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An ocean side view of Annisquam Light . The first Light house I ever saw as a child, spending my Summers on Wingearsheek Beach.
This painting was done very quickly with watercolor on very slick paper. I tried to get color on the page and basically leave it and let it flow where it will. Just some of the fun that you can create with watercolors. Different from what I usually paint. Enjoy your day. It looks like a nice one !
New WC ! I think it goes well with today's weather. Enjoy these summer like days before they are gone until next year. Have a good one> :)
This is my newest water color. I finished yesterday. I did this from a photo I took when I was in CA recently.
I do not know the name of it ,so if anyone knows please let me know. I would appreciate it. Most of my paintings are about the light. I love to paint the way light reveals and falls on an object. Enjoy your day!
My brother was taking some pictures while on his jet ski a week or so ago. He posted them on Facebook. The day was unbelievably calm. I used this image to paint from. A lone gull sitting at a "rest stop"! Actually they call these buoys "cans" This is gouache water color.
Straight from the garden, on the porch. I have been watching these grow all Summer. We have to keep some plants on the deck because we have many animals around here that love our yard and what we plant. It is great place to eat
Just ask them!! Anywho, The colors are so wonderful I had to paint these peppers. This is a new watercolor for you to view. Sending great day wishes !!
This is a new water color painting . It reminds me of 2 friends. So I named it BFF. These are from my garden this year. Flowers are few and far between, but I make the most of them. Enjoy your day :)
One of those days when everything you look at and paint just seems boring ,so I tried a different medium. This is painted with oil pastels. I keep trying to simplify. This done from a photo I took.
Another 6x6 incher! This is another new oil painting, it will be on ebay soon, if anyone is interested in purchasing. Thanks for viewing and enjoy your day.
New 6"x 6" original oil painting for sale on ebay, follow the link below if interested. http://www.ebay.com/itm/182270467759?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649 Thanks for viewing :).
Something else new I am going to try. I am going to have some of my small oil paintings for sail and up for auction on Ebay. That is so people that are interested can purchase small oil paintings at a very reasonable price. This is the first one above it is a new small oil it is 6x6 inches and I will put the link from ebay below if anyone is interested. thanks for reading and have a safe holiday weekend :) !!
This is a painting done from Wingearsheek beach in Gloucester,MA. I just sat there one day an enjoyed the view.
This is one of my newest oils. This was painted from a photo I took at Coffins Beach a couple of weeks ago. I though this mans chair was very colorful.
It;s a Rhodiful Day in the Neighborhood! Yet but another new oil painting. This one is 10 in. square. I like painting a square. It is a different challenge. It is always fun making it work. I really tried to push the color here again. I want to put as much color as I can with out making it to crazy. Sometimes I like to make it crazy ,but not this time .I think most people want to buy a reasonably realistic painting, One that they can identify with or one that has meaning for them. Trying to make it feel like a Rhododendron in bloom on an late Spring day. It is Summer today though and a very warm one . I hope all are enjoying it. These are the days some wait for all winter. Have a good one until next time :)
Here is another new oil painting, it is 9'x 12' I painted it from a photo I took. As I try to continue writing on this blog, ( that I hope maybe someone reads!) I like painting " white " paintings once in a while. It forces you to see and paint the colors that are in the shadows. There is so much color every where, most people do not see it. Artists are trained to see color, instead of just the local color of an object. We try to see the colors that are really there. You might think it is ridiculous! but color is there. Another note, I have a tip on cleaning brushes, after you are done painting for the day or you want to get a certain color out of your brush, (this is if you are painting with oils or acrylics) wipe most of the paint off your brush with a rag or paper towel, then if you are using oil paint, dip your brush into paint thinner, then continue to wipe the excess paint off your brush and then go to the sink and use soap and warm water, swirl it in the palm of your hand until the soap gets to be the color of the paint in your brush,rinse it and repeat until the brush is clean. Let it dry on a flat surface.When the brush is totally dry then you can stand it on it's heal end. NEVER stand a brush on the brush end in water or in anything else. it will ruin it. the glue will get soft and then dry out and the ferrule will get loose and fall off the handle. Do the same with the acrylic paint except just use warm water.
I hope this helps a little. If anyone does read this blog let me know I would appreciate it. Have a productive day, and keep painting!!
I am helping out this year, as I have done in the years before. We are trying to make the hall of the church look like a cave. So far, some kids have seen it and it is a big thumbs up! We try our best. So glad I have had some help. I always love to see the kids faces when they first see it. Then I get a good indication of how well we did. We are almost done for this years Vacation Bible School. Next week the children come to enjoy and learn about their faith. I will post more when finished. I always love giving back to God with the gifts God has given me. We all have gifts , let us use them for the good of others, and be grateful for them. Enjoy your day!! :)
This is a new small oil sketch ,it is about 8x 10 inches. It might be a little loud for some but, these type of paintings are good if you want to learn how to push your limits. Try to think out of the box sort of speak and try to limit color and expand your horizons. I know my subject matter is not very different but I have used only a few colors here. I have worked them as fresh and bright as possible. Simplifying shapes as I went along. I know it is not always easy to try something new, most times I try to do this, the painting looks the same as most others I paint. I keep trying. That is one of my best advice to artists. Just keep going, It is all about the process and enjoying it. If you don't enjoy it, maybe it is not for you. But also, it is not always about the feeling, most of us today live to much on feelings. We got to ignore the feeling and keep working at our art and craft. If this is what God has made us to be, our work will show it. You will see the light of God in your painting and others will to. So ,All that is my little advice for today. Enjoy your day, now! :)
This is just a note to tell you All that I will have a space this year at The Olde Ipswich Days. This is a great Art Show that happens every year in the town where I live. This year the dates are Friday & Saturday July 29-30 10 am-5pm
and Sunday July 31 10 am -4 pm Rain or shine!! We are hoping for the shine all day every day. I want all to know and to mark your calendars. Come on over and see me and my work. I will have prints, note cards, paintings, and other creative things I am working on. All For Sale! Also, if you look at the photo above you can see one of my paintings made the advertising postcard. ( bottom row, center image) See you soon! More info to follow :)!
This new image today is from another upcoming coloring page book of designs. They are a second edition of the link to follow. http://amzn.to/28XLQMw. This link goes to one of my Kindle coloring page design books you can purchase. I have been doing a lot of black and white designs on paper. Then I scan them into the computer and put them into books. I have found it is a great way to make a little extra money on line. This one above is sort of abstract , but I think most people know what it is. I have tried to draw it as a flower would feel to me. Some people might think it is weird and I guess it might be considered that way, as I see it and feel it, I am some what happy with it . I think it works as a design. It is not perfect, but I think art does not have to be perfect. To me, it has to be beautiful. I hope when some one purchases my design coloring books, and they ad their own color it gives them some sort of creativity and sense of pride that possibly they don't have the time or the resources to do on there own . So All Thanks for reading my little blurb for the day. I hope your day is a peaceful and productive one. See you soon! :)
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