Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Bluebells, An Aerial View 6x6"

I took my setup from yesterday, and looked straight down on the vase to get this new perspective. It gave me a great abstract composition!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bluebells and Pussywillows 8x8"

After the daffodils come the profusions of Virginia Bluebells under the trees.  The peeks of light green and violet are promises that Spring is indeed trying its very best to arrive in Illinois!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Spring At Last! 8x8" SOLD

My friend and neighbor Linda brought these flowers to our bookclub the other night, a sure sign of Spring at last.  Daffodils are not the easiest flowers to paint-- especially with a palette knife.  After several scrapings of the canvas I found a bunch I could be happy with!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ski Town, USA 8x8" SOLD

Vacations mean a fresh perspective.  While the family was off skiing, I walked the quiet streets of Breckenridge, soaking up the sun and the fresh air.  At the end of the day, the slopes would empty out and the streets filled up with the bustle and chatter of happy ski bums, making the quiet moments seem even sweeter.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Empty Nesters 6x6", and The Water's Fine 6x6" SOLD

Each of these paintings was done using a palette knife, and a split complementary color scheme, with red being dominant, lime green and turquoise blue being the secondary colors. Please email me if you would be interested in purchasing either of these small paintings, with proceeds donated to the American Red Cross.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Student, 8"x10"

Theodora is a student with Greek heritage, which made her a joy to paint.  I mainly used a loaded palette knife for this piece, only using a brush to touch up the features where needed.  I tried to show restraint on this one, letting the piece have an impressionistic quality.  Proceeds from the sale of this painting will be donated to the American Red Cross for earthquake relief.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Show Stoppers, 8x8" SOLD

Poppies are the ultimate show stoppers.  I can never walk by them.  For this painting, I applied the paint quite liberally with a palette knife to get the colors as vibrant as possible.

Proceeds from the sale of this painting will be donated to the American Red Cross for earthquake relief.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Chick Magnet, 6"x6" SOLD

Hasn't every parent had days like this?  Even one child can seem like a flock sometimes.  I decided to keep this painting extremely loose, and no detail on the chicks whatsoever to make all that energy one big blur.  Proceeds from the sale of this painting will be donated to the American Red Cross for earthquake relief.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Take the Plunge 8"x10" SOLD

I've been completely bowled over by the positive response to the small paintings that I donated for earthquake relief.  So much so, I've decided to take the plunge and begin to offer some of my smaller "daily paintings" up for bid on eBay.  I will continue to donate the proceeds from online sales to the American Red Cross.

I hope that together, we will be able to give help to others through art!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Der Strabe (The Road), 8"x10" SOLD

For this German landscape, I used a palette knife to lay very thick paint over a bright pink background.  I think this technique gives the painting a nice color vibration.  Proceeds from the sale of this painting will go to the American Red Cross for earthquake relief.