Saturday, August 29, 2009

THE MEANEST ROOSTER IN NORTH CAROLINA, 6X8, OIL, SOLD



Last week I posted a painting of a killer rooster, all puffed up and ready to get bad. Well, here he is again, only this time I have him on the run!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Mountains and Poppies, acrylic, 5x7,SOLD

This is a fun little piece, one that went on my "CarolOnEdge" site at Etsy. Not quite abstract and not quite impressionistic, or I should say, MY style of impressionistic. I dug out the acrylics and did three of this type. It is the first time I have played with acrylics in many years and I hated working with them and cleaning up. But, it was great when they were all dry and ready to be varnished right away.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

BERRIES AND PEARS, 5X7,OIL, SOLD


A little still life that I painted a few weeks ago. It seems to me that all this abstract painting is having an effect on my impressionistic painting. This seems like a blend to me. It is interesting to see where this will go. I really enjoyed this one.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

TUSCAN VILLA, 20X24, OIL

I posted the study for this last week. The actual photo I used was cropped from a photo a friend purchased and framed. She asked me to paint this one for her and I agreed. I guess it was alright to do as it is not for resale. The way I understand copy writes, if it was copyrighted, is that you can reproduce, you just cannot sale. Of course, that does not explain all those paintings of Obama last January. I know all those artists did not personally take a photo of him or paint from life. Does anyone have input on this issue?

Monday, August 17, 2009

THE SMOKIES, 18X24, OIL


This is a studio painting of the Smokies, a vista in the park as you are driving from Cherokee, over the mountains to Gatlinburg, TN. I posted a small study of this a week or so ago. My husband has confiscated this for our mountain home. He is a type A personality and loves it, I am a type C personality and wish it were not so tight!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

PURPLE GOGGLES, OIL, 6X8

Our local paint group has been having challenges every month or two. The last one featured a toothbrush. This one was a childs goggles,3 for $1. My husband, being the good sport that he is, agreeded to put them on so I could paint a close-up. He was horrified when he saw the result and it was only while I was painting that I realized he had the goggles on upside down!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

DA BOSS, 5X7, OIL,SOLD

I came upon this fellow when I was in the mountains last month. He looked at me and puffed himself up to about twice his size and seemed to be challenging me. Sooo, I took his picture, and ran!

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

TUSCAN VILLA, 5X7, OIL, SOLD


This is a study for a 24x30 piece I did a few weeks ago. I am finding I start to get antsy when I concentrate on too many abstract pieces. Did I forget how to paint? Can I still do a "normal painting". Ohh poor me, with all my insecurities! But still, I will probably post more realistic peices the rest of the week!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

HILTON HEAD MARSH, ACRYLIC, 5X7 - SOLD




Still working in the abstract direction. It's kind of fun, but, I have a feeling I am going to want to try something that is a little more realistic soon. Maybe I can find a comfort zone between the two as I don't seem to know what direction I want to move in. I am having fun, experimenting and seeing where it will lead. I seem to get bored easily, so I guess this is a good thing.


While catching up on comments made while I was out of town, I discovered I have been awarded the BELLA SINCLAIR AWARD for friendship, sisterhood, caring and sharing, by Laurel Daniel

and Catherine Jeffrey. Laurel is a wonderful plein air painter from Austin who paints sunny landscapes and has the sunny disposition to match. Catherine is the pride of Canada who heads out into the rainy days of Toronto to capture the beautiful reflections of a wet urban scene. I am honored to be given this award by both of these extremely talented women, and have decided to pass it on to the following atrists who encourage and inspire me.

Sheila Tajima, Jennifer Woodburn, Karen Bruson and Carmen Beecher. Thank you ladies, for giving me the warm fuzzies I love and require!

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