Sunday, November 19, 2017

Lemons with Polka Dots

Lemons with Polka Dots
Oil on Wood Panel, 6" x 8"
Available at $24, plus $10 shipping.



Something crisp and fresh, like the weather.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Walking By Amthyst Brook

Walking By Amethyst Brook
Oil on Wood Panel, 10" x 10"
Available at $50, with free shipping.



I really like the reference photo for this one, taken by my Amherst friend, B. I think it has an overall mellow yellow feel to it. B. walks sometimes at Amethyst Brook, and sends me lovely photos. Thanks, B.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Lemons and Leaves

Lemons and Leaves
Oil on Wood Panel, 6" x 6"
Available at $18 plus $10 shipping.
(pricing at $0.50 per square inch)



I liked yesterday's painting, but decided to do something smaller. So just a little snip of the magnolia leaves and a little panel, changed out the cardboard for some green paper, and here we are.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Lemons with Magnolia Sprig

Lemons with Magnolia Sprig
Oil on Wood Panel, 10" x 10"
Available at $50, with free shipping.
(pricing at $0.50 per square inch)






I had spotted a nice magnolia tree on public land along the bike trail, so today for my walk, I took along a clippers and found a coupleof nice sprigs. Don't the leaves look nice with the lemons?

Friday, November 10, 2017

Two Apples on Blue - SOLD

Two Apples on Blue
Oil on Wood Panel, 6" x 6"
Available at $18 with free shipping.
(Priced at $0.50 per square inch)



While I have the colors mixed on my palette.....a little guy.

Apple Trio

Apple Trio
Oil on Wood Panel, 8" x 8"
Available at $20 plus $10 shipping.



Yesterday during my monthly foray to the Food Bank, there were apples! Each recipient got to choose 6 apples, so I picked the prettiest ones I could find, these among them. I'm always happy for the produce.Fore everything, really, but the produce is especially nice.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Around the Bend

Around the Bend
Oil on Wood Panel, 12" x 16"
Available at $96 with free shipping.
(Pricing at $0.50 per square inch)



Walking downtown today, the in-town maples had turned, and I noticed leaves that were almost neon in their brightness. Gorgeous colors! Like the red-oranges here, so vivid. Other varieties were less flashy, but lovely yellows and browns. Don't you love the fall colors? We are actually almost done here, between the rain and the cold. BUT ....only 5 months until Spring!

Monday, November 06, 2017

Three Bosc Pears - SOLD

Three Bosc Pears
Oil on Gessoed Wood Panel, 4 7/8" x 10"
SOLD at $22.00 plus $10 shipping.
(priced at $0.50 per square inch)



This will be the last of the Bosc series, a sweet and short little series.
Since I've spotted a couple of fruit flies, it's time to slice and eat these guys.

Two Bosc Pears - SOLD

Two Bosc Pears
Oil on Gessoed Wood Panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD at $18 plus $10 shipping.
(priced at $0.50 per square inch)



I used a warmer (more yellow) light today, and these actually look sort of "golden" now.
Interesting, the difference in how things look under different color-leaning lights.

Sunday, November 05, 2017

Bosc Pears - SOLD

Bosc Pears
Oil on Gessoed Wood Panel, 6" x 6"
SOLD at $18 plus $10 shipping.
(priced at $0.50 per square inch)



A little deviation from the fall landscape series.
Some pretty pears from the Natural Food store here in town.

Friday, November 03, 2017

Swishy Iris Watercolor - SOLD


Single Iris Watercolor
Watercolor on Arches Paper, 11" x 4.25"
SOLD.

The first image is of three "card sized" pieces of watercolor paper taped together, so, a triptych.
It could be framed in three, or framed as one with dividers in the mat. 

