Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Beautiful home!

This is a beautiful SC home commissioned as for Christmas gift for her parents. 11x14 acrylic on canvas, blue base color:

Finished:I love a grey building on blue base- I did some paintings of the citadel that were similar in color that I really liked as well!
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Monday, January 27, 2014

Wooden panel- my favorite!

11x14 acrylic on wooden panel. This piece was one of my favorites. A friend commissioned this for his wife for Christmas, and he knew she liked my Lowcountry scenes. He sort of cut me loose- and I love the photograph I worked from! I recommended this photo and wooden panel and he said "sounds great"!
I ha been saving his photo and I do a value study painting of it last fall- but had been wanted to work it out on wood in color! What a perfect opportunity!
I don't base coat the panel- I like some natural wood grain to show!
Painted outline:

I love commissions- don't get me wrong and I'm so thankful for them! But my 2014 New Years resolution is to build a little body of wooden panel pieces to sell- instead of bein 100% commission-driven. Wooden panel is my favorite and I feel like its a style in developing that's all my own- I'm not imitating the work of anyone else or the photograph to death!
You'll see on the price list it is slightly extra for wooden panel- materials are just less available and a little more expensive- but don let that stop you from considering it!!
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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Picturesque farm...

24x36 acrylic on canvas Christmas gift commission of a family farm:
Red/brown base color

Zoomed in view of barn:
And cows:
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Folly at sunrise..

This is a commission a from a good friend for his wife for Christmas! Isn't the lowcounty gorgeous? I did not even add any extra color to the painting- this is pretty true to photo! 24x36 acrylic on canvas:

I used artists tape to keep the Xs beneath the pier at the same height- such great stuff!
And as always it's finished around the edges and they have it hanging unframed!
I you're in doubt about what size I always tell people to tape the size you think you want in measured and cut-out wrapping paper to the wall, then live with it for a few days. ( I just included this tip here because I discussed it with this particular friend) Visualizing it is always better than guessing- and hings get smaller on a wall than you think!
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Beach walkway

Another 12x12 acrylic on deep stretched canvas commission. Orange base color.

I paint around the edges if acrylic on canvas so framing is optional- it has a finished look when it hangs alone!
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Hilton head...

12x 12 acrylic on deep stretched canvas- hilton head scene commission.

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Carolina dock...

This will begin a stein of delayed Christmas commission posts: 12x12 Christmas commission- acrylic on deep stretched canvas. I have many fond memories of growing up walking the long dock to a gazebo like this in garden city, or the short dock to similar ones at pawley's island. Aqua/ sea foam base color.

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