These are two more paintings I started at grapefest this year. Both were started with a diagonal under painting of new gambouge, winsor green, and alizaron crimson.One will be of leaves the other is grapes and leaves. Hopefully I will finish these works in the next few days.
This another painting I started during Grapefest at my booth. Hope to finish this one soon, I've had several inquiries on the progress, Christmas is approaching. Time to purchase artwork for holiday gifts. Scroll back through old posts, all artwork is 20%-50%off during the month of October.
I started this painting at while sitting in my booth at Grapefest in September. There are three others I started. I will blog as I work on them. This one was started with the matte-medium in a bottle and an under-painting.
This is a chalk pastel work in progress. Started last weekend but with all the classes I am teaching and moving my daughter back to College Station this weekend, I won't be able to finish this commission until next week. My fingers are itching to finish it.
"Pears Galore" was done as a demonstration in an adult weekly afternoon watercolor class. Students drew their own composition, tracing pear shapes. Then they applied an under painting, painted the background, then layered, shaded, and splattered the pears, fun was had by all.
I just love this horse, I finished this a while ago, but have to hide it from the horse's owner, she buys every painting, pastel, pencil drawing that I have done of him. I finished an oil pastel of him and posted on facebook and she asked my how much. I wouldn't tell her, I just asked her if she really had room for another painting of him. I won't torture her by posting this one on facebook.
Using winsor newton transparent watercolor all the layers show of the Texas flag, state and a cowboy hat super imposed upon each other. It has a good new home in Dallas; the studio wall is empty, time to frame another painting!
This painting is similar to a watercolor that I did several years ago. Several adult students saw the watercolor painting hanging in my studio and wanted to do it using acrylic paint. This is my acrylic demonstration.
"Snow Ponies" is the last of the series of nozzle bottle paintings I started last summer, actually I think there is one more in the stack of unfinished paintings. I am slowly making good on my New Year's resolution to finish all those unfinished pieces.
I have done several paintings of this scene in summer, autumn, and winter as 7"x11" demos; I finally had the time to do a larger one for spring, early spring. I like to splatter the paint for the snow but I do not like to clean up all the little white dots of paint in my studio!!
This is a painting of three of our horses, two have been sold. The photo was taken and a second later their ears were pinned back and
they were shaking their heads....wonder what they were talking about. I was originally going to name this painting the coffee klatch, girlfriends, or the gossip group; but when I started with the blue and green under painting it started to look ghost like.
More of the yuppo paper paintings. Several more to finish, you never know what these will end up being. It is fun to fill the paper with color and watch what appears,like looking at ink dots. I have several watercolor landscapes that are finished, now I just need to photograph them, I need a sunny day for better light, maybe tomorrow.
This is another watermedia painting on yuppo paper. I used Winsor Newton transparent watercolor paint and black gesso. Whenever you touch this paper it lifts the paint leaving almost white paper. The other horse in this battle didn't fare as well.
This painting was done as a demonstration in an adult art class. I purchased all the pomegranates, we all drew our view of the fruit. I used Winsor Newton watercolor on arches 140# cold press paper. We all took some home to use in salads and tried new recipes. Class demo work is discounted to $99.
This is another one of the unfinished yuppo paintings that is finally finished, although I may still tweak it a little. This was done on yuppo paper using watercolor in spray bottles. I have a few more of the yuppo paper paintings to complete, then on to the watercolors and acrylics. My New Year's resolution is to complete a painting that I start within one week and finish all those that I have already started, the pile is quite large.
This contemporary landscape painting was done on Yuppo paper using Winsor Newton transparent watercolors and gesso. It is brighter than the previous "Snow at Midnight". These are two of the yuppo paper series with more to follow.
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It is such fun to work and experiment on yuppo paper! It is dark and dreary and pouring down rain outside the studio window, my inspiration. I wonder how much snow we would have if it was cold, several feet no doubt, since we already have had about four inches of rain. They tell me weather like this sends women into labor, and maybe its true, since my daughter is at the hospital awaiting the arrival of her first child. I'd better get going!!! If interested in purchasing this painting contact Linda here.