Monday, December 31, 2012

Final paintings of 2012

Yellow Canna  20 x 24
Watercolor on 200 lb Waterford paper

Reflections  19 x 27
Watercolor on 200 lb Waterford paper

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Small Oils for Christmas

The oil painting group I work with on Wednesdays had our holiday lunch today and exchanged small 8" x 8" paintings for christmas.  It was a great way to get us working on something small and fun with oils. 

I started out painting an Amaryllis but when it wasn't going too well I painted a still life of Cassia flowers from a shrub at the gallery courtyard just as a back up.  The Amaryllis eventually came around and was taken in the exchange today.  Both oils are pictured below.  

The Amaryllis painting has a metallic gold background that I was trying out after looking at a lot of advertisments of a major Klimt show.   I really didn't realize where that impetus came from until I looked back at some blogs I follow and saw all that gold in his work.  

Saturday, December 8, 2012


I stretched a 36" square canvas and then realized that I don't usually work in a square format.  So.. I bought some 12" square linen panels to explore the square.  It then turned into an obsession of painting these small flower portraits and I couldn't stop until all the linen panels in my possession were finished.... 

I still haven't started the large canvas but at least these are done  (until I order more panels anyway)

These are all 12" x 12" Acrylic on Linen Panel

These two are 12" x 16" Acrylic on Linen panels