Monday, September 30, 2013

Gray Dog....Day 30

 
8"X 6"
Oil
Raymar Canvas Panel
$110.00

This is my submission for Day 30 of the 30 in 30 day challenge.  For those of you who have been following along....Thank You!!!  Hope you will check back often as I plan on continuing frequent postings.  Thank you Leslie Saeta for a great opportunity!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Pink Peony Day 29


 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$125.00
This is my submission to Day 29 of the 30 paintings in 30 challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta.  I thought that this peony was going to be a snap to paint but is turned out to be anything but easy.  There were so many value changes that it was important to keep the Notan firmly rooted in the process.  This painting can be found here.

Rose

$100.00
6"X 6"
Oil
Gessobord
 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Peony Bouquet.....Day 26

 
6"X6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$100.00
 
SOLD

This is my submission for Day 26.  I am trying to get caught up.  Finally had to break down and clean house!!!  This painting can be found here for sale....

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Water Lily....Day 25

 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$50.00
Day 25....this painting was not destined to be what I wanted...but, I still like it and am offering it at a discount. 




Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Peach Peony....Day 24

 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$125.00
I'm ready to chill out after this one.  It was really HARD!   So many petals going all different ways.  I am pleased with the results.  I have to laugh at myself....I thought of showing a step by step process in the painting of this peony....but....never looks like anything until the last few strokes!  I am happy with this painting however I got here.  This painting is found here:

Monday, September 23, 2013

Double Peony ....Day 23

 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$100.00
I think that I love painting flowers most of all.  This image was a very satisfying image to paint.  I did paint this from a photograph.  I am still working with finding the most beautiful combination for Notan.  I think that sets the entire painting.  This painting can be found here.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Radishes....Day 22

 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
This is my submission for Day 22 of the 30 paintings in 30 days.  I appreciate having had the great opportunity to paint on a daily basis...I have learned so much...Thank you Leslie Saeta.  I have developed a process of finding my Notan in the beginning which is the bones of each painting.  For this I am so happy and indeed very grateful.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Broccoli.....Day 21

 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
My submission for Day 21 in the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge is Broccoli!  This was a very fun painting to paint!  I find it easier to walk more fully in abstraction which is where I want to wander.  I have developed a nice system for my preliminary drawing and under painting which I will show you by way of video hopefully in my next painting.  This painting can be found here.

Apple...Day20

 
6"X 6"
Oil
Stretched Canvas
I am catching up now...I chose this relatively simple still life today.  I enjoyed painting it so much.  There has been much attention to color as value that I have been studying and it is paying off.  I am very pleased with this apple.  This painting is my submission to Day 20 of the 30 in 30 challenge.  This painting is found here.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Christmas Bird

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6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
 
This is really late being listed and for that matter painted!  I had many things going on and I am just now trying to finish a painting for Day 19.  The little bird is a Christmas ornament and so is the silver glass ball. The bird is gold and sparkly.  I tried to capture some of the sparkle and am not sure if it translated.  The wings are gossamer with a very fine light color netting.  It was fun to paint.  I have tried unsuccessfully many times.  This time I understood value much better as well as color.  It is fun to try new things.  The 30 in 30 challenge has for some reason left me more able to experiment.  This painting can be found here.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Green grapes on Red Plate

 
 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$100.00
What is the lesson about color?  You may have a set up with specific colors but they are merely color notes that can be changed as the painting progresses.  I work process which is the way that I painted when I was working purely abstractly.  In that progression colors are added and removed until the painting looks and feels right.  In this painting I was attracted to the color of the grapes and that is how I built the composition.  The translucent of the grapes just drew me right in and gave me a reason to paint.  It is a little like love at first sight.
This is my submission to Day 18 of the 30 in 30 challenge.  This painting can be found here.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Jar of Olives.....Day 17

 
6"X6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$100.00
 
 
 

I am sweating bullets...I wipe this baby out about 4 times and finally brought it to a conclusion!  I was actually going for almost full abstraction.  Pushing the limits was my intention and still maintaining some semblance of reality.  I was looking at the work of Kathryn Kehoe yesterday and that is something that I admire about her work; especially her still life paintings.  If you haven't had an opportunity to look at her work I encourage you to do so.
As I have said many times about my work...I walk with one foot in abstraction and the other in realism.  It is pretty much the way that I approach life.  I like to go to the smallest denominator and then see how close to representation I can come.
 This painting can be found here.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Ketchup... Day 16

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8"X 6"
Oil
Raymar Canvas Panel
NFS
 

This is my submission to Day 16 of the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge.  This is a commission.

Monday, September 16, 2013

All Smiles...Day 15

 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$100.00

This is my submission for Day 15 of the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge.  Isn't she the cutest little dog....all full of smiles....this is for Marie....Thank you so much for letting me paint Mitzy!  What a little cutie...so much fun...she is in her dark red designer sweater.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Pear in a Cup ...Day 14

 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$100.00

This pretty little cream and sugar clear glass set was a lucky find at a recent trip to the thrift shop.  When I finished with this painting I was amazed at how graphic it turned out.  It has an almost Matisse like feeling to it.  This is my Day 14 submission to the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta.  This painting can be found here.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Black Cat...Day 13



 
 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$100.00
This is Molly's black cat and she is a beauty.  Black is an interesting color to paint.  I chose a very deep blue violet color as my black.  I am entering this painting as my entry for Day 13 of the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge.  This painting can be found here.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Ornament.....Day 12

 
6"X6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$100.00
This is my submission for Day 12 of the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta.  All I can say is WHEW!!  What a challenge indeed!  Fun though!  This painting can be found here.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Olives

 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$100.00
This is my submission to Day 11 of the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge.  These humongous olives were so much fun to paint.  I kept the piece very abstract.

Anatomy of a Painting

Anatomy of a Painting

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New Video.....Pet Portraiture

Pet Portraiture

Coco....Day 10

 
6"X 8"
Oil
 Raymar Canvas Panel
$110.00

This is my submission for Day 10 to the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta.  This is a new venture for me and I ammmmmm lovvvvving it!  If you are interested in having your pet's painting by me just email me. Send a good jpg. with strong light and shadow ...no flash...and I will post it on my FB page for you to view.  No obligation to purchase.  This gives me a chance to further challenge myself as a painter.  Send your jpg. to lindahunt@hargray.com.
This painting can be found here.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Tabby Cat....Day 9

 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$125.00
 
This is my submission to Day 9 of the 30 paintings in 30 Day Challenge.  My very first cat painting!  I am happy with it.  If you have a cat picture that you would like me to paint I will post it to my facebook page!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Two Pears...Day 8

 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$125.00
This is my submission for Day 8 of the 30 paintings in 30 challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Serious Sadie.....Day 7


 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$125.00
This is my submission for the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta. This painting is found here.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Sadie ....Day 6

 
6"x 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$125.00
This is my submission for Day 6 of the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta.
This painting can be found here.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Fresh Strawberries....Day 5

 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$125.00
This is my submission for Day 5 of the 30 paintings in 30 challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta.  This painting can be found here

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Stella.... Day 4


 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$125.00
This is my entry for Day 4 of the 30 paintings in 30 day challenge hosted by Leslie Saeta. 
This painting is found here.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Red Rose Bud..... Day 3

 
 
6"X 6"
Oil
Ampersand Gessobord
$125.00
 
 

It is Day 3 and this is my entry for the challenge.  My roses are still alive and so I will work from them until they wilt.  Feeling nice and loose!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013