Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Poppy Study 4

SOLD - 11" x 14" Oil on Canvas, painted with the palette knife. The open poppies are so inviting. I love the luscious centers; very fun to paint!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Poppy Study 3

SOLD - 14" x 11" Oil on canvas. Just another little sketch with the knife.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Poppy Study 2

SOLD - 14" x 11" Oil on 3/4" wrapped canvas. This is another little practice sketch with my palette knife. I started the big (4' x 5') poppy piece last night! Will post a progress of that work soon.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Poppy Study 1

SOLD - This little oil painting is 11"x14" and is painted with a palette knife. I have a couple of larger poppy pieces in the works and I wanted to brush up on my knife skills as at least one of them is going to end up being painted entirely with the knife.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

On My Easel

These poppies are larger than life at 4' x 5'. I blocked in all of the negative spaces first hoping to make those shapes interesting so they can hang with the poppies once all that cadmium comes into play.

Monday, August 06, 2007

First of the "Giants"

18" x 24" Charcoal Drawing. After a two-week hiatus from painting due to the Ann Arbor Art Fair and a family vacation, I felt the need to "warm up" so to speak before I attack some of the new canvas' I have ready to roll in the studio. I started with one of my favorite subjects to paint and created some sketches of the sunflowers in my gardens. This one is a volunteer from last year's giants and the first one to bloom. I feel a new series coming on.......