Sunday, August 29, 2010

White Tee Shirt

I absolutely love to do original oil painting portraiture.  If I am able to get a good likeness right off the bat, it is just so much fun.  This is the portrait in oil on linen of a young girl.  I think I did attain the likeness and I also like the softness of this piece.  Colors are all muted and edges are primarily soft.  This is not for sale.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Portraits to Watch

ARTIST Karin Jurick
Oil painter, Karin Jurick, is doing something that is amazing in portraiture.  She calls her latest series, 100 Faces.  She is painting 100 faces of people from their mugshots ...yes I said help her improve her skills in portraiture.  I find it fascinating and thought I would share.  The link to Karins blog is

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Beagle Buddy - This Painting is Sold

As promised, this is a smaller version of the previous "Wanna Hold The Puppy."  This is entitled "Beagle Buddy."  It is a 9 x 12 inch original oil painting of the love of children and their puppy.  Impressionist strokes are visible.  Palette knife also used.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Wanna Hold The Puppy!

Original oil painting done from photograph taken by the artist at the Saluda, NC Coon Dog Festival.  The smallest of the girls was a little upset that the other girl would not let her hold the puppy.  Loved the interaction and drama.

The beagle was so cute and so sweet.  Gotta love beagles!

The style of this piece is impressionist and utilizing a large amount of palette knife painting as well as loose brush strokes.  Piece is 12 x 16 inches on linen.  It is not for sale at this time as it is entered into a competition.  A smaller version is in the works and will be for sale at my Etsy (9 x 12 inch).

Friday, August 13, 2010

Curtain Call Original Pastel

This is a pastel painting that I have posted before so excuse the repeat but this is one of the paintings that was accepted into the Cabarrus Art Guild juried show!  I believe that the majority of the paintings are oil and acrylic but I have two pastel pieces in the show.

PASTEL ARTISTS that I admire include two that I have had the pleasure to study under.  The first one is Alicia Sotherland.  She is not only a fabulous artist and teacher but a great friend.  Please take a look at her work.  Alicia Sotherland Website

The second one is Margaret Dyer.  She does pastel figuratives and also gave me some tools for my artists toolbox during a workshop last year.  Margaret Dyers blog

Pastels are wonderful but remember if you buy one...must be framed under glass to protect it.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

New Original Oil Painting for Childrens Rooms - Baby Time

I am blessed to have both friends and family expecting babies this year. With that in mind, I am painting a series of original oil paintings that will be appropriate for a nursery. This is a 12 x 16 inch oil painting on linen. Included in the painting is an antique pull toy I couldn't resist on EBAY. This painting is for sale at both my website ( linked to the right or my Etsy store (another right link).

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Old Clock

Original Oil Still Life.

Willow Pitcher with Lemons

12 x 14 original oil. Contact artist if interested in a purchase by