Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Yellow Flowers in Reflective Vase

I was going to set up a still life for my students and another instructor had left this great reflective vase w yellow flowers in the room.  We created a still life around it.  What fun!  I have a painting video that details the process of painting reflective objects on my blog as well as a couple of other DVDs and my new full color instructional oil painting book.  .  This painting is on ebay right now and you can bid on it by clicking here

Monday, January 30, 2012

SOLD Petunias 16x20

This painting was actually done in the studio rather than outside.  I did want to create the feeling that it was outside though and added the typical ( for this part of the country ) prairie background.  This painting is all about the flowers.   I have it and about 40 other paintings on auction this week.  To bid on this one or visit my ebay gallery, click here.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Reworked version of Louise in the Meadow


My adult class had been working on an outside scene w a table set for a ladies picnic.  I had a new student who wanted to do the same but didn't know how to approach it so finding a canvas in the studio that needed to be painted over I demonstrated the process to her.  Using a canvas that already has paint on it can produce some interesting results.  This painting is a little darker than the 1st one as the underpainting affects the top layer of paint.  I still liked the results and my new student produced a successful first painting.  I have this and the first painting on ebay this week on auction w no reserve.  It is 16x20 oil on stretched canvas.  To bid or enter my ebay site to see my 40 other auction paintings click here

Friday, January 27, 2012

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page 14 from my book

Several weeks ago we had friends over for dinner.  My friend, Louise went outside w my husband to tour the garden.  It was chilly and I lent her a wrap.  Her husband ( with the eye of an artist ) looked out the window and suggested that I take a picture of them as the red wrap on Louise looked so pretty against the background of green in the garden.  I agreed and took several photos.  this one ended up in a painting that I demonstrated to my class.  I changed her location and put her in a hilltop prairie.  This painting is for sale today in my ebay auction along with about 50 other paintings that I am adding to the auction today.  To bid on this one and view my other auction items, click here