Wednesday, December 19, 2012


Ghosts
Castle of Fülek, Fiľakovo, Slovakia
9.5" x 13"   oil on board
The Daily Paintworks    $75.


 The Virtual Paintout is a challenge to paint from the Google Street View. We went to Slovakia  this month, and looking for something interesting to paint, and I came upon this old castle up on a hill. Time went crazy while I painted. Day became night, the past became the present, everything got all mixed up! And ghosts, ghosts were everywhere - peasants dwelling in that stone hut up close, war councils in the big tower. Knights on chargers, jousting in the car park below, their horses' hooves thundering on the pavement.

 To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks, or by visiting me at my Facebook page. Thank you for stopping to look.



Friday, December 7, 2012

Approaching Storm
Cuesta Park Annex
11" x 14" oil on canvas
 $110.

This pistache tree and the one behind it were showing their most vibrant colors. The sky was changing, sun to clouds, clouds to sun, shadows would come and go, and occasionally a few drops of rain would fall. It was a terrific day to be out painting at the Annex at Cuesta Park!

This painting covers all sides of the canvas, it can be framed traditionally, creativly, or you could hang it just as it is.



To purchase this painting, simply click on the Paypal "Buy Now" logo, or The Daily Paintworks logo on your left. To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks. You can also see more of my plein air work at Plein Air Artists, a wonderful website devoted to plein air painting.



Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Autumn Woods
New Brunswick, Canada 
9.5" x 13"  oil on board
$45.


The Virtual Paintout has traveled to New Brunswick, Canada for the month of November, and I stopped to paint this lovely stand of trees.  They seemed to be in harmony with this autumn season. It seems like I could have been standing out there on the roadside painting just yesterday.

You can purchase this piece by clicing on the Paypal "Buy Now" button on your left. To see more of my paintings, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Change of Seasons
22" x 28" oil on canvas
n/a

Sadly, it comes - the finish of another summer. Bright, beautiful days come to an end and autumn takes over. The tomatoes and zucchini finish up, winter greens begin to grow, leaves turn color and fall, the seasons move on.

Not being a "fall" person, it took a few years to paint this one. I'd work on it a while, then put it away in favor of the winter still-lifes. Then, as the next summer ended I would pick it up and work on it some more. Always, as I painted it, this song stuck in my head. It's from Richard Strauss' Four Last Songs, called "September". I know, it's past September now - past Halloween, but it seems to fit this painting. It is beautiful music. Listen, and see if it doesn't just fit the mood of this piece.







On another note, I had the honor recently of being selected as the Women's Press Artist of the week. They chose a nice spring picture, which I thought contrasted nicely with our current season. Thank you, Sonia Paz Baronvine-Silva for choosing my artwork.

To see more of my paintings you can visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks or see my Facebook Page by clicking here

Friday, October 26, 2012

Frosty Morning
Hrvatska Dubica, Croatia
9.5" x 13"  oil on board
sold

This month, The Virtual Paintout is traveling through Croatia. In Hrvatska Dubica, near the Bosnia and Herzegovina border, I found that winter frosts were still dominating the landscape, even though the trees were blooming with spring blossoms. The early morning fog seems very atmospheric and full of mystery.


You can see more of my work at my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks. 


Sunday, October 21, 2012

Zinnia Gathering
 11" x 14"    oil on canvas
gifted

The zinnias are still going strong in my garden. Their many colors and types encouraged me to gather them up and paint them, using lots of thick paint in contrasting colors. It was really a lot of fun!

This picture is painted on all sides, so you could frame it in a ready-made frame, get really creative with the framing, or just hang it as is. 




If you would like to own this piece you can click the Paypal logo on your left, or contact me, directions above, on your left. You can see more of my work by visiting my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks, or or the Artists de Studio. Thank you for stopping to look.



Sunday, October 7, 2012


A Day on the Lake
14" x 18" oil on canvas
95.

It was a beautiful day at Shoreline Park. Everybody on the lake was having a wonderful time - especially me! 

Although I started this painting at the lake, I finished it in the studio, and added a lot of detail. I think it makes for a more interesting picture, lots to look at.

You can see more of my work by going to my Gallery page at  The Daily Paintworks.  Thank you for looking!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Cuesta Park Annex
11" x 14"  oil on canvas
  $95

It was a bright summer morning at the Annex, as you can see. The mountains, though usually appearing blue, took on a violet hue, and that large tree had leaves that seemed like lacework in front of them. I had to paint fast to capture it as I saw it.

This piece is painted on all sides, so it can be hung as is, or can be framed up nicely.


