Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rose Study Oil on Canvas Panel 8 x 6 NFS

A few months ago after painting, "First Blooms" I decided to do a small study on a canvas panel. I really like how this study turned out and learned more about painting roses doing this study. I felt like the painting needed something more so I added the blue jar. In the end I decided to keep this painting as a reference for future roses.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Stillness 14 x 11 Oil on Panel

In this painting I really wanted a certain serene masculine feeling. Therefore I decided to go with a solid dark background to give it that feeling. It is like the objects are sitting on the counter in the middle of the night.

On another note I read the most interesting article today by Robert Genn. It is from his website, Painters Keys. He said that every year around 900,000 people in the U.S. buy brushes and paints for the first time. Then about 800,000 decide painting is not their thing. That means at any given time 3% of the population is trying to paint.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


Here is a list of paintings that have sold since April. Thank you so much for purchasing my paintings and for the support! It was also nice meeting so many people last night at the opening of Paris-Atlanta. Thank you for your comments and I hope to see you all in the future!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Paris-Atlanta Anne Irwin Fine Art Opening June 17th

Anne Irwin Fine Art Presents a Tale of Two Cities- Paris & Atlanta. Opening reception is Friday, June 17th from 6-8:30pm Show runs through July 8th. 25D Bennett Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30309.
Please come join us.

I just happened to see this information in the June Issue of Southwest Art Magazine. I was surprised to see my name mentioned.

Friday, June 10, 2011

It's A Southern Thing 16 x 20 Oil On Panel

Can you say more of Atlanta then Georgia Peaches? Actually I think South Carolina produces more peaches these days. I decided I would paint peaches and hydrangeas making the hydrangeas the common theme for both paintings in case someone wanted to purchase both. I like the light and darks in this painting.

Fleurs de France 16 x 20 Oil on Panel

Anne Irwin Fine Art is having a show that opens on June 17th. The theme is called the "Tale of Two Cities." It is Paris and Atlanta. For the show I decided to one with a France theme and one with an Atlanta theme. This one of course is the France theme. I found the brie box at an estate sale that my friend Melinda was helping with in Atlanta. At the time I had not a clue of what I was going to paint since I have never visited France. I did take 3 years of French in high school, but I barely remember how to say anything in French. Anyway, I decided to incorporate the box along with fresh hydrangeas from my mother's front yard. I think it has a French feel to it. I know that there is a slight glare on this painting, but I have to get it to the gallery by Monday and I don't think we will have clouds or rain anytime soon. Thanks Melinda!!!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011