Sunday, January 30, 2011

Landscape Cottage - instructions from Richard Schmid

I wanted to make you all aware of a great learning tool on the internet.  You can purchase DVDS and books by the great painter Richard Schmid, but did you know you could get monthly lessons with photos of each step.  Go to and you can subscribe.  It is reasonably priced.  I am not often attracted to landscape, but I did enjoy doing this one and like the loose, fresh look of the strokes.  His limited palette is also very nice.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Arm in Arm

Arm in Arm (8 x 10 inch oil on Raymar with palette knife
Contact Artist at propstanne@gmail. com for purchase

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sea Shell Seekers - SOLD

10 in x 10 in oil on cotton Raymar panel
For sale by emailing artist -

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Windy Sisters NOW SOLD

I absolutely adore the texture of a palette knife painting.  This one, I think..., turned out well.  The photo was generously donated in the Wet Canvas reference library.  I would love to hear your thoughts on this one.  It is a 10 x 10 inch oil palette knife on rough cotton Raymar canvas.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Your Table is Ready

8 x 10 inch oil on linen, for sale by contacting artist -

Monday, January 3, 2011

Bunny CAM - New Idea for Artwork

This is for all you artists out there.  I had to share a new place for your artwork.  My son and his wife, Thomas and Katie Propst, are expecting twins this month.  I wanted to get them a video camera so that they could share twin news with friends and family.  I happened upon the FLIP Video cameras and the website allowed me to design the front of the camera to match a painting I did for the nursery.  Thought you might want to consider for some of your works of art.  Here is the camera and the original painting.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Three is a Pear

Love the dark underpainting on this classic still life.  8x 10 inch oil on linen.  Email me for more information.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

You Ain't Nothin But A Hound Dog - Email for purchase info

12 x 16 inch oil on Raymar Panel.  This was a sheer joy to paint.  I used my favorite green, sap green and a beautiful peach color.  The dog models were captured during the annual Coon Dog Festival in Saluda, NC back in July 2010.  I am a sucker for a dog painting and hope you guys enjoy this one too.