If you are interested in the singe watercolor, send me an email to let me know.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

October Magic

October Magic
Oil on Gessoed Wood Panel, 11" x 14"
Available at $77, with shipping included
(pricing at $0.50 per square inch)



This one is as lovely as I can make it, the day was like this. Chilly, clear, sunny.
Perfect fall weather. Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Light Beyond

The Light Beyond
Oil on Gessoed Wood Panel, 6" x 6"
Available at $18, plus $10 shipping.
(priced at $0.50 per square inch)



A little palette knife painting today.
I hope you're not getting tired of the fall pieces, but I need to paint them while it's that time of year, fleeting enough.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fall Reflected - SOLD

Fall Reflected
Oil on Gessoed Wood Panel, 11" x 14"
SOLD at $77, with free shipping
(pricing at $0.50 per square inch)



Another fall piece, but in somewhat darker tones. I DO like the reflections here.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Light Catchers

Light Catchers
Oils on Stretched Canvas, 10" x 20"
Available at $100, plus $10 towards shipping.
(pricing at $0.50 per square inch)



OK. I hope this shows up all right, I've got it set at the largest size that seems to fit.I think it's my favorite fall piece so far, it feels sunny but mild. Not one of those crispy days, where all the edges are sharp and keen. It has a nice variety of colors, a few brights but not all. Yup, I'm pleased with it.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Foothill Blues - SOLD

Foothill Blues
Oil on Gessoed Wood Panel, 12" x 12"
SOLD at $72 plus $10 shipping.
(priced at $0.50 per square inch)



I've done this one before, but smaller. I just love all the subtle blues in the foot hills.
And of course, the rich fall colors.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Splash of Yellow

Splash of Yellow
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 12" x 12"
Available at $72 with shipping included.
(still priced at $0.50 a square inch)



This one is revised from one I painted the other day called "New England Maples."
It felt a bit stark, though I liked it. So today I made it softer, added branches, more leaves on the ground, played down the lemony color, made the yellow warmer. Better maybe, or just different. Maybe more appealing.And free shipping probably doesn't hurt, right?

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Maple Splendor - SOLD

Maple Splendor
Oil on  Gessoed Hardboard, 12" x 16"
SOLD at $96, with free shipping.
(Pricing still at $0.50 per square inch)



I did one a couple of weeks back of just the maple, and not much more, since it was a smaller board. But oh, nice to spread out and do the entire reference photo. The maples in New England are always so gorgeous at this time of the year. That I DO miss, but surely NOT the winters. Much easier getting thru a Maryland winter.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Almost

Almost
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 10" x 10"
Available at $50 plus $10 shipping.
(priced at $0.50 per square inch)



Revised from an earlier painting, more color added, a few changes, and a general touch up.
Better, I think.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Fall, Softly

Fall, Softly
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 6" x 8"
Available at $24 plus $10 shipping.
(priced at $0.50 per square inch)



The photo is not out of focus, the painting is soft, blended, with very few hard edges.
Hence, Fall, softly. I chose a small format this evening, since I had a calligraphy project that needed to get done today, and it left me little time for painting. But a small one? Doable.Isn't it appealing?

Friday, October 13, 2017

Wow Color!

Wow Color!
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 12" x 16"
Available at $96, shipping included.
(priced at $0.50 per square inch)



Since my Google search has been highjacked by some ad program called "searchencrypt" which I can't get rid of, I went to wet canvas (instead of my standby Google Image search)  and spent an hour looking at posted (to share) autumn photos. Found some nice ones, including this one. I loved the intense colors and the high contrast. Hope you do too, it was fun to paint!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

New England Maples - NA

New England Maples
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 12" x 12"
Not available, Revised on 10/20/17
(priced at $0.50 per square inch)

There's nowhere quite like New England in the fall. With all the maples, the colors are just amazing.
I don't think there has been a peak yet this year, but oh, when the maples blast their yellows and reds and oranges, wow, it takes your breath away!


Friday, October 06, 2017

Bird of Paradise (SOLD) and New Etsy Shop

Bird of Paradise
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 6" x 6"
SOLD at $18 plus $10 shipping.
(priced at $0.50 per square inch)


A bird of paradise flower to echo the new design of note cards in my newly created Etsy shop.

