Thursday, October 23, 2008

Turquoise Twosome

I was on a roll last night with these peppers and put them on a light turquoise cloth for this one. Using my slippery new Utrecht #239 Brights felt like ice skating over the surface of the painting. They are synthetic like the ones Kelley gave me. Amazing that I could stop the brush since I coated my panel with Liquin prior to beginning, something I never do. I've always painted with bristle brushes, rarely a sable, ever. It gives a completely different look to the paintings. This one's going up on eBay later with the same starting bid of $60, which reflects my, 'adjusted for recession', prices. I would also like to mention that I once had a subscriber list through FeedBlitz. which no longer responded to my password or emails for some unknown reason, so I ditched it and installed the FeedBurner box to the right for that same purpose. I would so appreciate for all of my visitors to sign up for an email when I post a painting. The more subscribers the more recognition my blog gets in search engine hits. Type in your email address and then verify by clicking the link in the email you'll receive. Thank You! Check out Not Really a Cleaning Lady for a new post about my upcoming Open Studios Liquidation Sale!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Pepper Duo

These peppers stayed remarkably fresh while I went to New Hampshire this past weekend. This time I used a gesso board panel instead of canvas board and some very soft brushes I got at Utrecht. Painting this one felt completely different. Very smooth and slippery. I am also putting up my eBay auction so if you'd like to buy it, click to bid.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dancing Gourds 4x4

Well, they aren't really dancing but their lacquered surfaces look like they are. After reading An artist lost a sale today, I plan to include a click to bid button on each painting I post for sale and I will post at least 3 paintings a week to eBay for auction, no reserve. It drives me crazy when I can't find the prices on things I want to buy and I won't ask either. You heard it here.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Pepper Party

Click to Bid Who doesn't love these things strictly for their beauty and dazzling array of shapes and colors? Even if you don't eat them. I had fun session today, painting them on such strong background colors(fabulous dishtowels from the $ store). I like this one, actually. I can't say that about every one so, luckily, the beauty really IS in the eye of the beholder.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Joy's Cottage 8x10

This cottage belonged to 3 sisters, one of whom died two summers ago. Her name was Joy and everyone who knew her said her name described her perfectly. I think of her spirit being here when I paint this little cottage. I will mention also, that the photo does not do justice. Like reproductions in art books, the computer monitor doesn't give the depth of seeing the real painting and some works photograph better than others. I need to tweak this just a touch, but for now it's up for all to see.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Parrsboro Red Rocks 6x6 oil

I can only describe this place as ‘magical’. The colors are amazing and since I think my viewers might not believe they are true, I included my reference photo. My friends and I enjoyed a spectacular adventure to Cape d’Or yesterday on a perfect Fall day. It was sunny and warm. We were so overwhelmed by the landscape that we didn’t get to paint. Today is raining so we are painting out the windows.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Cape Blomidon

I am in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia for a week painting with two of my friends. We are staying in the same cottage that my hubby and I visit each summer. This is the first time I've been up here in the Fall and it's just wonderful. This was painted during the mid afternoon when the light was slightly overcast and the water appeared in total glare. I plan to paint it again and again this week.
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