Monday, May 28, 2012

Oranges and Chinese Lantern Plant 12 x 16 Oil on Panel

I hope everyone had a nice Memorial Weekend.  Thank you to all the people that keep our Country safe! This is one weekend I am glad I didn't go to the beach with the tropical storm.  I have been on enough vacations in my life where all it did was rain the whole time. 
 With this painting I wanted to try and create atmosphere around the oranges like I see so many artists doing.  I think it worked out like I wanted.  The next batch of Chinese Lantern Plants are growing and I should get some nice ones this fall.  Just remember if you plant them they are like Kudzu- they spread everywhere.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Tarnished 11 x 14 Oil On Panel

The silver objects in this painting are all tarnished.  I had thought about polishing them, but then decided they were wonderful with different kinds of colors showing up under the lights.  Since I am not painting flowers I decided I would paint the ivy again.  I wanted this painting to have a very dark evening feeling about it. This painting will be available next month at the Women In Art Show at Anne Irwin Fine Art .  At this point I have finished painting the paintings for the show.  Now all I have to do is varnish and frame them. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

SOLD Spring Nest 8 x 10 Oil on Panel

I have known that this painting has sold since it was posted as the weekly painting from Anne Irwin Fine Art.  I didn't want to post that it was sold until I received payment for the painting.  Thank you and I hope you are enjoying your painting.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Late Night 20 x 16 Oil On Panel

I don't know how I came up with the name of this painting, but it just seemed appropriate with part of a lemon and the darkness of the background.  After my students painted this antique wine bottle I decided it was time for me to paint it again.  It has been a year or so since I painted it last.  I found my tarnished silver goblet in my storage unit and I painting them tarnished.  Maybe one day I will decide to shine the goblet. This painting will be available in the June show at Anne Irwin Fine Art for the Women In Art. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Chastain Pottery 20 x 16 Oil On Panel

I purchased this vessel years ago by a potter named George at Chastain Art Center here in Atlanta.  I just thought it was beautiful, but intimating to paint.  Finally after seeing a painting in a magazine I decided it was time for me to try it.  It was just wonderful to paint with the darks and the slight light side of the vessel.  The other beautiful piece of pottery, which I have painted before was by my coworker Roberto Diaz.  Roberto brings his pottery into the office knowing that I am going to say that I want this or that.  Years ago I took pottery, but decided it was not my thing.  I made many lopsided bowls that I gave to my friends.  This painting will be available for the Women in Art Show at Anne Irwin Fine Art starting on June 8th.  I will probably get it to the gallery a week or so beforehand.