Sunday, January 27, 2008

18 x 18 inch acrylic "Clematis"

This is #2 in my flower series. It is done on stretched canvas in acrylic. I found the photo in the reference library. I loved the backlit effect on a white flower.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

8 x 10 inch pastel "Road Through the Field"

This little painting is done on a foamie that was primed with colorfix primer. This makes a great support for the pastel to cling on to. I really enjoyed working on it.

Monday, January 21, 2008

24 x 20 inch acrylic "Daylily"

I wanted to do an acrylic very large and bold with a lot of impact. This is the first in a series of large floral macros that I am planning on doing. I really had a lot of fun playing with this one because I love the colors and because of the size I was able to use large brushes and be more expressive with my strokes. I painted the sides of the canvas so that it can be hung on the wall as is, gallery wrapped style. This painting is for sale.

Friday, January 18, 2008

8 x 10 inch pastel "Chipmunk"

This is a quick little painting done in under 2 hours. It is 8 x 10 inch done on one of those foam sheets that kids use to make shapes etc. It was quite interesting to use, almost like suedeboard, but I found that I could not do very much blending of colors nor could I get defined lines very easily. I found that very soft pastels like ludwigs worked the best.

I quite enjoyed the process but I think the next time i will coat with colorfix primer first.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

16 x 20 inch acrylic "Cariboo on the Bluff"

After many hours of painting and repainting portions of this one, I think I am finally done. Because of the size and complexity of the subject I found this one to be very challenging. I know the more I practice with acrylic I am bound to feel more confident and I know it will show in my art.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

20 x 30 inch pastel "Frozen Lake"

This is the largest pastel I have done to date. It is from a photo that I fell in love with and have wanted to paint for a long time, but haven't really had the time to devout to such a large piece. The funny thing is it really didn't take any longer than my smaller pieces. Go figure!

Monday, January 7, 2008

8 x 10 inch acrylic "Wood Duck"

This is another practice painting for me in acrylic. I really love the colors in the photo, green being my favorite. I don't usually go for paintings of birds, but for some reason I was very attracted to this photo.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

11 x 14 inch acrylic "Bowl of Fruit"

This is another try with acrylics. I am beginning to get more confident with it now after doing a couple of paintings recently. I found this reference photo at and have a wonderful gold leaf frame for it.