Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Straw Hat With Zinnias

I was having a frustrating day. Nothing was going as I had hoped, so I decided to paint to ease my anxiety. Here's the result. I did this from life, in my studio. I had some lovely zinnias that my cousin gave to me that brightened up my house, and worked really well in this piece. It's a mini painting, only 6" x 8", but a lot of fun to do.

Oil on Canvas over panel, 6"x8", $149.
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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Plein Air in Old Saybrook

I went out to Old Saybrook to paint one day last week. The weather was perfect and there was a slight breeze off of the calm water. The tide was low with a significant amount of sand bars peaking through the water. I was so involved with executing this painting that I painted nonstop for four hours. I am pretty happy with the results of this one. It really captured the mood and the light of the day.

Oil on Canvas, 11"x14", $350.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Flower Pots

Here's a still life that I did while studying under Jack Keledjian. The pots sit on a table just above eye level. Jack's influence was more in the initial laydown of values, warm colors, and composition. I rather like the blue pot with its color variations.

Oil on Canvas, 20"x16", $450.
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Stickney Falls

Here's the final painting that I started in Jack's class. This was of the falls coming over a group of large, flat rocks. The colors were earth colors, mostly, in warm tones. It was a fun exercise and I learned a lot about applying color, working with values, and painting water.

Oil on Canvas over panel, 9"x12", $250.
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