creek, first revisited, 2010|
|Upper Bear Creek Meadow, Original 9x12 2008|
In the middle version, I can't remember what I was thinking but I can see that I added more color to the meadow and the brush of the bushes but did not necessarily make anything better. I don't like the mountains being purple or the added color in the grasses because it still is not reading as a flat meadow with variations of grasses in it.
Last week, I did have a plan to flatten the meadow, push the mountains back, clean up the bushes, and then I added the deer yesterday. I did not reference the original photo of the painting, but I came back to more of the colors and feel intuitively. The large bush on the right has always bothered me, and so I have put the painting back up yesterday to see how it reads now.