Sunday, December 18, 2011

Dear Suzy, 14x11" (Sold)

This beautiful woodland creature befriended my neighbors, Pat and Rosemarie, and became a constant visitor and diner at their home.  Wild animals are a source of great fascination in our neighborhood, since we bump up next to a forest.  Our book club chats are frequently centered around who saw whom, where and when, and how everyone out there is faring.  Do we sound just a bit eccentric?  We wouldn't have it any other way!

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Place I Remember, 16x8" (Sold)

This painting was such fun to create.  Starting with paint and lots of turpenoid, I let the paint run all over the canvas.  On top of this, I used a palette knife to lay in the major shapes, and finished off with a brush to soften some edges. What I like best about this technique is that abstract forms are created, allowing us to use our imaginations to fill in the blanks.  

Friday, December 2, 2011

Mexican Woman, 9x12"

This week I've been thinking a lot about the artists that I admire.  Today, I decided to try to paint a woman in the style of Jeffrey Watts.  Bold, simple strokes with loads of paint are what sets him apart from many portrait painters.  I had to stop myself from going back in and putting in more detail many times-- it goes against my nature, but I'll put my brushes down now and let it be.

To bid on this painting, click on Ann Feldman Mexican Woman.