Sunday, June 30, 2013

Beach Baby - SOLD

"Beach Baby"
8x8 Oil on Linen Panel

What's more fun than painting kids at the beach?  

Friday, June 28, 2013

Play Time - SOLD

"Play Time at Beach"
8x8 Oil on Linen Panel

First day & first painting of my 10 day unplugged painting "staycation".  Hoping the rest of the paintings flow like this one did.  Yaye!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Abstracted Again - SOLD

"Caribbean Storm"
12x12 Oil on Linen panel

I'm currently distracted painting abstracts.  For years, I've been unable to "see" a path to paint in an abstracted manner.  But evidently, my brain flipped the switch.  No worries though, I'm still going to paint my impressionistic art.  Just going to ride the abstract waves for a while.

Check out my latest post about abstracts here.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Abstracted - SOLD

"Splash of Hollyhocks"
12x12 Oil on Linen Panel
After many years of contemplating painting some abstracts, I finally took the plunge.  It was a blast!  I struggled for a starting point but found that inspiration from my last painting "Garden Shed II".  

Keeping some basic rules in my sight, I let color drive this work.  Color harmony, shape variety, calm & chaos were floating through my mind.  Stopping before I overworked was a challenge.  In the end, I was pleased.  I think it successful because I started with a sound foundation & hopefully, never lost sight of it.   Check out my Art Tip Blog post for Tuesday, it will be about what makes a good abstract & a few other thoughts.  

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Back to Back - SOLD

Garden Shed II - SOLD
8x8 Oil on Linen Panel

I guess I wasn't quite finished painting hollyhocks & sheds.  So some
 back to back garden shed paintings.