Monday, September 28, 2015

Original Oil Painting Rock'n Gondolas


Rock'n Gondolas 

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14" x 18"
Painted on gessobord. 
 
This is a painting I made for my weekly painting class. It was the hardest one so far. I gave the background a white glaze to push it back to create depth in the atmosphere. When I painted the poles I tried to hint at a little back lighting so if you look close you will see colors on the edges where the sun is passing by. I spent a lot of time on the water. It seems to me that the water plays a big part as the boats do.  I love painting water and with all the reflective colors it was a blast! The poles were the hardest because if I messed up then I had to touch up the water or on one pole the sky. I hope you enjoying looking at my painting, a lot of work and time went into it but I feel every minute was worth it.   

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Original Oil Painting Eggs in Glass Bowl


Eggs in Glass Bowl

12" x 12"
Paint on gessobord.

My friend, Mary gave me this lovely glass bowl. So with a little trail and error I came up with this composition. The complexity of the cut glass design was quite a challenge but it worked so well with the simplicity of the eggs and knife I decided to go with it. So with lots of patience, many breaks and luck the bowl turned out. Painting something like this fractured glass design can make your eyes go dizzy so I took one section at a time, one dab of color at a time. I hope you can see all the work I put into this painting and hopefully I captured the sparkling bowl for my viewers. Thanks for taking a look and leave a comment if you would like.  

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Original Oil Painting Autumn Harvest


Autumn Harvest

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12" x 12"
Painted on gessobord.

Went to the grocery store yesterday and saw this colorful squash. I knew immediately this was going to be my next painting. So I looked around for vegetable compliments and found some roma tomatoes, pea pods and scallions. Now to get home and put a display together before someone eats it! My husband is very considerate and usually asks: "Donna can I eat this or are you going to paint it?" What a nice guy!

 Below is the photo I took of my still life. 

 

Monday, September 14, 2015

Original Oil Painting Glazed Vase


Glazed Vase

12" x 12"
Painted on gessobord.

I took a few days off to straighten up the house and yard. The garage is clean, the basement is sorted out and the flower bed is gone. I still have enough flowers to paint from but this one flower bed was too big to keep the weeds out so now it will be grass.
Well now that I have my chores done, I can focus on my painting.  I hope you like my little glazed vase. You probably have seen flowers in a vase but now you can see a vase in flowers. Yes, the top is slated and the black eye daisies are from my garden. These are the ones I saved. Even thou they look a little worn out, they fit the painting nicely.

I posted a photo of the still life I was working from below. Thanks for viewing. 

 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Original Oil Painting Jim's Cattle


Jim's Cattle

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12" x 12"
Painted on gessobord.

I painted this using a reference photo a generous neighbor let me download. The photos had only grass in for background. I decided it needed a little more so I added: pine trees, stream, rocks, fence post and a lot more color. My favorite cow is the closest. She is not having anymore of this silly business and is heading off the painting. Hopefully she does not take the viewers with her. What do you think? What part is your favorite?  
Here is the reference photo:
 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Original Oil Painting Late Summer Golden Daisies


Late Summer Golden Daisies 

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12" x 12"
Painted on gessobord. 
These are some golden daisies that came up with my petunias this year. I did not intentionally plant them. They must of been tagging along with the petunia plants I bought. What a nice surprise and that is what painting should have. I am always looking for happy little surprises with the brush strokes. Finding hits of color here and there in my still life and playing with them. Thanks for viewing my painting and I hope you find surprises in your day, too!