Saturday, April 30, 2011

Ole`! Flamenco Dancer

Ole!!  6" x 6" oil on canvas panel
For sale on ebay starting Sunday, 6 pm PST

The fourth in the Flamenco dancer series. I had fun with this one, especially on the hands...I'm proud of them! lol!
Ole!! 6 x 6 oil on canvas panel (New photo!:))
Again, the quality of the photo really doesn't do justice to the original at all. There's glare on it that I couldn't get rid of in photoshop, and the background is lacking the richness in color that's really there. You'll just have to take my word for it! I can't wait to get my frames for these. I found a great company in Kelowna that makes beautiful plein air frames that will fit these perfect. Their prices are reasonable, and they ship to my teeny tiny nowhere town.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Flamenco dancer

"Bonita" 6 x 6 oil on canvas (New photo)

This has been a fun little series for me. It's neat to explore a set color scheme and subject matter, and see how many ways you can find to fill it. I have to thank Aline Salazar on Flickr for her wonderful reference photos. I have changed it to suit my own tastes, but I got the idea from her.
This photo is horrible, unfortunately. I can't seem to photograph anything with dark backgrounds successfully, and the contrast is a bit off. It hasn't picked up the richness of the colors of her flesh, either, but oh well. I've tried to tweak it in photoshop, to no avail. We do what we can with what we have! At least the expressiveness is there. This will be up for sale on ebay on Sunday night, 6 pm PST.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Senorita - painting a day

"Senorita" 6" x 6" oil on canvas (new photo)

I'm working on a series of 6" x 6" dancers, this is the second in the series. 
Thanks for looking, now I have to go paint, Cheers!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Dancer

The Dancer (new photo)
6" x 6" oil on canvas panel $49.99
A new daily painting for ebay
I loved the drama of this piece. I added the earring because I thought she looked like a flamenco dancer.
Thanks very much to Megyarsh on Flickr for the use of her fabulous reference photo.
Cheers, all

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Work Buddies painting a day

"Work Buddies" 6" x 6" oil on canvas

A new painting I did today. I've been working on a large one for the last week, and it's giving me some trouble, (as usual...sigh...) so I decided to turn it to face the wall for a week or so, and do some tiny little one-off's to make myself feel better!
This one will be active on ebay on Sunday at 6 or so...
Cheers! G'night:)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen--12" x 16" oil on canvas

I'm so excited! I entered this painting which some of you have probably already seen, in the regional juried arts competition, and it was accepted! Yay! So it will travel around B.C. for a while, visiting other galleries, and hopefully gaining me a bit of exposure. 
Also, I've entered it into the BoldBrush painting competition, too, and I know that this is a bit of a shameless plug, but, if you do like it, would you be so kind as to follow this link:
and click on the little thumbs up symbol that says "like" on it? Thanks, oh, and here's a new painting for you, too. I had some fun with cadmium yellow medium, really thick paint and a palette knife. Click on it to make it bigger:)

Sunset Cows - "11 x 14"oil on masonite panel $550.00 

I found it different to paint on such a hard, slick surface. It was kind of an exercise for myself in thick paint, and painting fast. I was trying to catch that elusive inspiration by not allowing myself time to think. It turned out okay, but I think the drawing is off a bit. Anyways, it was fun, and I'm mostly happy with it.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Serenity - painting a day

Serenity oil on panel 6"x6"  For sale on ebay April 3-10 

Hi all, not much to say today, I'm actually on my way out the door, but I wanted to share. I'm really happy with the way this turned out so I was excited to post it. 
The link is active now, so check it out if you're interested.