Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Frozen Stream

"Frozen Stream"
9x12 acrylic on canvas
Available through DPW gallery/auction

Following yesterday's lead on the Snow Tree, this is Frozen Stream. I loved how the stream turned out, with the colors giving the frozen ice look. Also, the shadows having a purple tint to them. Makes them seem chilly. 

But the warm browns of the trees is a nice contrast, and the areas where leaves remain on the trees have touches of iridescent gold added in. The area glistens when the light hits it - same as sunlight would do in the woods.


Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Snow Tree

"Snow Tree"
9x12 acrylic on canvas
Available through DPW gallery/auction



One of my favorites, I tried to capture the shimmer of winter in this. So often we miss the beauty of the winter season, but it's there, waiting to be admired. The touches of color to the background & sky add to the wintery affect I think.

Snow Tree almost looks like it's dancing!


Thursday, January 28, 2016

Blogs, websites, auctions, shows....

"Green Pants" - Dublin, Ireland
9x12 acrylic on canvas
Available through DPW gallery/auction

And don't forget the commissions! All part of an artists world, and all require attention to remain active & in front of the other artists. I've noticed a loss of followers on my Blog of late - my own fault, I am not paying it enough attention. My Facebook art page has increased slightly (non paid followers), and analytics say my website is doing ok. Not great, just ok.

So what happened? Life! Between my day job, my loss of my best buddy, some illnesses (thankfully nothing severe, but as I get older, these bugs tend to alarm me a bit. I don't spring back like I use to!). And I've been working on 2 commissions.

1 Commission is actually 2 large paintings for the same customer. They are done, but I do need to seal them (more than 1 coat) and wire them for hanging before I can deliver & call it finished. The other one is a single painting, a historical painting of an old diner that was recently torn down.

The thing with commissions is, I don't like to post progress photos anywhere on the internet until the buyer has seen & signed off on them. In fact, I prefer they were in their home first! I would hate for them to love it, then get swayed by a stranger's critique of something they are about to fully pay for!

And .... I feel terribly guilty working on anything other than these commissions, so I have nothing new to post!!!! Yikes!!! Even my DPW online presence has dwindled because I can only repost older pieces.

Sigh - I have no remedy except to get these commissions done & delivered. Then I can post them.

Please bear with me while I make this transition, and please do not leave! I hate losing followers.

I added an older painting to this blog, and to DPW and my Facebook - it is one I do love. And it is available!


Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Louisburg Square

"Louisburg Square - Boston"
6x12 acrylic on canvas
Available through DPW gallery/auction

This "Slice of Life" is from Boston Massachusetts and it is what I refer to as a "re-paint." I originally painted this scene as a 9x12 version for a Virtual Paintout challenge. The original sold (rather quickly) - but I always thought it would make a great slice painting. So I always had it on that to-do list - you know, the paintings you always plan to do!

When I started planning for the 2015 Art in the Park show, I took a look at my to-do list for those scenes that I could do that would work well in a 6x12. This scene worked for me - it's the lamp post! So it was added to the list for the show. 

This painting is still available, as a 6x12, on canvas mounted on hardboard. It has a hanger on the back, along with 2 spacers, which allow this to hang & sit off the wall as if floating. It could be framed as well or stood on a shelf or small easel. 


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