Friday, August 26, 2016

#304: Sox Fan

SOLD - 6x6 inch. Oil on gessobord
A commissioned painting of a Red Sox fan who lives in France. The hat and glasses were particularly fun to paint. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#303: Doppelgänger

Isn't he a cute little French Doppelgänger of Harry Potter? Love painting glasses on portraits. This one was commissioned back in May. Finally made its way to France where he lives. 
SOLD - 6x6 inch. Oil on gessobord. 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

#302: Blossoms

18x24 inch. Oil on wrapped canvas. 
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Fret not for summer is still here and so are the beautiful blooms. This one for instance is a blast of colors sure to remind you of summer long after fall has robbed us of leaves and petals. Kindly be adviced that all digital images of my paintings are photographed outdoors or using natural light. I adjust the image to make it look as close to the painting as possible. Some colors, especially brights will look different in dimly lit rooms or in yellow or other artificial lights. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

#301: Voilets

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16x12 inch. Oil on wrapped canvas. 
Do you know how I know these are violets? Because they are violet in color. My flower identifying skills aren't as good as drawing and painting skills. What flowers do they look like to you? 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

#300: Gold Magnolias

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16x12 inch. Oil on wrapped canvas. 
For my 300th daily painting, I decided to try a couple of new techniques - using structural gel medium to make the flowers 3D and also use the age honored gold leaf technique to partially gold plate the flowers. Once both dried which took quite a while.. I did my usual oil painting on it. I kid you not, this painting used more than 1 tube of white oil paint. If anyone ever wants to buy me a present, I'll happy accept donations of tubes of white oil color (kidding, of course!)
Close up 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

#299: Florals 12

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12x16 inch. Oil on wrapped canvas.

Another flower arrangement; cropped the blue round vase as the shape clashed with the wild shape of the arrangement. Love the pops of color all over - enough to keep the eyes busy. It would look wonderful in a rustic wood frame on a kitchen or kids room wall. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

#298: Florals 11

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12x16 inch. Oil on wrapped canvas. 
I painted this particular bouquet of flowers before. I wanted a different perspective and background this time around. Almost satisfied. Not sure if I will repaint it. You just never know. 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

#297: Yellow Feather Ballerina

The grace of ballet carries though even in still photos and paintings of ballerinas. I feel like she is still in motion and her yellow feather is swaying with her. 
8.5x5.5 inch. Pencil and ink on tinted paper. 
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#296: Red Ballerina

A ballerina in red. Quick ink and water color pencil sketch. 
8.5x5.5 inch. Ink and pencil on paper 
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Saturday, July 30, 2016

#295: The Ballerina Stretch

Another inch sketch created while lounging and watching re runs of political  speeches. No, I'm not talking politics ... just being honest. It's hard miss the news this month unless you live under a rock.
Ink on tinted paper. 8.5x5.5 inch. 
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Friday, July 29, 2016

#294: Reclining Woman 7

An ink sketch tonight. Lazy evening, stayed on the sofa. Ink on paper seemed like the best option work zero cleanup. Good night world!
8.5x5.5 inch. Ink on paper. 
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

#293: Sunset Run

Did you know Kona, Hawaii is the birthplace of Ironman triathlons? At 6 in the morning you are more likely to see  a runner training for the Tri than a car deciding down the street where it all began. I captured another magnificent  sunset on the beach this time with a runner and her dog. 
6x6 inch. Oil on gessobord. 
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

#292: Sunset Catch

I photographed this man in several different times as the light changed just before, during and after the sunset. The best capture was just after sunset and just a second before he caught me disturbing his solitude. 
7x5 inch. Oil on Gessobord
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

#291: Hello?!

Another commissioned painting of this adorable pup. He's staring into the camera as if saying "Hello?!"
SOLD - 6x6 inch. Oil on gessobord. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

#290: Freeman

I am participating in Worcester Portrait exchange and this is my submission for it. I painted this person and she will be painting me. It's a fun exercise where artists and non-artists paint each other and exchange portraits. Anyone can participate. 

I wasn't trying but I see heavy influence of the figure workshop I took on Sunday, on this portrait. Muted tone and darker colors, focus on blocking off areas of light and shadow and even some blending. Different from my usual style.

16x12 inch. Oil on wrapped canvas. Not for sale.