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Sunday, December 30, 2012

"White Poinsettia"




White Poinsettia
5x7.5
Oil on prepared paper
$120


This is one of a series of holly and poinsettias images from my "A Year in Bloom" series that I have used for years to make holiday cards from. I am finally willing to let them go. I think that will help me to make new ones next year! A purchaser will receive a few of the cards from the series as a gift.


Colton Pond, oil, 12x24 Auction $150 minimum bid
Something new has been added! I am participating in the Hurricane Sandy fundraiser through Daily Paintworks. Artists donate a painting for auction and all profits go to Hurricane relief. I am currently looking for the best place to send funds and am open to suggestions.
The piece I am entering is now on auction. The minimum bid of $150 is far below the regular price of $470 so you are likely to get a good deal! The location pictured is at Colton Pond in Vermont, along rte.100 just past the intersection of rte. 4 and rte.100. A nice quiet and beautiful place to stop for a picnic! Long range views of the mountains and a very private setting. I was the only car there the day I painted this. It is a good sized piece at 12"x25" Here's the auction link http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/96551

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Poinsettia Center

Poinsettia Center
5x7.5
Oil on prepared paper
$120


This is one of a series of holly and poinsettias images from my "A Year in Bloom" series that I have used for years to make holiday cards from. I am finally willing to let them go. I think that will help me to make new ones next year! A purchaser will receive a few of the cards from the series as a gift.


Something new has been added! I have just decided to participate in the Hurricane Sandy fundraiser through Daily Paintworks. Artists donate a painting for auction and all profits go to Hurricane relief. I am currently looking for the best place to send funds and am open to suggestions.
The piece I am entering is now on auction. The minimum bid of $150 is far below the regular price of $470 so you are likely to get a good deal! The location pictured is at Colton Pond in Vermont, along rte.100 just past the intersection of rte. 4 and rte.100. A nice quiet and beautiful place to stop for a picnic! Long range views of the mountains and a very private setting. I was the only car there the day I painted this. It is a good sized piece at 12"x25" Here's the auction link  http://www.dailypaintworks.com/buy/auction/96551

Friday, December 28, 2012

"Pink Poinsettia on Gold"



I like how the pink of the flower plays against the golden background.

"Pink Poinsettia on Gold"
5x7.5
Oil on prepared paper
$120

This is one of a series of holly and poinsettias images from my "A Year in Bloom" series that I have used for years to make holiday cards from. I am finally willing to let them go. I think that will help me to make new ones next year! A purchaser will receive a few of the cards from the series as a gift.


Something new has been added! I have just decided to participate in the Hurricane Sandy fundraiser through Daily Paintworks. Artists donate a painting for auction and all profits go to Hurricane relief. I am currently looking for the best place to send funds and am open to suggestions.
The piece I am entering is now on auction. The minimum bid of $175 is far below the regular price of $470 so you are likely to get a good deal! The location pictured is at Colton Pond in Vermont, along rte.100 just past the intersection of rte. 4 and rte.100. A nice quiet and beautiful place to stop for a picnic! Long range views of the mountains and a very private setting. I was the only car there the day I painted this. It is a good sized piece at 12"x25"

Colton Pond
12x25
Oil on Prepared Panel

Thursday, December 27, 2012

"Holly"

"Holly"
5x7.5
Oil on prepared paper
$120

This is one of a series of holly and poinsettias images from my "A Year in Bloom" series that I have used for years to make holiday cards from. I am finally willing to let them go. I think that will help me to make new ones next year! A purchaser will receive a few of the cards from the series as a gift.


Something new has been added! I have just decided to participate in the Hurricane Sandy fundraiser through Daily Paintworks. Artists donate a painting for auction and all profits go to Hurricane relief. I am currently looking for the best place to send funds and am open to suggestions.
The piece I am entering is now on auction. The minimum bid of $175 is far below the regular price of $470 so you are likely to get a good deal! The location pictured is at Colton Pond in Vermont, along rte.100 just past the intersection of rte. 4 and rte.100. A nice quiet and beautiful place to stop for a picnic! Long range views of the mountains and a very private setting. I was the only car there the day I painted this. It is a good sized piece at 12"x25"

Colton Pond
12x25
Oil on Prepared Panel

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

"Afire"

"Afire"
12x16
Oil on Arches Oil Paper
$180


This started as an abstract to music. I knew I wanted the golden center, but was surprised at how it progressed. As the painting developed darker edges, I started to sense of something burning so I went with that. I love the linear quality against the background colors, and the hot center against the cooler edges.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Seagull

Seagull
9x12
oil on Arches Oil Paper
$55

The seagull by the shore, wave on the beach, the yellow beak, blue water. Ah, I couldn't keep it all abstract - do you see him looking at you?

Monday, December 24, 2012

Pink and White Poinsettias


Pink and White Poinsettias
5.5x7
oil on prepared paper
not for sale

I want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas as we celebrate the feast of hope and love - Let us carry our pain gently in our hearts and be held in his arms.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

"Perch"

Perch
6x6
Oil on Panel
$65

The bird is one of the several I keep for models; my young students love them and perch them on lots of different things to draw or paint them. I decided to join them this day, and perched the (who knows what kind of) bird on an antique metal mug (bronze, I think) that I found at a flea market. I did love the way his feathers got quite pink with a few spots of red to accent the basic peach-y color.

