Saturday, January 31, 2015

Tangerine Tango


(oil on canvas, 8x10) 
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Tangos are so romantic that one excited tangerine has started to undress!
But there seems to be an intruder wanting to cut in. Ole'

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fruit Party!


(oil on linen on board, 6x6)
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Guess who wasn't invited to the fruit party.  
That's okay, all will go into my yogurt.
Love fruit parties. 

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Got Ya' Cornered


(oil on canvas board, 8x10)
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Those tough little blueberries have cornered the big fruit onto the edge of the plate.
The little bullies are pretty tasty, too.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Move Over


(oil on board, 6x6) $75
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This big naval orange almost took over the whole painting!  
The blueberries thought they'd be safer in the shadows.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Red, White and Blue


(oil on gesso board, 6x6)
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I love painting blueberries! 
Almost as much as I enjoy eating them with yogurt.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Carol's Orange


(oil on canvas panel, 6x6)
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Anyone who has taken Carol's workshop has probably seen her paint orange sections with two or three brushstrokes.  I took a few more than three but, I like the way it turned out.
The difference between a really good artist and a new artist is the miles of canvas covered.
Now practice, practice, practice.

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

My Sweetie


(oil on canvas board, 6x6)
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Doesn't this look like the poison apple in Cinderella?  So shiny & sweet!
I ate it after I painted it...no poison...no prince.  Sigh.  Back to painting and less day dreaming.

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Saturday, January 17, 2015

Contemplating Apples


(oil on canvas board 6x6)
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Lately, I've been painting so tight.  I decided to do this apple in a looser, more relaxed style.  I'm always trying to learn when I paint.  This looks easier, but after so many tight paintings; I found this to be a challenge.  I like the way it turned out.  It is far more relaxed than I felt.
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Hot Plate!


(Mixed media on board, 8x8x1/4)
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Okay, this is the last of this series for a while.  I have more boards & canvases that I put oxidized copper paint on, so they may return.  But, I feel finished for now.  What better way to finish off a meal than with a little heat?

Thank you for keeping me company on this exploration of oxidized copper backgrounds.
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Thursday, January 15, 2015

An Apple a Day...


(mixed medium on gesso cradled board 6x6x1)
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More oil painting on oxidized copper paint.  This apple was a "Honey Crisp" apple.
I say "was" because I ate it shortly after painting it.  Yummy!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Coming Home


(mixed media on board, 8x8)
Sold

Still working with oxidized copper on canvas board.  I tried this brown horse, which does show up better on this background, but seemed to need the outline.  I think I just like the look of the bold outline in this series.  What do you think?

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Monday, January 12, 2015

Desert Steed


(Mixed media on gesso board, 14x10)
sold
I have not given up on the oxidized copper background.  Taking a more abstract approach, I dribbled the oxidizing solution & copper paint over the board.  It made an interesting pattern that I developed further by adding the saguaro cactus patterns.  The horse is oil paint; outlined with permanent marker.  

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Hi Yo Silver!


(mixed media on gesso board, 8x8)
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I remember Hopalong Cassidy.  Okay, I saw the reruns.  If you are too young or old & forgetful like me,  I've included the link to his web site.

This is another in the series using copper paint as the background. This time, I did not use the oxidizing additive and let the copper stand as it is.  The horse is oil paint, again outlined with permanent marker.  I'm finding that the copper color is so strong that it overwhelms anything painted on it.  I'm not giving up, I've a few more ideas to try.

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Stand Off


(Mixed media on gesso board 8x8)
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These lizards are territorial and willing to fight for it.  If you live where lizards abound, as in Tucson, you've seen these stand offs.  Very dramatic bobbing of the heads and circling until one runs away.
It's "shoot out at the OK Corral" on a miniature size.

This is the second in my series of using oxidized copper as my background.

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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Hanging Out 6x6 (mixed media on canvas board)



(Mixed Media on Canvas Board 6X6)
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I found this interesting paint called "Metal Effects" from Modern Masters
This one is "oxidizing copper paint" which oxidizes when a "patina aging solution" is applied over the copper.  I experimented with several canvases using various applications.  
(See the canvas example  below)



I then painted this little lizard over the patina copper canvas board.  But the background competes with the focal object for your attention.  He just didn't show up very well.
So I added the extra markings and outlined the little fella with a black marker.
I liked the way he turned out in the end.  I'm going to do more of these patina/copper canvases.


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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Jessica 18 x 14 (oil on canvas)

18 x 14 Oil on canvas
Not for sale.

I started this painting before the holidays & went back to finish it over the last few days.
This is a portrait of Jessica.  She teaches riding and is an award winning rider in South Carolina.  I just loved the way she sits her horse, even in practice.  They seem to be one.

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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Two for One 6x6 (oil on canvas board)

(6x6 Oil on canvas board)
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Okay, this wasn't a double yoked egg.  When I place the 4 pieces of egg shells on the plate, it was way too crowded.  So, I removed 2 and liked the composition much better.  Getting the color of the "white" was interesting...it's not "white".


Here is my set up.

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Friday, January 2, 2015

Which Came First? 6 x 6 (oil on canvas board)



 (oil on canvas board 6 x 6)
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Before I cracked them open, I painted them.
I must say: closed eggs are much easier than open ones.

Here is my set up:


Here is my sketch:


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Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Egg & Eye 6 x 6 (oil on canvas board)


(6 x 6 oil on canvas board)
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I decided to paint an egg.  I broke it open thinking it would be more interesting.


This is my set up & my sketch.


This is the view I was seeing.  
The background is really baby blue (see above) I'm not sure why it looks green in this picture.
But look how yellow the egg white is in a brown egg.

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