Friday, May 4, 2012

Yellow Field

"Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding. "

Gian Carlo Menotti

Look familiar? I decided to do an oil from yesterday's plein air painting. I love the textures I can achieve with oil paint. Pastel has different textures but can't be piled on like oils.
8 x 8 inch oil on cradled panel
$110.00 unframed + shipping

Thursday, May 3, 2012

White Rock Lake Wildflowers

This is plein aire at White Rock Lake. Most plein aire supply lists include sunscreen and bugspray but I think I need to add allergy meds to my list! I'm not sure what this lovely yellow flower is but This field at white rock lake is filled with them along with winecups, queen anne's lace, indian paintbrushes and indian blankets. All of my favorites. I will try to make a trip back before the flowers fade.
pastel on paper 8 x 8 unframed

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Margarita Time!

It's Margarita Time! It's already hot in Dallas so margaritas sound really great! I should have saved this for Cinco de Mayo so you may see more limes in the next few days.
$150.00 pastel on paper approx 8 x 10 inches unframed

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

So Close

The sheds and lobster houses, sitting on the harbor in Vinalhaven, are so close together, they create light and shadows and reflections that are much more fun to play with and interpret than if they were spread out and individual subjects. They each have their own personality and project their current mood in the water below and on the objects that surround them.
$150.00 pastel on paper approx 8 x 8 unframed . Send me an email for framed prices.