Sunday, February 17, 2013

Deja vu -- a favorite done again

This is an oil done 24" X 30", a picture I've done twice before. Once I did this in oil about 14" X 18" and then a pastel done about 8" X 10". It's not often you get the light on something just perfect. The light and shadows on the building and the chance to paint the trees showing their color and texture to this degree. I called the painting "Pumpkin Patch" for the area on the left side of the house with the purple ground with some orange. Maybe there were or weren't pumpkins there, but it made a nice title. The plans for this are to enter it in the Farms and Barns show this fall.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Statue in a Garden

This is a little (9" X 12") oil painting done plein air in a garden. I did this a while ago (meaning years ago) while on vacation in someone's garden. Painting time was about 1 to 1 and a half hours on a canvas panel. Once upon a time my old oil painting instructor Eugene Hall used to say "The best ones are the ones you give away". That's what happened to this one. I gave it away to a friend who "loved" it and I have never seen it since. Maybe she gave it away.