Saturday, April 26, 2014

"Blue Bug" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

"Blue Bug" - 6 x 6 inches - oil on canvas
I've been quiet lately but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy!  I just finished a house portrait commission.  I can't post it until given the word by my client as it is being given as a gift.  Stay tuned....

I've painted this little VW bug several times and just can't get enough.  Whenever I see one, I always smile as it brings me right back to my childhood.  I remember when they were priced at $1999!  Such a fun and cool car.  

Sunday, April 6, 2014

"Early Spring" - 10 x 10 inches - oil on canvas - SOLD

"Early Spring" - 10 x 10 inches - oil on canvas

I'm lucky to live in a charming New England town with a beautiful town common.  This church, the First Parish Church United, sits on one side of the common and was glowing in the afternoon sun.  Because it is early spring, the trees are still bare and I liked the starkness of the scene.  I tried not to get too fussy with the details and think I managed to do just that.  I'm pleased with how this one turned out.  Purchase information is at the end of this post.

Ok, now for a little housekeeping.  In my last post, I asked you to come up with a name for my last painting of a wine bottle.  Below are the entries - thank you to everyone who chimed in!  I picked "Reflection" which was submitted by Paula M. I liked it because of the double meaning and it seemed to fit with the mood of the painting.  For my monthly give-away. I usually use to select my winner but for March, I decided that Paula deserved the prize - an original that I painted of Plum Island marshes -- congratulations Paula!

Big Red
Bottle a red (ala Billy Joel)
Call Me a Cab
Dreams and Desires
Eve of Bordeaux
Eve of Cabernet
For the Right Occasion
I'm being followed by a wine shadow!
In no ones shadow
Me and my Shadow
Mommy's Little Helper
Red Bliss
Red, Red Wine
Still Corked
Stress Reliever
Shades of Red to Gray
The cheese stands alone
The Pick-Up
The Shadow
Time for Reflection
Waiting for Good Dough
Whine No More
wine me up
Worth the Wait

"Early Spring" is a 10 x 10 inch painting on gallery wrapped canvas.  SOLD