Sunday, October 29, 2006

Skyscape Series-Painting#1

I am starting a skyscape series. I want to do 10-12 paintings for an exhibition. This is my first one-underpainting. I did this today. 24" x 30" oil on canvas.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Fixing this Painting

I finished a painting...and had a buyer for it...they were only waiting for me to varnish it. So I did. The varnish wouldn't dry!!! It was thick and sticky and gathered dust, cat hair etc. I took it all off...or so I thought. It remained sticky... for 4 months. Finally I was merciless and removed every trace of varnish from the painting. Some paint came with now I have to repaint the top layer. The good news is...the people still want it when I get it finished. I had previously sold them a more expensive painting in lieu of this one..for the same price as this one. it is so far. Just have to finish highlighting the water, the hills and put in some weeds along the front.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

I guess it wasn't finished after all...

I did some more today. I succommed to the advice to enhance the contrast of my painting to make t appear more realistic. I simply darkened the tree and the cliff. And I am glad I did. People seem to like it both ways...some like it one way..and others like it the other way. Personally..I am trying for here we go...

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Nanoose Bay-Finished Today

Now I can finish one more that I have laying around and I am free to start a new painting. The one I have to finish is hopefully sold I need to get that one done before I start a new one. anyway, here it is.

Nanoose Bay
12" x 24" oil on 1 1/2" deep, gallery wrap canvas.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Roses Sold!!!

Woohoo! She loved it and bought it on the spot. I told her I had been thinking of putting some water drops on the leaves and petals...just a few. She wants them so I will wait for the painting to dry and then paint them. She will leave the painting with me until it is done. This is good because I am not ready to let it go yet anyway. Post Partum depression as someone told me....not ready to give up my baby yet. LOL. is an autumn painting I did a few years ago..since it is that time of year..and I don't have any new paintings to post.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Roses Finished...I think....

We shall see if the woman who commissioned them likes them. If not..I will sell them for double what I was going to sell them to her for...hehehe...

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Nanoose Bay

I am in a painting mood. Worked on this today.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

More Roses......

These are now looking quite antique-like. Does everyone work this hard on a painting?