Friday, July 31, 2009

THE GULF AT SUNSET, 5X7,SOLD




From a photo I took about 12 years ago. The gulf of Mexico as the sun is sinking. I'm not sure how I feel about this one.


I have been in North Carolina for the last two weeks on our annual family vacation. We had lots of fun and laughs, but I am anxious now to get back to my regular routine as I have not painted since I left home. I have lots of photos that I want to paint.

Monday, July 27, 2009

FRUIT COCKTAIL, 16X20, OIL

A break from all the abstract weird stuff I have been posting. This is an oil I painted last year when I was all about fruit. I positioned the fruit on my dining room glass top table, in front of a window. I found it to be interesting and fun and completed it alla prima. In fact, just looking at this post is making me think a nice still life would be fun!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

SUNRISE ON THE ATLANTIC, 20X24, OIL

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A few weeks ago I posted a 5x7 version of this scene. It turned out very well, sold, and I was encouraged to do a larger version. This is the 20x24" version.

The beauty of the ocean is timeless and ever changing.  In this scene, I tried to re-create that wonderful moment when the sun first breaks over the horizon.  Everything is calm, the waves, the wind, the birds, and the sky bursts with pastel color.

POPPYFIELD, 5X7, ABSTRACT OIL, SOLD



Not the poppies you were expecting??? http://www.carolonedge.etsy.com/

MORNING SMOKE, 5X7 OIL - SOLD


A view of the Smoky Mountains in the morning. You can find this painting at http://www.carolonedge.etsy.com/

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

THE GRAY SEA, 5X7 OIL, ABSTRACT, SOLD


Having become bored with flowers, I am off on a new adventure. I decided to try some really simple paintings, very few brushstrokes, minimal, maybe even abstract. Along those lines I have also gotten into a few multi media pieces. To accommodate these pieces, I have opened a new Etsy site which I call CarolOnEdge. So, here is one of my attempts to use next to nothing in the way of brushstrokes. So far, I am enjoying the challenge and the diversity.
I also have an update on the great varnish debate. This is a quote I found my the master, Richard Schmid.
Q. What are your thoughts about varnishing paintings?

A. I always apply a finish varnish to a painting when it is sufficiently dry. I allow at least three months of drying time for a work with average paint thickness, and six months for the more heavily painted. I like to use SoluvarÒ gloss final picture varnish diluted 1:1 with pure turpentine. SoluvarÒ is made by LiquitexÒ. It is recommended by most conservators because it does not yellow with age, and it can be easily removed with turpentine if necessary. I prefer to apply it with a 2”wide bristle brush or an ordinary varnishing brush from my hardware store. Damar varnish works well too, though it will yellow slightly in time.
So, I will be going with retouch varnish for instant results and follow up with the above formula.

Friday, July 10, 2009

DON'T MESS WITH BREEZIE, OIL, 8X10 - SOLD

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Meet Breezie, puppy with attitude! This is a commission I finished up a few weeks ago. Actually I was asked to paint out the "mask" on his face as the owner had it removed from the dog. I took this photo before I "adjusted" the painting as I think it gives him lots of character.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

BEACH SUNRISE, 5X7, OIL - SOLD

I really enjoy doing these small seascapes. I always seem to relax when I am working on them.
This one seems so tranquil, I think I may just go back to bed now.

Friday, July 3, 2009

HENS AND CHICKS AND BABY TOES, 6X8 SOLD, OIL, CA SCHIFF

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I know that you have seen "hens and chicks" around, everybody has them, but have you ever seen "baby toes"?? This was something new to me and I liked the way they looked together. However, it was not a match made in heaven. We are in the rainy season here in Florida, and one day I went out to the garden and the baby toes had melted away. Too much rain! Maybe I will get lucky and find them again someday.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

DSDF ROWER, OIL 8x10

I am sure you all recognize this as the challenge painting from Karin Jurick's blog, Different Strokes from Different Folks. Week after week Karin posts photos that appear to be "easy".
Ha! I should know better than to be lulled into the fire, but no, I convince myself that this one is easy and will not take long. Ha again! They take me twice as long as any other painting and I always hate the way they turn out and WHY IS HER HEAD SO SMALL?? Oh well, always another photo on the horizon.

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