Thursday, February 17, 2011

Red and White Pansies - Garden Painting

"Red and White Pansies
Oil on Linen Panel

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One of my favorite flowers in our garden is Pansies. Mostly because they don't fail me...except for the squirrels trying to dig them up all of the time. There is a garden supply company close to us who sells an antique variety that I particularly love, so that is what these are. Now that we are having a warm spell, the pansies are starting to perk up. If we are lucky we will have them through April before they take a nose dive. I usually plant them in October, but they don't look happy until spring.

Anyway, I took my camera out to the garden, which actually is in pitiful shape right now. But there they are, doing their best to come along and make us happy!

Hope you like them.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Off to the Pond

"Off to the Pond"
Oil on Canvas
On Hold

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Finished late this afternoon. I'm holding this one back to consider it for a show entry. The only trick with that is all that white paint may not dry in time, but I'm hoping it will. Thick layers of white paint always seem slow to least for me. I did add some galkyd in hopes to quicken the process. The show entries are due in under two weeks now.

On to the next one...stay tuned!

Friday, February 04, 2011

Off to the Pond -WIP

"To the Pond"
Oil on Canvas
©Cheryl A. Pass

Still painting options for the coming show. I've worked on this for several hour each day for the last 4 days.  The trick here is going to be the details on the ducks, their feathers, their personalities.  The upper background is finished for the most part.  When my husband and I went to Blowing Rock a couple of years ago, I took several photos of ducks around the lake in town.  This is a composite of photos from the inspiration of that trip.  The plucky walk and the determined looks on their faces always make me smile.

Still working....will post when it is finished.