Friday, May 30, 2014
Began with Vivaldi's Concerto in A minor. Now, seriously, in my years and years of HATING this piece...(I studied violin for 13 years) . It has now become by favorite...it is engrained in my psychi...repetition...over and over.
So, as I painted this piece, I played Vivaldi's concerto over and over as I stroked little pieces of paint over and over. It was so cathartic! After about 3 hours and 20 repetitions, I said, "Self. Stop!" Went on to whatever was playing on my playlist. Ended up with "In a Sentimental Mood" by John Coltrane.
Hope you like it!
30x40 original oil on gallery wrapped canvas. $1200. Sniff!
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Saturday, May 24, 2014
Since I was already painting peonies I decided...why not three? This one I love because the red ink underneath is so intense. My brush was going wild....I suppose I have a lot of emotional energy these days. (Maybe I should ride a bike. My nails wouldn't get near as stained. And I'd burn a few more calories.)
24x30 original oil on gallery wrapped canvas
Monday, May 19, 2014
Ok. So my daughter brought in a freshly cut bouquet of peonies from her yard. I watched as she fluffed up those blossoms in the glass and couldn't help but want to paint them. I had promised her a square painting for our newest baby's room. Here's for little miss Molly Kate.
Saturday, May 17, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
So, here's how I start. It begins with a friend who brought me roses from his garden. I placed the jar of roses on my counter so that the back light bounced all through the jar and off the petals.
I've fallen in love with INK! (Trust me, it's all under my finger nails.)
The most fun thing is pouring ink, starting with the lightest color, yellow. I use a HUGE pointed brush, full of water, to manipulate the ink. Then I pour an orange ink, then maybe some purple. I love watching the ink take on a form of it's own and the petals of the roses just begin to appear. The reason I love ink is that the pigment is so intense even though is it so fluid.
Now, this one is ready to finish in oil. We'll see how it turns out.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
30x40 original oil on canvas
Ok. We've just about missed Spring and it's now SUMMER!!!! I just can't stand thinking about life without flowers. My daughter's house was exploding with fabulous bouquets a few weeks ago. I had do take some shots and make them into memories!!!!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Sunday, May 11, 2014
36x36 original oil on canvas
I love doing them...sloshing paint, layering and layering, then fine tuning. These were the orchids on my table in my living room. There's always something wonderful to paint if you just look for it.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Sunday, May 4, 2014
20x24 original oil on canvas
This was a fun one for the islands around Emerald Isle and the outer banks. Always color popping out somewhere. Love living here.
Friday, May 2, 2014
Ok. Listening to Louis Armstrong, Frank Sinatra and the likes. Romantic floral music to me. I took a short break from the commissions and had flowers on the brain. Actually, I threw a lot of inks on a couple of large canvases a few months ago. It was time I did something with them. Had orange and pink in my head. Someone told me I painted so many different styles that I must have a lot of "people" in my head. Kind of funny. Seriously, just love capturing all the good that I see.
Leave All Worries Behind You
36x36 original oil
Thursday, May 1, 2014
Hmm. Looks like two different artists. Guess I'm still trying to figure out my style. This will be a year of new beginnings once I complete this 6 painting commission. The client has been very patient.
20x48 original oil
18x36 original oil
Lest you think these paintings were painted in a day...think not. The planning for these began in early March. It's been two months from beginning to end.