August 17, 2011

Carol Marine

Acrylic on Canvas Panel - 8 x 8 inches - (destroyed)

For this week's Daily Paintworks Challenge, David Maine declared an open challenge in honor of his wife Carol's birthday. I know Carol likes square canvases, so I went with that, and I hunted down a mugshot I hand't seen before.

I'm not really strong on portraits, but this one seemed to just "happen" and I'm not sure why. Must be birthday magic. I hope you-know-who likes it. Ahem.

August 16, 2011

Eel Mare

Acrylic on Cardstock - 6 x 4 inches

Another stream of consciousness image for my friends at Post Card Arts Gang. I was trying to see if I could create a lyrical expression with just two colors. First the paint went on in dabs, but then some brushstrokes displayed direction and motion, so I just followed that and expanded from there.

August 14, 2011

Bunny Ears

Acrylic on Panel - 9 x 12 inches - SOLD

My mother has such a great garden, but one of the big hits this year is this little pot of "Bunny Ears". What I like most about them is the way they look when lit from behind. I tried to capture that, but I feel I fell a little short. Still, I like the looseness of the background.

August 12, 2011

Blue Chairs Again

Acrylic on Panel - 9 x 12 inches - sold

For some reason, the last blue chairs piece was quite popular. Someone asked me if I'd do another one, and luckily I was up North again this past weekend and did another one. As it goes with these things, I don't think it's as good, but we'll see what the market says.
As with the last one, my favorite part is not the chairs, but rather the shadows on the roof.

August 11, 2011

Blue Glass

Acrylic on Cardstock - 4 x 6 inches

When I'm not downing the pomegranate juice, I enjoy the occasional glass of Blue Sky soda. It's hard to find, but it's just like drinking a blue popsicle. Yum.

August 9, 2011

Lava Java

Acrylic on Cardstock - 4 x 6 inches - Click Here to Bid

This weeks challenge from the Daily Paintworks is to paint your favorite mug for your morning coffee. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm not a morning person until I've had my coffee, and I don't drink coffee. So here's my favorite drinking glass brimming with pomegranate and what appears to be lava. Full of antioxidants and brimstone.

August 5, 2011

Flower Box

Acrylic on Cardstock - 4x6 inches - Check back soon for auction info.   SOLD

My latest submission to the Daily Paintworks Challenge. This week's theme is taking a black and white image and interpreting a black and white photo and rendering it in color, focusing on values.

Plants are green, pots are terra cotta and scenes outside the window are blue and green. Or are they?

I went a little wild with my interpretation, but then, that's what I like to do. I feel like I got the values right and in fact not too far off from scenes I've seen and experienced. I think.