November 12, 2009

"Siamese Cat, Rose Garden & Bumble Bee"

“Siamese Cat in Rose Garden & Bumble Bee”
Original oil painting
4” X 6” gesso prepared hardboard panel (masonite) - ¼” thick
Original Small Work of Art - ®OSWOA
November 2009

This young Siamese cat has found something very interesting in the rose garden. I hope his curiosity doesn’t get him stung.

I have been trying out different support panels for oil painting. This one is 4”X6” – official ®OSWOA size (stands for original small work of art). It is ¼” thick hardboard (masonite) that I applied 3 coats of gesso to with a light sanding in between coats. It is very smooth. I haven’t decided yet if I like a smooth surface or a canvas surface. Both surfaces have their merits. So I guess I’ll just keep experimenting as long as I have these supports I might as well use them. This painting can be framed in a 4” X 6” frame.

November 4, 2009

"Unicorn Foal & Pink Flowers"

“Unicorn Foal & Pink Flowers”
A newborn Unicorn in a field with pink flowers
Small Format Oil painting
5” X 7” - Raymar canvas covered hardboard panel (masonite)- ¼” thick
October 2009

A new born Unicorn foal plays in the field and has just noticed some brightly colored flowers. He wonders if they are very good to eat.
I took a painting that I had done in January of this year and painted over it. It was called “Little Brown Pony”. (see previous post here) It had turned out a little too dark for me and it didn’t sell so I felt free to alter it. This time I turned it into a little light colored Palomino Unicorn foal. I worked on the lights and contrasting darks and also changing the flowers to pink instead of white.

November 3, 2009

"Wood Nymph Fairy"

“Wood Nymph Fairy”
ACEO - 2½” X 3½”
Oil painting –finished with retouch varnish
Gesso prepared hardboard panel (masonite) - ¼” thick
October 2009

A tiny wood nymph fairy takes a few minutes in her busy day to pose for a portrait.

November 2, 2009

"He Followed Me Home"

“He Followed Me Home”
Girl holding a cat
ACEO - 2½” X 3½”
Acrylic paint applied like watercolor
Strathmore illustration board
October 2009

“I’ll tell mom that you followed me home.
I’ll feed you and take care of you and we can be together forever.”