Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Pink Garden Roses

"Pink Garden Roses"
8"x 10" Oil on Linen Panel
$150 + s&h
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This David Austin Roses are my absolute favorite!! They are the "peony" of the rose family and I so wish that I could claim these are from my own garden. There are disadvantages of living in a condo but when I get a chance to paint these roses I take the pleasure. The pink of this variety is an icy pink with touches of a warmer tone. The original painting appears a bit more of what I describe.

 I worked from a photo on Pinterest that was shared without a credit to the photographer or origin. I hate that I can't provide a name for you for the grower or photographer, 

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Sunrise at Murrells Inlet Boat Ramp

"Early Light"
12"x 16"x 1/2"Oil on stretched canvas
$250. + $15 shipping

I must have dreamed it but I know I wrote a post for this painting already! I've checked Daily Paintworks, Facebook, Small Paintings by Marilyn M King and Instagram. Nowhere! I remember what I wrote even but alas I begin again. I love social media and it gives me an opportunity to show my work in multiple places but sometimes the time spent handling the posts becomes lengthy. Just part of the job. 
Sunrises over this favorite spot are usually breathtaking and images captured are great reference for me to practice and do numerous studies of land/sea/marsh scapes. I feel that this was successful enough to offer here, hope you like it!  I see many potential study and painting subjects near my new home, the area so rich in low country beauty.  I am definitely out of my comfort zone, but working it out. 

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Pewter and Plums

"Pewter and Plums"
6"x8" Oil on Gessobord
$85 purchase here

I painted this a month or so ago and forgot to post. The background color changed a couple of times until I could call it finished but now it is ready to leave the studio and go to a new home. 

Friday, April 19, 2019

Murrells Inlet Cross - Sold

"Inlet Reverence"
9"x12" oil on linen panel

 I’ve been wanting to paint this special place where many in our community come to have a quiet time with our creator. What more appropriate time than painting it this Holy Week as we look forward to the Sunrise Service held here each year for the community. Happy a blessed and happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Garlic Bulb and Cayenne Chile Pepper

"Hot Stuff"
6"x 8" Oil on Gessobord
$75. purchase here

It is so satisfying to paint quickly, leave the brush strokes and complete a painting in one sitting. I'm still fighting my habit of focusing on detail and am tempted to blend the the paint too often, but learning a new way to see and apply paint is stimulating and gives new life to these studies. 

Monday, April 1, 2019

Strawberries in Silver Bowl

"Impressional Strawberries"
6"x 8" Oil on linen panel
This painting was painted alla prima in one sitting. Focus was on the larger shapes and colors and less on detail while painting my first impressions of my arrangement. Going forward for a while I plan on painting more impressionistic and enjoying the juicy paint and larger strokes. This is a stretch for me but I'm enjoying the ride so far!!! More to come. 
( alla prima : Wet-on-wet. Direct painting is a painting technique in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously layers of wet paint. )

Friday, March 29, 2019

Atlantic Avenue in Garden City Beach, SC

"Garden City Fireworks"
10"x 8" Oil on Gessobord

After painting and ditching several recent works I finally finished one suitable to post. I don't usually go through such a long string of false starts, so moving beyond that is so refreshing. This painting is of a small avenue my husband and I take several times a week to visit our local pier and walk on the beach. Often the clouds build up, may yield a short shower and then the bright sun bursts forth again. I've always been moved by the strong warm light casting warmth on the landscape with the gray clouds still remaining in the sky. Thankfully I think I captured that moment.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Figs on Antique Table

"Figs Spotlight"
10"x 20" Oil on linen wood panel
$399.00 + s and h
purchase here

I finished the figs today after the holidays and having a fresh eye, I decided to only put a glaze on the background and defined the front table edge a bit along with new photos. The first image shows good color representation but the cut figs appear a bit "posterized" so the detail shot shows the brush strokes a little better although not very clear. I spending way too much time trying to get satisfactory photos these days.
My Canon SureShot does a little better with detail, but my iphone surpasses the canon on true color. Maybe a new camera in 2019, suggestions welcomed. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and happy holidays!! 2019 almost here, lets paint!!!

Monday, December 17, 2018

Orange Sections in Cool Light

 "Orange Sections in Cool Light"
10"x10" Oil on a RayMar Linen Panel
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Sorry for the poor photo, this being one of many. The orange sections are a slightly cooler hue in the original but I could not get that subtlety in this image. One of the important elements of this composition is the shadow shapes on the wall and table.  The cool vs warm light on the objects is what this painting is all about and what I have strived to represent. I hope you enjoy viewing it and thank you for visiting my site.
Happy and blessed holidays and Merry Christmas if that applies to you!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Three Peaches on Blue Background

"Peaches in December"
6"x 8" Oil on Gessobord
That deep blue background makes the peaches pop and a perfect color for December.
Note that the photo is showing the foreground table edge darker than the original and there is a bit of black under the table side edge not apparent.