Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Fall Leaves Watercolor

I don't do a lot of watercolor paintings. I usually like to have thick oil paint. However, I love painting leaves in watercolor. I like the way the watercolor runs and blends together. this painting also has some "secret ingredients" to add some interest. (I know I need to retake this picture ans try to reduce the glare.)
(close up)

Feeling Blue? - Think Hydrangeas!

Nothing beats the blues better than a cheerful painting, and the bright colors in these paintings will pick you up quickly. Thanks to Jill for suggesting I show these to you.
10" x 10" (25.4 cm) oil on stretched canvas with a 1.5" gallery finished side (no frame needed).
I love to paint hydrangeas! For one thing. I get to use my favorite blues. I like putting them against the orange and yellow background because it really makes the blue shine! I also like the texture I can use. Lots of thick oil paint gives them such a neat texture. (a closeup so you can see the texture)
The painting with just hydrangeas is in my Etsy shop.

This one with my violin in it is hanging in my office. It is 18x24 oil on stretched canvas.
18x24 oil on stretched canvas
These flowers are hanging in my lovely wife's office. She loves purple flowers, I love the blue hydranges and the red roses are for love. How sweet is that?

(This entry copied from the EtsyLux blog - www.etsylux.blogspot.com )

Friday, June 1, 2007

Hydrangeas in a Green Vase

This is my latest oil painting. I've had it close to finished for a very long time, but things have been rather crazy around Bear Hollow, so I haven't painted much for many weeks. I thought I had used cobalt green for the vase, but I just looked and it is thalo green. However, in this picture it doesn't look very green to me. As I've mentioned in other posts, my camera doesn't do purple and apparently it doesn't pick up this color of green very well either. The shelf isn't so black in person either. Perhaps someone should buy me a nice camera for my birthday...

This painting is 10x10 inches - oil on stretched canvas.