Sunday, February 28, 2010

"Hide and Seek"

5"x7"
acrylic on hardboard

I got a chance to use my favorite color on this one, red. Watching this game of hide and seek develop after a few minutes reminded me of my own childhood. You needed very little to entertain groups large and small outside for hours on end. This young lady is obviously the counter and the car she's leaning against is base.
SOLD

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

"Pink & Red Flower"

8"x10"
acrylic on hardboard

I think I have gotten these flowers out of my system, for now anyway. The last time I painted flowers I got so frustrated that I thought I would never choose the subject again, but hear I am painting flowers. I fell in love with the way the light separated and illuminated the petals from the back.
SOLD

Sunday, February 14, 2010

"A Late Valentine"

8"x10"
acrylic on hardboard

I didn't finish this little gem until tonight. I was attracted to the contrast of the light on each petal. I am fascinated with paintings of inanimate objects that are painted in an excited way that makes the viewers eyes dance across the canvas. I hope I have accomplished this with my painting.
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"Mr. Personality"

8"x10"
acrylic on hardboard
I'm not sure how most painters work, but I can usually look at an image and paint it in my head with no problem at all. This portrait began that way, but three fourths of the way through it I just wanted to scrap the entire thing and start over. He has such a great expressive face, but I couldn't get the eyes and literally debated with myself daily over getting the eyes or starting over. Luckily I don't give up easily because in the end I can look at this beautiful portrait and know that my patience and persistence paid off. I had a lot of fun with the hair and learned a lot about painting freckles which was my first time painting. The trick is to be subtle. Not for sale.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

"Rex in Red"

"8x10"
acrylic on hardboard
I had fun painting this one. The color red captures the playful personality that comes across in Rex's face. The entire time I painted this portrait I kept thinking how perfectly he'd fit into a Norman Rockwell painting. Not for sale.