Wednesday, August 5, 2009

West Jordan Plein Air Entry

The colors of a Carnival. I started this in plein air for the West Jordan Fourth of July celebration. It's now going to be judged to see it has won a prize. I am keeping my fingers crossed. You never know with competitions what will win-if it's the subject matter or the quality of the work. With this piece I really enjoyed painting the colors, which were mostly right out of the tube. The lettering was tricky, trying to keep a steady hand.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Redo! My Dad's Face

I painted this piece early and was quite happy with it, but then I gave it a few months and found I wasn't that happy with it. So, I wanted to try it again. Now, I am much happier with the results. Each painting I feel more confident in my technical abilities. Learning more about soft and hard edges.....thicker paint and thicker paint. I have another landscape to post soon. Waiting for it to dry.

Contemporary Portrait

Rather than paint a stuffy portrait, I wanted to paint someone that has a different sense of style and isn't afraid to be different. It was a challenge to paint the graffiti in the background, because it was painted brick with paint on top of that. So if I painted all the colors of the graffiti, it was too distracting from the figure.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ed in the Sun

Still working on more studies of people. This piece in oil on panel. I should be posting a few new pieces soon. I have been working on another self-portrait from life, which has been challenging.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Iris Line Study

12"x12" Mixed Media on Panel. Newspaper and oil. $225

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Rainy Day Landscape

Oil on Canvas, 5"x7" $150

Night Time Butterflies

Oil on Canvas, 30"x24" $1,250

Bonsai in Bloom

Oil on Canvas, 36"x24" $1,350 I like the contrast of the white flowers with the dark background.

Poppy Line Study

Newspaper and oil. 12"x12" on board. $225

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Painting of Ed

36"x18" Oil on Canvas, $1,1,250. Ed is the owner of Ice Works in Salt Lake City.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Spring Rain

30"x24" Oil on Canvas. $1,250

Tia Looking Forward

24"x20" Oil on Canvas, $950 Tia is a dance teacher in Salt Lake. She has the toned arms to prove it!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Koi Line Study

12"x12" Mixed Media $225. I will do a few more pieces similar to this as a study for a bigger painting. It seems childish to me, but simple and clean. It really pops out. The texture and design of the newspaper make it different. My mother-in-law helped cut. She didn't understand why I would be cutting paper out and gluing it to a board. She just figured it was "art". She was a good sport.

The Realist Cartoon

8"x10" Oil on Canvas. Self portrait. $350