Friday, December 15, 2006

Daily Painting Holiday Card, "Partridge in a Pear Tree"

"Partridge in a Pear Tree"
Holiday Card
Licensing Collection
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This is the last post for 2006. I plan on getting back to it early January...2007
Meanwhile, I wish you all a very great holiday, a Merry Christmas, and the best New Year!!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Daily Painting Holiday Card, "Scotties & Snowman"

"Scotties & Snowman"
Licensing Collection

With holidays approaching and time evaporating, I am going to post three designs for Christmas, this one and two more. At the end of the week I am off on a holiday trip to visit with family and will not be posting again until 2007. Wow...two weeks I will be away from my easel. That has to be a record. I am already feeling withdrawal pangs.

I wonder if, when people look at my work as a whole, they wonder if I am schizophrenic. There are so many various media, subjects, and styles here. "Who is she really," I can hear you ask. I lament this at times. I notice the artists with reputations and followings have a "look." One look. One style. Usually one category, i.e. still life, or landscape, or portraiture.

I can explain myself. Trying to be all things to all people might come close to the answer. Using what was available at the moment might explain it. A journey through life and times might define it. From knitting, to quilting, to calligraphy, to watercolor, to gouache, to acrylics, to oils.... from illustration, to publishing, to commissions, to fine name it. I would love to hear what people think of this string of art on the blog. And should I land in one place? One media, one category, one style? What do you say? What is your favorite?

2007 is coming. Where am I going?

Monday, December 11, 2006

Daily Painting Still Life, "Two Lemons and a Knife"

"Two Lemons and a Knife'
Oil on Linen Panel

I have to say the actual colors in this painting are far superior to the repro on screen. The whites on the plate are more white than I think is showing up here. And I feel obligated to note that each viewer's monitor is different, so I am hoping people will get a really good representation. Anyway, this one is at eBay give it a try! Thanks!

Daily Painting Still Life, "One Apple"

"One Apple"
Oil on Linen Panel
Price: $120.00
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Friday, December 08, 2006

Daily Painting Floral Still Life, "Antique Pansies"

"Antique Pansies
Oil on Linen Panel
Price $120.00
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One of the great things about living in North Carolina is that we can have pansies all winter long. October comes and I head to the garden shop for the best ones I can find. The last couple of years our closest garden shop has had this antique variety that is just so extraordinary...subtle colors and a softness that the regular ones just don't have. I really do think they are beautiful. So tonight after dinner I ran out to my pots and cut some for this little painting. I think this is about as French impressionistic as I have ever gotten....which is saying something since I normally sit there trying to draw every vein. Ten thirty came and I said, "That's it." "Viva la France!"

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Daily Painting Decorative Package Design, "Quince Blossom Soap"

"Quince Blossom Soap"
Acrylic on Paper
Design for Licensing

I'm doing this one for the rest of the Daily Painters. You see, I painted this Quince Blossom Branch and sat there thinking to myself, "Now who or what is this for?" Do you ever ask yourself that? You've done this thing and now what? Extrapolate, embellish, and voila, you have a package design. All paintings do not work this way, but some of them I am posting this to show you what you might do with some of those paintings that seem to have no reason to exist. I will say this one evolved and involved the help of a friend of mine who knows how to manipulate images with type and layers that I haven't mastered. But she allows me to direct the piece into what I want. It's a great deal of fun and I appreciate her expertise and assistance when working on this type of design work.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Daily Painting Still Life Child's Shoes, "Two New Feet"


The boy has arrived! Yesterday at 6:15pm, Mountain Standard Time. Matt and Janelle have managed to bring us a big boy...10lbs.7oz.
His name is still pending, but Janelle definitely deserves some kind of award for the biggest baby in our family history!
Happy Day!!

(yes, Alan, here are some baby shoes again....)

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Daily Painting Still Life, "Pear 2"

"Pear 2
5X7 Oil on Linen Panel
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This one is available either framed $125.00 or unframed for $100.00

Friday, December 01, 2006

Daily Painting Seascape, "Gullible"

Oil on Linen Panel

Available from the Artist
$350.00 Unframed
$400.00 Framed
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It's hard to see the brush strokes and nuances in these little thumbnails. If you are interested in this painting, please let me email you a version with more detail. This would be a great Christmas present for someone whose heart or home is at the beach.

(memo: I retain reproduction rights to this and all of my paintings.)