Continuing on with landscapes....I'm beginning to tame the color (at least a little more than usual). Restraint isn't easy for me but I like the progress so far. This scene captured my attention because I love the way the back field peaks through the trees.
It was time to paint mountains again. This scene was an early morning sunrise while I was staying at Redfish Lake last fall during a plein air event. The sun was lighting up the mountain tops while a subtle fog was lifting over the water's edge. It was such a peaceful morning!
If this looks a bit familiar...it is. I kept looking at the Wild Phlox painting from a couple days ago and it was crying out "yikes!". The field I had imagined was going to be much more peaceful...I was headed in a good direction with the trees then as soon as I painted the flowers...I went way way too far with color. I'm not sure this is an improvement or not...but it's much more peaceful to me. Thus, Wild Phlox is no more. That's the beauty of do-overs. The blues in the photo above look brighter than they do in real life...in a frame, the painting doesn't look too shabby.
Finally...a little landscape. I wanted to play with a yellow sky. As I've said in many a post before, I'm not too great at landscapes...but maybe someday I'll be satisfied with one. Practice, practice!
During the winter months, it's always nice to have steaming hot pot of tea nearby. I decided to keep the same composition as the coffee cup and flowers from a few days ago and replaced my coffee cup with my blue tea pot.
Having finished the 30in30 Challenge and creating my collage, I was asked if I had prints to sell. This is a question I've been mulling around for a year or so, trying to think of the best way to share my art with anyone who enjoys it without them incurring the cost of an original piece (yes, I'm frugal too).
So, I joined Fine Art America and put just a sprinkling of images on that site. I suspect I'll add more as the days go by. So, if you're interested in a print of a piece that's not on Fine Art America please let me know and I'll add it. You can email me at: email@example.com
If you're interested in purchasing a print, there are several options to chose from. On Fine Art America you can purchase a print, see it in a frame and select a frame and matting if you want, or purchase the image as a canvas print, even tote bag or throw pillow! Crazy, I know! There's even an option for cell phone cases, duvet covers, T-shirts, and shower curtains...but for now, I thought that might be a bit too much. If you disagree and want any of those products just let me know.
Have a favorite fly you'd like painted? Submit a comment and I'll contact you directly for the details. I've never met a fly I don't enjoy painting!
Well, a new month begins and after all of those fishing flies I just had to default to a small bouquet of flowers (something a bit more girly). My favorite composition is one where there's an elevated L shape thing going on...which there is in this one (the table top and the stripe down the right side).
This is a painting I've been thinking of for a few months...ever since I purchased a couple new kitchen towels. It's no mistake there's a couple of red stripes running through it...my favorite color.
Be Mine is going to Flying M, a local coffee shop where there's an annual silent auction to benefit the research and cure of AIDS. If you're in the area, be sure and go check out all the fabulous artwork on display! There will be quite a variety of works on hand.