This painting was inspired by a photograph I took while taking a tour of N.C. Wyeths home at the Brandywine River Museum. If you ever get the chance, the museum and the tours are well worth the visit. I’ve only done one so far, and can’t wait to go back and do the other two. The Painting is 10×22, framed in a beautiful mahogany frame.
There still time to get your tickets for the Artplus Gallery studio tour. I am ready to go. The tour goes today from 10 to 4 and tomorrow from 10 to 4. The tickets are available at each of the stops, my address is four Matz Drive and I have tickets for you.
Another Nolde forest painting from a photo I took on an early morning walk. I’ve always loved the way light shines through the forest and attempted to capture that in this painting.
This summer I had a chance to visit the Biltmore estate in Asheville North Carolina. The gardens there are beautiful and I took hundreds of pictures. These particular lily pads fascinated me, I thought they were beautiful so I decided to paint them. The only thing missing is a big fat toad sitting on one of those pads.
I still had a lot of small canvases and frames so I decided to keep doing small works. Plus it’s fun! Can I say Christmas gifts anyone? If you want it, let me know before it’s gone!
My newest painting doing something a little different. I wanted to use the unprimed canvas as part of the painting, so I used clear gesso before starting. I’ve left portions unpainted, and used a very light hand with the background. The overall effect is very soft and serene. The painting is 14×38 in size, so very hard to photograph to show sharp detail. I took the photo while walking the beach on Lover’s Key Florida, one of my favorite places. If interested in seeing in person let me know!
A little 5 x 5 picture done a little differently than I normally do. It was fun and I think I might try this again sometime. I missed a few days in the challenge, I did some paintings I didn’t want to post, but overall I’m very happy that I did the challenge and I have a bunch of little paintings for sale if you’re interested!