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Thursday, November 29, 2007

"Faithful Path (Autumn Path)" sold

6"x4" Original Plein Aire Oil on Canvas Board $35.

A sweet little study. Must go back and paint there again! What a blast!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

"Autumn Marsh" sold

5"x7" Original Plein Aire Oil on Canvas Board $75.00 SOLD

There are so many beautiful colors that can be seen in a marsh scene. I tried real hard to capture most of them!

"Along the Coastline" sold

8"x10" Plein Aire Oil on Linen Board. SOLD

I loved the patterns between the positive and negative notes; the shapes that the light and shadow create. I think that this painting indicates an influence of the right kind by a fellow artist. "I'm starting to get it!"

"Afternoon Autumn Marsh" SOLD

5"x7" Plein Aire Oil on Canvas mounted Masonite board. $75.00 SOLD

I couldn't get past the cool blues in the background of the horizon and distant shoreline. It was captivating!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Talor's Portrait - Third Application

I worked a bit more on Talor's dress here. I haven't yet touched the obvious "portrait elements" like the face and hands and hair since I first laid them in during the second application. I want to be sure that the foundation of the entire canvas is set before I embark on the details.
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"Autumn Still-Life (with Wooden Basket and Glass Jug)"

Unbeknownst to my painting friend, Susie, it is she who named this work. I thought it fit. Thank you, Susie!

Also, in the time that it took to paint this one, the image emerged from a series of transitions (not unlike Autumn: leaves in transition, transistional weather, time changes, etc. . ). Not to say that an "arrival" of sorts has been achieved, but I like this stop so far, thanks in a great measure to the insightful eyes of those with whom I paint: Anne and Leslie (and Susie who unfortunately couldn't paint with us today - whose presence was missed). "Precious Jewels" ALL of you!!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

"Second Application to Talor's Portrait"

It's a little shiney from the flash. Perhaps tomorrow afternoon I'll retake this picture in the sun (after working on it a bit more) so you can get the full affect.
There's still a lot to do, but I am pleased overall with the progress.
As my 4-year old would say: "look, piggies!!" I formalized Talor's left foot a little bit. I don't want to make her feet too "obvious" after all, your attention should be on a young lady's eyes.

Friday, November 02, 2007

First Application "Portrait of Talor"

Portrait of Talor - First Application

36"x24" Oil on Gallery-Wrapped Canvas

This is the first application or "underpainting" of the actual portrait from which I did the earlier study (note the smaller study in the background).
I'm pleased with how this turned out so far. . . I'll keep you posted on its development!