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Friday, September 23, 2016

#314: Island Beauties


These flowers are bound to bring anyone back to sun, sand and ocean. First day of Fall and I'm already dreaming of Summer. Funny how the brain works. 
$40 - 10x8 inch. Oil on Canvas Board

Thursday, September 22, 2016

#313: I Am A 65

Great change of pace with this commission; a '65 Mustang red convertible. The plate says "I'M A 65". I had a chance to see this beauty in person, photograph her from different angles and finally paint her. The background is Arizona; used some images off the web to create the background. 

SOLD - 12 x 16 inch. Oil on Gessobord.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

#312: Delia

Another day, another pet portrait commission. Delia is a rescue senior pup who found a loving forever home and she has her own oil portrait painting. Lucky girl!   
SOLD - 6x6 inch. Oil on gessobord. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

#311: Mercedes - The pup

Pet portraits are wonderful presents for birthdays and anniversaries or.. Just 'Coz! This is Mercedes; a gentle and beautiful pup. A friend comissioned this painting of her for her mom's birthday.
SOLD - 6x6 inch. Oil on gessobord. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

#310: Olive Vine Glass Window

SOLD - 27x27 inch. Paint on Glass. 

Fourth in the series of painting glass windows with the stained glass look. The inspiration for this design for something I saw online that was done in stained glass. I used imitation lead for outlines and Pebeo for the inside. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

#309: Jasper

A dear friend commissioned this portrait of her baby, Jasper. He is so beautiful that he made the painting process effortless. And of course, I love painting animals!
SOLD. $35 - 5x7 inch. Oil on wrapped canvas. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

#308: Floral 914

Brilliant colors in this floral. Enjoyed painting this one while being recorded. Unfortunately Facebook refuses to upload the video. Check it out on youtube.  https://youtu.be/3gEFvkigD5M

16x12 inch. Oil on canvas. Click to buy: http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/601512

Monday, September 12, 2016

#307: Mom

A pencil sketch of mom from a photo taken in the 70's before she was my mom. 
14x11 inch. Pencil on paper. 

Thursday, September 8, 2016

#306: PAM

Third time's a charm... Sorta. I painted her twice and wiped it off right after. Finally decided to go ahead and paint what I saw. This is a different style from my traditional super colorful portraits.  
6x6 inch. Oil on board. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

#305: I Do

Commissioned pieces - his and her Mason jars. Hand painted with motifs to say "I Do" and "I do what she says". These make cute wedding or anniversary presents. 






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. 
Click to bid (starts at $99): http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/594127

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

Click to buy (starts at $45): http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/592860

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

Click to buy (starts at $45):
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!)
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