Sunday, November 22, 2015

Boat and Bridge

"Boat & Bridge"
6x12 acrylic on canvas
Available through DPW gallery/auction

I have been so busy of late, working on 2 large commissioned pieces. They are a pair, for the same client, and share the same colors. So, to keep them matching consistently with color & tones, I've been painting them both at the same time. They are a similar subject matter, although one is a closeup while the other is more distant. I can't show the work in progress -- yet -- not until the client has seen, approved, and has the 2 paintings.

However, this weekend I took a short break from working on them to do a couple of smaller pieces. This one that I've named Boat & Bridge, is from an image that was posted in a Facebook group I had belonged to. It was a fast-paced group of wonderful artists, but with my commissioned work & regular full-time job (non-artist), I was not able to keep up, and had to withdraw. However, I had saved a couple of the images that were posted by the artists with the intention to paint them. I can not recall which artist from that group posted the original image, or I would credit them here. (when I find out, I will update this).

The original image was a full width image, filled with lush greens. But I decided early on with this scene to do a slice (6x12). I love this format & choose it whenever a scene looks to benefit from the sizing. A fun painting to do, and a great distraction from the intensity of painting the commissions. I did one other "slice" painting this weekend which I will post when it's done (needs a bit of touchup), but then it's back to working on the 2 large commissioned pieces. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Trees Ablaze

"Trees Ablaze" - Colorado
6x12 acrylic on canvas
Available through DPW gallery/auction

This painting is one in my series "Slices of Life" - which are all 6x12 in size. This image may look a bit familiar as I previously did a painting of this in a larger size. That painting was sold some time ago, but I always loved the entire scene. So I decided for a past show I did, to re-paint a few of my favorites in the 6x12 format. This is one of those repaints.

Cropping an older painting often gives it a new "look" as the composition changes. In this piece, I omitted part of the sky & the foreground. What I wound up with is a tighter look at the trees.

I did a few re-paints for that show, as well as a few older pieces that were cut to the 6x12 size. I am putting them up for auction through DPW over the next few days/weeks. 


Also - my end of year inventory reduction sale is happening now at my website. Many of my older pieces are there, with slashed pricing. And NO shipping costs within the US. Sale will run through December 31st, but don't hesitate or your favorite may be gone.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Coffee Beans & Jar in Sunlight

"Coffee Beans & Jar in Sunlight"
9x12 acrylic on canvas
Available through DPW gallery/auction

One of my still life paintings that I've just put up for auction at DPW with a very low price! I'd like some of my older pieces to find a new forever home. In fact, I plan to auction off many of my older pieces at very affordable prices - it's a great chance for anyone to purchase original art.

Original Art makes a wonderful Gift! 

Friday, October 30, 2015

In a Line

"In a Line" - Bulgaria
9x12 acrylic on canvas
Available through DPW gallery/auction

It's that time of year again - my End of Year Inventory Sale - I am handling this sale through a variety of auctions on DPW or eBay. Many of my pieces will be placed on auction with a very low starting bid and NO USA Shipping Charges

Here's a chance to own an original painting - for yourself or as a gift for someone. Each auction will run for only 7 days & will be advertised on both my blog & Facebook page. 

The first one I am offering is "In a Line" - it depicts a part of the Tsarevets Fortress in Bulgaria. This was done as part of one of the VPO challenges. 


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