Saturday, January 30, 2021

snowy bicycles


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$120 - 6x6" original oil painting
Snow creates such awesome shapes! Like the fun bits on the bicycles. Snow almost outlines them. I love winter! To be honest, this painting was suppose to be about the bikes but it was the little quick brushstrokes for the footprints that were the most fun!

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

looking up


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$80 - original oil painting on 1/8" canvas panel
Today I drew the model (from a zoom session, super fun) with cerulean blue. Then I mixed up some lime green and some purple and just used those two colours, plus white of course. It turned out to be a challenging but very modern palette. It took me a while to warm up to it but now, I love the way it looks.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

tea and raspberry pie


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$120 - 6x8" original oil painting on 1" deep panel

The most fun I had painting this one, and really it was all fun, was the little raspberries next the the slices of pie. Filling the tea cups with a little dash of paint was also a blast. I'm really enjoying painting interiors. Traditionally interiors don't have people but I'm thinking... maybe. ; )

Friday, January 22, 2021

early valentines


$100 - 6x6" original oil painting on 1" deep panel. Sides painted to match.

These two cutie patootie daisies are getting cozy. They're already thinking about the next holiday - Valentine's Day. Thanks for the photo reference Carol over on DailyPaintworks! I haven't done a challenge in a while so - great to be inspired by a photo. Love the yellow and turquoise combo!

Monday, January 18, 2021

cloud studies x 2


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6x6" original oil painting on 1" deep cradled panel. Sides painted.

I love pink and brown together and I thought... can I make the clouds pink and brown... will it work? So, I went for it and I'm super happy that I did. This is the advantage of painting small and often - ya' try things! 

Then I decided to paint it in the usual colours but putting as much colour into the greys as possible.

6x6" original oil painting on 1" deep cradled panel.
Here's a pic of the first one again, with the sides painted to match.

Saturday, January 09, 2021

the tea shop


$60 - 5x7" original watercolour painting in 8x10"mat
Last night on Youtube, the awesome SketchingPlayLab held a live painting session. It was great to paint while they talked about art and shared their styles and supplies. This little tea shop is a different kind of interior for me, but still in line with my interior interest lately. ; )

Friday, January 08, 2021

the sunny studio


$100 - 6x8" original oil painting on 1" deep panel. Sides painted
There was just something about this little room that grabbed me, the minute I saw the light shinning across the floor. I knew I had to paint it. I added a few colourful dabs on the desktop and some pink flowers too. Then there's the exterior, I kept it all the same value but with a variety of playful colours. 
Super happy with this cozy room.

Friday, January 01, 2021

The Pillow Collection

$120 - 8x10" original oil painting on 1" panel
I ad-libbed a few tassels (so cute) and a few stripes on all my pillows. And I added a coffee cup. I love painting interiors. All the shapes and colours and overlapping pillows are a wonderful challenge.
Here are some close ups -

and the sides are painted to match -