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Monday, 24 November 2008

Cherries - My Original Painting


Cherries
Acrylic on canvas on wood stretcher bars
8 by 10 inches; 20.4 by 25.5 cm

I was interested in painting the red reflection of the cherries on the tree limbs.

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Thursday, 13 November 2008

Drama and repetition with location of shapes-Dock Pilings


Dock Pilings
Acrylic on wrapped canvas on wood stretcher bars
8 by 10 by 0.75 inches, 20.4 by 25.5 by 1.9 cm
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In this painting, you view a more abstract image although the painting is of a real image of 4 dock pilings. I was interested in the light and color of the pilings and the reflections in the water. The pilings and reflections are seen close up and this adds drama to the painting. There is also repetition, i.e. the pilings, the reflections. Repetition will add movement and animation to a painting.
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Impressionism, Original Fine Art Painting, Sunset Silhouette


Sunset Silhouette
Acrylic on watercolor paper
11.5 by 14 cm. 4 by 5.5 inches
& a 1.3 cm. (.5inch) white border

I was interested in using impressionist techniques. The dark of the silhouette includes strokes of crimson and green. The orange sunset includes strokes of yellow and red. The clouds are a muted purple and enhances the orange sunset.


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Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Soar - Bird of Paradise


Bird of Paradise
Acrylic on wrapped canvas (ready to hang)
8 by 10 inches, 20.4 by 25.5 cm

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I admired the shapes of the flower. I also wanted the viewer to soar with the image but took care not to let the flower soar out of the left side of the painting. As I have mentioned before, since the flower is seen close up drama and intimacy are added to the painting.

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Monday, 10 November 2008

Original Fine Art Painting, Lyrical Movement - Apple on Blue Drapery


Apple on Blue Drapery
Acrylic on Mount Board
8 by 10 inches, 20.4 by 25.5 cm;
includes a .5 inch (1.3 cm) white border

I was interested in the lyrical movement of the blue drapery.

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Saturday, 8 November 2008

Texture in Art - Glistening Snow

Glistening Snow
Acrylic on acid free mount board
7 by 9 inches (17.9 by 23 cm) exluding .5 inch (1.3 cm)
white border

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I love the ice and snow that covers trees in winter. I started having problems while painting. I knew my work included elements and principles of art but I just lost my direction. I knew why I wanted to paint the scene and decided this was best done with the element, texture. Texture in painting can be actual or depicted. You can depict heavy snow covering trees without using thick paint strokes (impasto). I love painting with thick impasto strokes and you can see this on my image.

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Unity & Movement - Outdoor Market


Outdoor Market
Acrylic on canvas on wood stretcher bars
8 by 10 inches (20.4 by 25.5 cm)

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In Outdoor Market, I emphasized the sun shining down on this busy market scene. Good paintings should be unified; they should have a sense of oneness. This busy scene is united by the dark colors which link together. If you squint, you see the dark colors connecting. I used brush strokes to convey the busy scene & moved the viewer through the painting with the diagonal line of the boxes & the similarity of colors, i.e. the red.

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Friday, 7 November 2008

Original Painting - Falls

Falls
Acrylic on watercolor paper
17.2 by 11.5 cm; 6.75 by 4.5 inches
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Saturday, 1 November 2008

The Colour of Snow - Original Fine Art Painting - Abandoned Barn in Winter


Abandoned Barn in Winter
Acrylic on wrapped canvas on wood stretcher bars,
20.4 by 25.5 by 1.9 cm, 8 by 10 by 0.75 inches
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The snow reflects the colours of the sky and other objects around.




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