Thursday, October 29, 2015

Pansy Sketch

This was a 45 minute timed oil sketch done on an 12"x 12" canvas panel.  I like the energy in it even if I feel that I need to do much more of this kind of painting.  I stuck right to the minute and didn't go back into the painting.  Good practice....Hmmmmmm....I am trying something a little different with color....what do you think?

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Floral Red Vase

I have been working on this 20"x 20" floral for the past few days and feel comfortable with this conclusion.  The direction that I have been exploring for sometime is looser than past paintings.  Could I push it further?  Perhaps, but I just want to let this ferment and then move forward.  The red vase is one that I recently purchased from a thrift store.  It was love at first sight.  The pattern is almost like Majolica ware; many bright and interesting colors.  I worked on the composition in this painting because I feel that is an area of vulnerability for me.  The last thing I wanted was a rendering of the objects.  Color was my main interest along with shape. Looking and observing impressionist painters and the way that they not only laid down paint, but also, mixed colors next to one
another gave me lots to aspire to.  What was lacking a bit because this is new ground that I am breaking was the direct emotional response to the paint.  I love the push pull of thick thin paint.  I always hope to use darker color and end up with light luminous colors.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Red Roses in Glass

This is a 9"x 12" oil painting on stretched canvas with thick buttery paint.  The colors are not quite right.....but close.  I may have to have my husband do a callibration on the colors of the monitor.  The painting will be for sale in my Etsy shop.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Salt Marsh --- Summer ---South Carolina

This is a small 4"x 6" oil painting on a Gessobord.  I have a computer now....new to Windows 10 and having to make adjustments with the camera etc.  Will post now on a more regular basis.  This painting is for sale in my Etsy shop.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Candy

I painted this portrait of my sister when she was just a little girl.  Pleased with the way it turned out...
Portraiture is not something that I do often even though I truly enjoy it.  Our grandmother took this photo in the 'rose gardens' in Portland, Oregon many years ago.  We used to go there every summer when she visited us.  Those are fond memories....

Savannah Theater

This little cityscape of the old Savannah theater is representative of the streets that line downtown Savannah Georgia.  I was lucky to be able to capture the scene with one of the touring trolleys right in front of the theater.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Pink Roses

This 8"x 10" oil painting happened over a long period of time.  Note the surface and its' texture.  I did paint this initially from life and then worked on it for many months referring to photos which I took before the roses wilted.
 
So good to be able to post again.  Hopefully my computer issues are over....

I used a limited palette here.  The palette I chose was cadmium red medium, quinacridone magenta, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, titanium white, lemon yellow, cad yellow light.

For sale in my Etsy shop.

So happy to be up and running and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, October 5, 2015

computer

Ok.......I have a computer and will soon be listing New work.......

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Hello....

Still no computer...it has been shipped and it may take up to a week before I can post images of new work.  I am sorry for this huge delay...thank you for sticking with me....
Linda Kay