Sunday, March 30, 2008

9 x 12 inch acrylic "Silent Watcher"

I took a bit of a break from my flower series to do some wildlife. I took this photo while on vacation last summer and have wanted to paint it since. I did this one on watercolor paper. I am not sure if I like this as a support for acrylic or not. I found the paint really absorbed into it quickly and I did not have as much play time as I do on canavas. I think I may do this one larger on canvas sometime in the future.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

16 x 20 inch acrylic "Poppies"

This painting is another in my flower series. I am getting very close to my goal of 15 but I think I may go even further as I am really enjoying this. I have so many photos of flowers I would love to do. If only I had more time! This is done on stretched canvas done in the gallery wrapped style of painted sides and is for sale. If I don't sell it here I may put it in the spring show that I am entering in the near future. I have several paintings that I am planning on entering.

Monday, March 17, 2008

20 x 24 inch acrylic "White Peony"

Here is another in the flower series. I like this size for florals as I can get them in the 2 inch profile gallery wrapped canvases. I paint the sides and they look very good hanging on the wall without a frame. This painting was quite challenging for me as I used a very limited palette of black, white and yellow.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

20 x 20 inch acrylic "Cherry Blossom"

Here is another flower painting in my series done on gallery wrapped canvas. This one has an almost abstract feel to it, a bit different than what I have been doing lately.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

30 x 30 inch acrylic "Red Dahlia"

This is # 7 in my floral series and the largest. I actually stretched this canvas myself on stretcher bars (a first for me) because I wanted it large and square and I couldn'd find the right canvas. It worked out ok but it was a little more work and the canvas really soaked up a lot of paint (because I didn't prime it!). Tomorrow I think I may work a bit on the background, perhaps adding a few leaves, as it is a little bare as it is.