Wednesday, February 24, 2010

2-24-10 "Cananda Geese Over Iowa"

I thought all geese flew to warmer weather during the late fall months to avoid the cold and snow but I've seen quite a few different geese and swans around here this winter.
The colors are quite subdued in this painting but that's the look I was aiming to achieve. I just kept putting on paint and washing it off till it left the stain in the paper grain then I gave it several more light washes to finish it.
Water color 6.5 x 9.5 matted $40.00 free shipping

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2-17-10 "Looking for Dinner"

You can expect to find cats around a barn as sure as there are cows in it. If it wasn't for the hard work of the barn cat the mice and rats would be running the place.
This painting actually started out as somethig totally different that wasn't working out well so I washed it away and started all over again. The stain of the first painting left a blueish tint to the paper that fit this time of day perfectly so I made the most of it.
16x20 frame size, Water color
$50.00 plus $5.00 shipping

Monday, February 8, 2010

2-8-10 "Lucas Farm"

Wouldn't it be nice if summer were here and the grass was green and the sun warm overhead? This painting is about as close as we are going to get for a few more months. The size of this painting is a lot larger than what I have been finishing lately, it is actually 13x21 unframed, which is large enough for me to complete in a couple of days.
Water color, 13x21 unframed
$150.00 plus $5.oo postage

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

2-2-10 "A Tribute to Winslow Homer"

I guess I could call it the winter humdrums. After several landscapes I needed to brake away from the norm and try something out of my comfort zone that would challenge me as well as entertain me. I wasn't trying to reproduce this painting (Apple Picking, 1878) exactly (as if I could) but use my limited talents in this simple likeness. Homer used opaque water colors (gouche) to create a painting that was very dark so th sunlight striking the bonnets and folds of clothing would stand out. I've always appreciated this painting and am happy with my results. I'm going to frame it today and my wife already has a spot on the wall for it.