 Please consider a quick visit to: NJ Design Works https://www.etsy.com/shop/njDesignWorks


Monday, October 02, 2017

Aubergine Iris

Aubergine Iris
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 16"
Available at $128, with free shipping.
(priced at $0.50 per square inch)






This gorgeous iris has been hanging on my wall, while I wondered why it hadn't sold. So this morning I took out the blue paint, and turned the green background into sky. Much cleaner,  more dramatic.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Autumn Skyline - SOLD

Autumn Skyline
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 6" x 8"
SOLD at $24 plus $10 shipping.
(priced at $0.50 per square inch)



Another little fall piece, this time with an intense blue sky. The kind of sky I associate with a crisp fall day, a deep wild cobalt.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Maple in Fall Dress - SOLD

Maples in Fall Dress
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 8" x 8"
SOLD at $34 plus $10 shipping.
(Still at $0.50 per square inch)



This isn't color in full fury yet, but we'll get there.
Promise! The maples are my favorites.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Lemons and Brass - SOLD

Lemons and Brass
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 8" x 10"
SOLD at $40 plus $10 Shipping.
( priced at $0.50 per square inch)



Originally this was four lemons on white, then I thought it was too plain, so I put three on some polka dotted turquoise fabric. Then I thought about this little brass jug, and added that. The lemon I discarded was set aside onto an old black wife beater, and that looked more dramatic, so I found some black wool, and that's how a still life evolves. I'm not entirely happy with the jug, but it sure has drama.


Monday, September 25, 2017

And Fall Begins - SOLD

And Fall Begins
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 10" x 10"
SOLD at $50, plus $10 shipping.



I've had this photo reference in my landscapes folder for awhile, and I've been holding off, holding off, not time yet to paint fall colors.....but today, I finally gave in and started. I like this one for the no-sky background, and that gorgeous but elusive color of the muted shore. I'm pretty happy with the results.


Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Fly By - SOLD

A Fly By
Original Watercolor Note cards, Each Handpainted, with A6 Envelopes
Cards are 5 1/2" by 4  1/4"  when folded.
Watercolors overlap onto back slightly.
$20 the set, plus Who Knows...$5 shipping?

Below is how they look when packaged in cellophane sleeves.


So, a bit of an explanation. The note cards are an idea for a possible Etsy shop, for those times when my paintings just aren't selling. Other ideas include gift enclosures, cute little cards with delicate envelopes (not intended for the mail), paper bags with cool bag tags, maybe watercolor earrings....Ideas are free...so exploring along with my cousin and cohort.

What do you guys think?

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

I Heart Dapples

I Heart Dapples
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 10" x 10"
Available at $50, plus $10 shipping.
(at $0.50 per square inch)



I suppose if I put my mind to it, I could have found a "heart" to stick in the title, but this works too.
Gotta love those sun blasted dapples.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Fall Vignette - SOLD

Fall Vignette - SOLD
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 6" x 8"
Available at $24 plus $10 shipping.
( at $0.50 per square inch)



A taste of what's to come. For this artist, October is all about color.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Imperfectly Lovely

Imperfectly Lovely
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 8" x 10"
Available at $40 plus $10 shipping.
(at $0.50 per square inch)



OK, I'm tickled with this one. I've always liked the photo reference, which is of a scruffy backyard, patchy grass, dirt showing, nothing special, but with a wonderful blaze of sunlight. I painted it completely directly, with hardly any blending, fussing, or changing. So I get to be tickled with the results.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

The Winding Road - SOLD

The Winding Road - SOLD
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 16"
Available at $128, plus $10 shipping.
(at $0.50 per square inch)



I did a small version of this one on the 2nd of September, and mentioned that I really wanted to do a larger version. So here it is on 16" x 16" canvas, and I am really very pleased with it. I like the feeling of distance, the hills and fields in the background. It just turned out all around well. I think, anyway.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Hint of Fall - NA

Hint of Fall
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 10" x 10"
Not Available, Revised on October 17, 2017
(at $0.50 per square inch)

Just a touch of fall in the air now, a few trees shedding leaves already, some hints of color here and there. Nature makes up to us for ending summer, by giving us the glorious colors of fall, still to come.Though we can't complain, today really is like summer still, complete with mosquitoes!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fishing Spot - SOLD

Fishing Spot
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 10" x 10"
SOLD at $20 plus $10 shipping.



