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A little break

May 9, 2014

To get my creative juices flowing again.

After I finished my last commission, a few weeks ago, I decided to take a little break from using my colored pencils. As much fun and challenging as custom work is, it can be a creativity killer sometimes. So I spent the last couple of weeks just using my brushes with watercolor and oil paints. Just for fun, painting what I felt like that day. Here are a few paintings I did:

Plumeria 12 - 5x7" - Watercolor - SOLD

 

 

Plumeria 13 - 8x10" - Watercolor - SOLD

 

 

Daffodil - 5x7" - Inktense Pencils - FOR SALE

 

Hydrangea - 5x7" - Watercolor Pencils - FOR SALE

 

Waterscape 1 - 4x6" - Watercolor - FOR SALE

 

I also finally finished this little one:

 

 Cherry 2 - 3x5" - Oil - FOR SALE

 

And got to work on this one too:

Hibiscus - Oil - For sale soon...

 

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30 Paintings in 30 days

January 28, 2014

~Paintings #26 and #27 ~

I started these two little paintings today. I'm please with where they're going. I'm happy I'm getting more confident with oils. I was trying to figure out how to blend the background, and I think I got it in the second painting. I'm letting this first layer dry, and will go back at it to finish them soon. I'm very excited, I really like oil painting. Hopefully someday I'll be able to finish a painting in one sitting!

I'll post nicer photos when they are finished.

 

Cherry - ACEO (2.5x3.5") - Oil on stretched canvas - FOR SALE SOON

 

Cherry 2 - 3x5" - Oil on canvas panel - FOR SALE SOON

 

 

 

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Rose 2

January 25, 2014

It's finally ready to be shipped to a good home.

Will it be to yours?
 

Rose 2 - 4 x 6 x 3/4" - Oil on stretched canvas - SOLD

 

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30 Paintings in 30 days

January 22, 2014

~ Painting #20 ~

I'm so happy I finally finished this little oil painting I started a couple of weeks ago. I'm hoping to finish another painting tomorrow. A big thank you to photographer Inge Dagmar Manders. You might recognize this same flower as painting #2, in watercolor.
Ten more paintings until the end of the challenge!

 

As always, I will post a nicer photo when this painting is dry.

Flower 2 - 5x7" - Oil painting on canvas panel - FOR SALE SOON

 

 

 

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30 Paintings in 30 days

January 6, 2014

~Painting #3~

I know, today's the 6th, and I'm only posting painting #3, but that's okay, I WILL finish those 30 paintings by the end of the month. Actually, I could have posted this one yesterday, but I'm not very comfortable handling a fresh oil painting.
I must say I'm so thankful for this challenge because I got to finish a painting I started 18 months ago!!!! I have a few other unfinished paintings I might try to finish this month. We'll see what inspiration brings.

In the meantime here's what I painted yesterday. I'll take more and better pictures when it's all dry.

 

Rose 2 - 4x6" - Oil on canvas. FOR SALE SOON.

 

 

 

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