Monday, September 13, 2010

This week's production work.

I am a production potter so a lot of the small items that I make get made in bunches. I have a work area where I can lay out several spoon rests, or Christmas ornaments or small sets and do them all at the same time.
I don't tend to work on multiple original paintings at the same time. I do best when I zero in on one and bulldog it until it is done. Although some paintings need to have a "time out" and sit in the corner until I'm ready to deal with them again. And while they rest, I can work on something else.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

New Beach Path painting

I have painted another "Beach Path" painting. The first one sold so I got out the photo again and started all over. This time I made the water a deeper blue, the path wider (I like that) and it has less shadows. I did it with the palette knife, I quess next time I will have to try it with the brush.
Here is a new grouping in the gallery.
Everyone have a great day.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Dollar Store Poppies

As I mentioned before, my painting teacher is off to Italy for the month of September and it seems I've developed "poppy envy". We don't have poppies here in Key West so off I went to the Dollar Tree to see what they had to offer. This bunch came home with me. I also got some other cool things to paint and I will show those when, and if, their paintings ever happen.
I still have dreams of painting poppies in Italy, but for now I am happy with these. And I got to use red, black and turquoise again.
no title yet
8" x 10"
acrylic on canvas
framed in a plein air gold frame

Sunday, September 5, 2010

All American boy

Those of you who aren't familiar with Key West might not know that the city is home to a multitude of free range roosters and hens. So, chickens and roosters are a popular theme in our local art galleries. They are very Key West and hallowed Americana at the same time. This lovely fellow is painted in one of my favorite color combos, turquoise, red and black.

Happy Labor Day to all.

"All American Boy"
10 x 8"
acrylic on canvas panel
framed in a gold plein air frame
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