Friday, December 21, 2012

"The Lineup"

The Lineup
12x16
Oil on Arches Oil Paper
$180

Waiting for my "Young Artist" students, jars of liquid acrylics stand erect in the shadow-casting light. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Sad Snowman" Auction to benefit Newtown families

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: "Sad Snowman" Auction to benefit Newtown families: "Sad Snowman" 6x6 Oil on Panel Auction benefit starting bid $75 to bid click here This sweetheart misses his owner. Torn by the...

"Sad Snowman" Auction to benefit Newtown families

"Sad Snowman"
6x6
Oil on Panel
Auction benefit starting bid $75
to bid click here

This sweetheart misses his owner.
Torn by the horrific events in Newtown, Connecticut, I didn't know what to do or how to respond. I decided to think of the view of the toys, whose owners will never come home again. This is the first one I painted. For this one, I will donate all of the funds raised to an appropriate source to help the bereaved families of the beloved children who were lost.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

"Lotus Pod and Milkweed""


"Lotus Pod and Milkweed"
12x16
Acrylic on paper
$150

This piece is a favorite. I worked from a dry lotus pod and milkweed pod, drawing them freely in the paint over and over, overlapping. Then I applied paint by large and small brush, dry brush, and palette knife, absolutely enjoying the process. Some sections disappeared and some remained. I love the colors bouncing off of each other. I like how the acrylic allows heavy application of paint and many layers in quick succession. One of the segments of the lotus pod had just one seed in it and it felt special to me, so I gave it a great spot in the composition.


detail "Lotus Pod and Milkweed"



detail "Lotus Pod and Milkweed"


 detail "Lotus Pod and Milkweed"

Monday, December 17, 2012

"Light"



"Light"
acrylic on paper
12x16
$150

The first of the larger, more complicated abstracts. Completed the day the doctor told me he recommends surgery with a positive outcome highly likely for my cronic pain from spinal stenosis. To walk without pain seems like it would be heaven, like moving toward the light. I broke out the pearlescent paints. Scared but hopeful.


detail of "Light"



 Detail of "Light"


 detail of "Light"

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Confetti

"Confetti"
Acrylic on paper
$30
4x5 

One of the smallest of the new pieces, this just emerged after a session of playng with the acrylics. They are great for using layers because they dry so fast!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Un-Still Life

Un-Still Life
8x8
Acrylic on Panel
$65

I still hated that still life so I did this painting by taking shapes and colors from it but puting them down anywhere I pleased. Now I like the lively action in it.


Friday, December 14, 2012

Watering Cans

Watering Cans
9x12
Acrylic on Paper


I had used a still life for students and started this as a demo. I hated it. When they all left, I just had fun with it! Now I like it!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Color Study after Connie Hayes, #3

Color Study after Connie Hayes, #3
5x7
oil on paper
$25

Another interesting color study from Connie Hayes. The red just glows and I love the way the glow of the gold seems to soften everything.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Color Study after Connie Hayes #2


Color Study after Connie Hayes #1

5x7

oil on paper
$25

This is the color study from the back of Connie's book, a very unusual one, very exciting. Don't you just love the violet? I do.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Color Study after Connie Hayes #1

Color Study After Connie Hayes #1
5x7
Oil on Arches Oil Paper
$25

A small color study done form the amazing photo on the cover of her book. As with the other artists I admired, I copied her colors and proportions but not her subject matter. The mixes of colors that take her away from "crayola" type ones and just amazing. I learn every time I look at her work.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

color study - after Wolf Kahn

Color Study - After Wolf Kahn
9x12
$50
oil on Arches Oil Paper

I have been painting a lot of autumn colors lately and wanted to see how Wolf Kahn did it, so I did this color study from him.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Color Study after Richard Schmid

Color Study after Richard Schmid
9x12 Oil on arches oil paper
$75

The delightful painting hidden in this abstract color study is a young lady painting. It is one of my favorites. I continue to be amazed at how he puts colors together. I never would have thought of the lovely aqua and that subtle red. (if red can ever be subtle)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Color Study, after Richard Schmid


Color Study after Richard Schmid
5x7
oil on Arches Oil Paper
$50

The original of this is a lovely lady in a garden setting, lots of green grass. I am always taken at the proportions of color with this artist. And though he used a lot of neutrals, other color has an important presence.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

50 Day Project: "Color Study #5"

50 Day Project: Color Study # 5 (Wolf Kahn)
5x7
Oil on Arches Oil Paper
$50

This is the first of several color studies done from a favorite artist, Wolf Kakn. The color and proportion of the color is matched, but not the subject matter.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: 50 days - #14 color study

Lynne Schulte's Painting a Day: 50 days - #14 color study: 50 days #14 color study 5x7 oil on Arches oil paper $50 Ok, it is time to start showing you some of the things I am doing with...

50 days - #14 color study


50 days #14 color study
5x7
oil on Arches oil paper
$50

Ok, it is time to start showing you some of the things I am doing with my 50 days project. One of the things I am really enjoying and learning from at the same time is my color studies. They fit in nicely when there is just a small window of time to paint. I take a repro of a painting by an artist whose work I admire, and copy the colors. I also copy the relative size/proportion in the picture, but do NOT copy the representational image. I find this allows me to figure out what they are doing that I like so much, without being sidetracked by trying to do the same image. My goal is to somehow assimilate all this understanding so that when I am ready to move ahead in January, I will have more understanding under my belt. This piece honors Richard Schmid, a fabulous realistic artist, who wrote the book "Alla Prima". I thought his color was mostly neutral, but what a masterly way he works in delightful touches of color that bring the piece alive, like the pink and turquoise blue in this piece.