Friday, April 29, 2011

Color Challenge - DPW

6" x 6" original oil on canvas panel

This weeks challenge was to choose a color scheme for your painting....I picked split complementary. Red, Blue Green, and Yellow Green....from the traditional color wheel. And since I have just been to a demo and lecture on palette knife painting, I decided to try that, too.......It was fun to use a lot of paint and texture! And it is always fun to be in front of the easel!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Follow the Leader

6" x 6" original oil on canvas panel - SOLD

These pigs have attitude and I have been wanting to paint them! I did several set-ups and a few wipe-offs before finally choosing this one. It looked interesting and I even had a name for it from the beginning.......BUT...painting 2 objects that are exactly the same, but slightly different in point of view, quite crazy! Lesson learned! VARIETY!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Wake-up Call

6" x 6"original oil on canvas panel - SOLD

In keeping with the chicken theme, I pulled out this cute ceramic rooster from the prop shelf. I am pretty sure this one is a rooster!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Chicken Challenge - DPW

6" x 6" original oil on canvas panel

This was last week's challenge...a chicken! It became quite obvious that this chicken could not look cute with evil eyes!...I found that evil eyes are EASY to do...Cute eyes???? a lot harder. I hope I painted "cute" eyes. You can be the judge...P.S. My hubby, who raised chickens and sold eggs as a teen, says this cutey-pie might be a rooster! Who knew?????

Friday, April 15, 2011

Landscape Challenge

6 x 6" original oil on canvas panel

I love participating in these Daily Paintworks DPW challenges! Each one has me running to my bookshelf for research material.....what a great learning tool! Thank-you, DPW!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Cream and Sugar?

6" x 6" original oil on canvas panel
$95.00 unframed
$5.95 shipping

I seem to be on a beverage theme....this one a bit more proper! I love painting little pitchers and I am not sure why....the spout? the handle? not knowing what is inside??? It is a mystery. This one challenged me, white (which isn't really white) and silver (which isn't really silver). Crazy!

Monday, April 11, 2011


6" x 6" original oil on canvas panel
$95.00 unframed
$5.95 shipping
Lemoncello reminds me of a great painting trip to Tuscany with my favorite teacher and good friends...some I knew and others I know now! This little cordial cup (2 actually) was a freebie with purchase. I could NOT pass them up! Fun times and great memories!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Re Do

6" x 6" original oil on linen panel
$95 unframed
$5.95 shipping

Today's painting is a re do of one that I painted before. A friend heard that Alizarin Purple was a great color to use when painting copper and I wanted to try it....WOW!! It really brought this pot to life. It was dull and wimpy before I used my new tube. Now I think it looks like metal!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring Arrival

8" x 6" original oil on canvas panel
on Exhibit at Crealde School of Art

Always one of the first flowers to bloom in our Florida spring, azaleas. This color pink was tough to get! It took two of us an entire afternoon to come up with it....She wiped off her canvas and I tried again on my own....I finally used Thio Violet, a tube that I purchased for a recent workshop. I didn't use it then, but I was glad to have it for this one. I am thinking there are some other flowers that could benefit from this color! I will let you know when I use it again ;-)

Monday, April 4, 2011

Rose challenge

8" x 6"

Another challenge from DPW...Paint a rose. Sounds simple enough, they even posted a photo of the rose and what a painting could look like! I decided to use a palette knife to apply the background, hoping it would look like "greenery". After a wipe off (or two), this is the painting I came up with. I hope you enjoy it!