A slight deviation from my new pricing schedule of $ .50 a square inch, simply because I'm feeling rusty, after having been sick this entire past week. I'll get back into the swing, little by little. Feeling much better today, well enough to paint, take out the trash, clean up my kitchen, make a quiche.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Nearly Dried

Nearly Dried
Watercolor on Poor Quality Watercolor Paper, 9" x 12"
Available at $20 plus $10 shipping.



I've been dreadfully sick with a mega cold...fever, chills, snuffling, coughing, sniffling, blowing, you know. I'm feeling a tad better on my regimen of Day and Nyquils, even though those good drugs play havoc with my digestive system. What a trade off, right? I was able to play with my watercolors just a bit today, but it was on horrid paper, (we won't say what kind) so I eeked what charm I could out of my almost dried out bouquet.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Iris in Aubergine - NA


I have changed the background a bit, made it more scumbly. I am reposting on the DPW site as well.
Better, I think. Really quite a nice piece.

Iris in Aubergine
Oil on Stretched Canvas, 16" x 16"
Not Available - revised on 10/2/2017
( still at $  .50 per square inch)



I have a commission for an iris in this color, maybe with a bit more orangey brown tones, so this one is a practice run for the commission. I normally don't do this, but I had ordered extra canvas, knowing that the 16" x 16" are tricky to come by.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Late Summer Hydrangeas - SOLD


Hydrangeas from DJ
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 10" x 10"
SOLD at $50 plus $10 shipping.



I got from my brother a nice big armful of the late summer hydrangeas from the "Emily bush", and the colors are just scrumptious. The jug is also beautiful, a gift from my dear cousins B and J, an antique Dutch jug, so cool. (You will definitely see this one again!)  I just love these colors, a few weeks ago the hydrangeas were all in the pinks.





Little White Farmhouse - SOLD

This one is small, just a little guy this morning, but later hydrangeas.

Little White Farmhouse
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 4 7/8" x 6"
SOLD at $13.00 plus $7 shipping.



I liked the image-photo reference, and may decide to do it again larger.
I think that there is a bit of quiet charm there, with those open fields beyond.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Peaches on Stripes - SOLD

Peaches on Stripes
Oil on Gallery Wrapped Canvas, 8" x 10" x 1.5"
SOLD

Detail (close up) of the bottom and side edge. Painting extends all around the edges.
You can see it on DPW HERE.

Done by request by a collector.

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Into the Hills - SOLD

Into the Hills
Oil on Hardboard, 10" x 10"
SOLD at $50, plus $10 shipping.
( $  .50 per square inch.)



I love this one, with the variety of colors. I want to do it again, bigger next time.
Nice to get into a landscape, they are wonderfully freeing.


Friday, September 01, 2017

Lemons, Roughly - SOLD

Lemons, Roughly
Oil on Hardboard, 6" x 8"
SOLD at $24 plus $10 shipping.
( $  .50 per square inch)



This was uncomfortable, but I really want to be able to paint loose, so....
Big brush (okay, I cheated a little, just a bit) and only a little blending, concentrating on value and color, and holding myself back (mostly) from fussing. The idea is that from across a room, the details don't matter, only the shapes and values. So, if you sit back in your chair about three feet, don't they "read" lemons?

Here's a close up shot.



Thursday, August 31, 2017

Three and a Slice for Tea - SOLD

Three and a Slice for Tea
Oil on Gessoed Hardboard, 4.75" x 10"
SOLD at $23.00 plus $10 shipping.
( $  .50 per square inch)



OK, this one was supposed to be very loose, so I started out with a large brush, and we were rolling along nice and sketchy, until I realized that there were some drawing mistakes. Then things got tighter, tighter, tighter, until I am painting in my usual style. So hard to break from habits. Now I know I have to start out with a very accurate drawing in order to really get loose. Sounds like a contradiction, doesn't it? I'll try it and let you know.
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