I don't intentionally try to mimic the great Claude Monet's style, but somehow it might appear that way in this little oil painting. It was more about color. The blue, water portion was finished but I knew that something was needed for contrast and LIFE.
I've been spending quality time in the studio since my Open Studio event, but the time I had to spend NOT painting is taking its usual toll. Prepping for the event means de-cluttering, putting unfinished and unsatisfactory works aside, vacuuming, and generally tidying things up. Afterward, I have to reverse the process, to arrive at the chaotic atmosphere I like to work in. Multiple projects are in the works, but here's one I did earlier this year. Sometimes, when I'm trying to figure where a painting is going, I play with watercolors, pastels or mixed media until inspiration floats back to me.
This Saturday and Sunday, I'll be hosting my annual Open Studio. My sister, Jane Bailey, will share the space for the event. We'll be offering original art (framed and unframed), prints, calendars, and affordable gift items. We'll set up the tent for specially-priced original artworks.
Please plan to stop in if you're in the area this weekend! Browsers welcome!
An antique house near me has just been freshly painted. I needed to fulfill a long-held wish to capture this house, and a rare-these-days sunny day provided the opportunity. Here's one of the three (so far) studies I've done.
Study for White House #3
5.5" x 5.5" (Approx.).
Oil on canvas, unframed. $75 plus small shipping cost.
I'll be picking up the unassembled desk calendars today, and spending the weekend collating and packaging them. Ready to order next week! Still only $18 + $3 S+H. Available at Open Studio too — October 13 – 14, 2018.
I took a "working vacation" last week. I started out with a few oil underpaintings, which are taking days and days to dry enough to continue working on. Then, I pulled out my tiny watercolor set, a prized Christmas gift from my son, and sketched my surroundings.