Saturday, February 23, 2013
I was tempted to call this painting "14 Hands" which would refer to the bottle that has a horse's head on the label. But, for the sake of composition the horse's head ended up being a mere smudge of a reddish-brown. This was meant to be a loose painting so a very defined horse's head just wouldn't work. However, the horse was original inspiration (and I want to give him/her credit!).
Original Oil on Board
Size: 11 x 14 - SOLD
Thursday, February 21, 2013
I had to resort to some silk flowers for this one. I'll be so glad when everything starts blooming again. My roses are bursting out all over, but it will be a while before the blooms get underway. I really just need to make a trip to Trader Joe's and get some of their flowers.
Size: 6 x 8
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
This old seltzer bottle was purchased years ago when a neighbor came over and said she had a friend that was at her home and had some interesting artifacts she wanted to sell. She had lots of interesting items, but I fell for the turquoise glass in the bottle. I like the contrast of the red apples and the brass bowl.
Size: 8 x 6
Monday, February 18, 2013
I painted these lovely fillies for their trainer. I've been away from painting horses for a while so it was fun to get back to it. The photos I worked from had them in their stall with white fences all around, but I rather liked the idea of them being free to roam on several acres.
Size: 8 x 10
Saturday, February 16, 2013
This was a fun painting as most of them are, but the special part about this one was that I re-discovered the brass bowl that had long been missing. Originally I also had a brass platter that matched, but it is nowhere to be found. I love showing the transparency of glass and this container is part of a set that came from my Mom. She and my Dad had purchased a whole set of them at the Madonna Inn where they had stayed while on their way to Northern California.
Size: 6 x 8
Price: $65.00 plus $6.95 shipping
in the U.S. plus tax-SOLD