May 31, 2010

"Mother Nature"

Mother Nature”
Original ACEO painting
2½” X 3½” – (official ACEO size)
Colored pencil, watercolor & acrylic paint
Strathmore illustration board
1/16” thick – edges painted black
May 2010
SOLD

Mother Nature brings all her love and her beauty to her creations and they in turn adorn her with their devotion and gratitude for her abundance.

"Magnolia Maggie"

“Magnolia Maggie”
Original ACEO painting
2½” X 3½” – (official ACEO size)
Colored pencil, watercolor & acrylic paint
Strathmore illustration board
1/16” thick – edges painted black
SOLD

Maggie loves Magnolia blossoms and wears them in her hair often. Adorned with her grandmother’s cameo necklace and her new gold hoop earrings she certainly lives up to her “beauty spot”.

May 28, 2010

"Midnight Crow & Full Moon"

“Midnight Crow & Full Moon”
Original oil painting
5½”X7½” painting
Gesso treated 300lb Arches watercolor paper
An 8”X10” matt with a 5”X7” opening is included.
May 2010
SOLD

I love to look at the stars at night, and for me, there is always something very spiritual about a full moon. It seems to bring out a strong feeling in me of my connection with the universe and with all the creatures of this world.

I’m still using up my stash of gesso treated papers. This one is done on gesso treated Arches 300lb watercolor paper. It seems to be a perfect support for this technique. I enjoyed that colors and the theme of this mystical subject matter.

I included a matt with this one both because I like to send original art done on paper in a matt for more protection in the mail and also because even though it is an oil painting, it is done on paper, so it needs to be matted and behind glass.

May 21, 2010

"His Majesty in the Sunset"


“His Majesty in the Sunset”

Original oil painting

6”X8” painting

Gesso treated Stonehenge paper

An 8”X10” matt with a 5”X7” opening is included.

May 2010

SOLD


This regal white oriental cat sits on his red velvet cushion and soaks in the sun’s last rays.


For me this was another exercise in balancing primary colors and I think it turned out rather well.

I already had some gesso treated paper so I used it for this painting. I included a matt with this one both because I like to send original art done on paper in a matt for more protection in the mail and also because even though it is an oil painting, it is done on paper, so it needs to be matted and behind glass.

Also, I took pictures of this painting with my camera instead of scanning it like I always do. It was still a little tacky and I wanted to go ahead and get it online now, so I used my camera. When it is drier I will scan it too so I can create prints of it because I like to make prints from a high resolution scan rather than from a photograph. They just seems to turn out much nicer that way.



May 16, 2010

"Butterfly Fairy Fantasy"

“Butterfly Fairy Fantasy”
4”X6” – ®OSWOA (original small work of art)
Acrylic paint & colored pencil
Strathmore charcoal paper mounted to Stonehenge 90lb paper
Finished with acrylic varnish
Matted in an 8"X10" single black matt with a foam core backer
May 2010
SOLD

The spring fairies are coming out now. Here’s one that I found under a bush in my backyard last week. She was kind enough to pose for a sketch. Then I returned to my studio and made this little painting of her.

May 6, 2010

"Bunny, Goldfinch & Yellow Flowers"

“Bunny, Goldfinch & Yellow Flowers”
Original gouache & acrylic painting
4”X6” - ®OSWOA – (original small work of art)
Stonehenge 90lb paper
May 2010
SOLD

A young bunny discovers the joy of spring.
Our two acres of land is teaming with life now. Spring green, bright floral colors along with so many colorful birds delight our eyes every day. Yesterday I saw a white tailed bunny scurrying for cover from our two cats who are equally delighted with this abundance of life. I love the inspiration of spring.

May 5, 2010

"Bunny Munching Ferns"

“Bunny Munching Ferns”
Original painting
Pastel, gouache & acrylic paint
4”X6”
May 2010
SOLD

I did this original painting starting with pastel pencil on Strathmore 100% rag toned charcoal paper, then I decided I wanted to finish it with gouache paint and acrylic accents, so I mounted the paper to a thicker paper for strength (Stonehenge 90lb paper), finished it with the paint and sealed it with acrylic varnish.
For framing this ®OSWOA – (original small work of art) it will need to be matted and framed under glass.