This plein air painting is also showing on my page at the Plein Air Artists site, there are tons of wonderful plein air paintings there, you can visit there by clicking the logo on your left, or clicking here. I hope you will visit my Gallery at The Daily Paintworks as well. Thank you for looking.




Sunday, September 23, 2012

Yellow Fields
13" x 9.5 " oil on board
  $75

While traveling with The Virtual Paintout through Zealand, in Denmark, I could not resist stopping to paint these yellow mustard fields. They seemed to glow under the lowering skies.

You can buy this piece by to my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks., where you can see more of my work. Thank you for looking! 



Sunday, September 16, 2012

Windmill at Lyngby
Zealand, Denmark
9" x 12" oil on canvas 
 $50.

Everybody associates windmills with Holland, but Denmark has it's share of them. The Virtual Paintout went to the island of Zealand this month, and I found several wonderful places to stop and paint from the Google maps. I came across this windmill in Lyngby, near Copenhagen, at the Open Air Museum.

This painting has been painted on all sides - minimaly, so you could have it framed, or hang it just as it is.  




To see more of my work please visit my gallery page at The Daily Paintworks, or visit my Facebook page, Patricia Musgrave - Paintings. If you would like to own this piece, simply click on the "Buy Now" Paypal logo on your left. Thanks for stopping to look!





Saturday, September 1, 2012

Afternoon Shadows
9" x 12"  oil on canvas
  $75.

Flowering trees in summer - one of life's simple little pleasures.


This piece has been painted on all sides, you can frame it up or hang it just as it is.





If you would like to own this little picture, you can do so by clicking the Daily Paintworks logo above, or by clicking on the Paypal logo to your left.. You can see more of my work by going to my gallery page at  The Daily Paintworks.  Thank you for looking!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The Virtual Paintout

Spiky Bridge, Swansea
9.5" x 13"  oil on board
$75.

This month, The Virtual Paintout is traveling around Tasmania, the big island just south of Australia. Riding the highway via the Google maps, I came upon this interesting bridge, purely by chance. Built in 1843, it was built of local stone by convict labor. Jagged, spiky rocks were used on the sides of the bridge, but the reason why remains unclear - some say for decoration, others say to keep cattle from straying off the sides. You have to agree, it's very picturesque.  

If you would like to own this piece,  you can go to my Gallery page, where you can see more of my work at The Daily Paintworks.  Thank you for looking!


Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Gift
oil on wrap around canvas 
12" x  12"
 sold


These wonderful gerbara daisies came to us as a gift. Planted in this nice little pot, they started as a kind thought, went on to be a table decoration and ended up as a painting! Thank you again to my family for their generosity, even if this thoughtful gift was not exactly meant for me!


This piece needs no framing - although you could, of course. Painted on all sides, it hangs flat against the wall.    



This painting can be purchased by clicking on the Pypal logo, or The Daily Paintworks logo on the left. It can also be purchased as a print from Fine Art America.

 You can see more of my work by visiting my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks, or or the Artists de Studio. Thank you for stopping to look!



Sunday, August 5, 2012

Canal Scene
20" x 24"  oil on canvas
$400.

In Venice, most walkways lead to a canal. Some canals are very small, coming right up to someone's back door or garden wall. Some have beautiful little bridges over them. Passing over such a canal on an elegant little bridge is where I found this quiet scene.


To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery at The Daily Paintworks.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

San Gimignano, Italy

The Olive Grove
16" x 20"   oil on canvas 
 $125.

San Gimignano, famous for its many towers, is where I "found" this painting. In recent years it has become quite the tourist town - loads of people flocking in to see the towers, visit the churches and all those cute little shops. They also come to see the stunning views. But if you stay and explore the city, you find these quiet corners, like this olive grove. I found these old olive trees beside a small community of houses, which spoke of a place where people live and work. The quality of light on this Tuscan spring day was as important to catch as the as beauty of the countryside itself. 

To purchase this painting please click on the Paypal logo on your left. You can see more of my work by visiting my Gallery at the Daily Paintworks. Thank you for stopping to look.




Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Virtual Paintout

River Scene
Soi Thana Sap, Bangkok, Thailand
13" x 9.5" oil on board
n/a

The Virtual Paintout is traveling through Thailand for the month of July. I was looking for a scene that would not only be fun to paint, but would also express the character of this unique country itself. I was captivated by the way the people here live right up to and on the river. Although this is a less prosperous neighborhood, I found a certain appeal to it, rustic but serene, you can see what I mean by clicking here.


To see more of my work you can visit my Gallery at the Daily Paintworks, or visit other sites listed to your left. 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Sunflowers (Tweaked)


Sunflowers
8" x 10" oil on canvas
sold 

 Look familiar? Yes, this is the same painting from my last post - almost! Cheezy, I know, but I realized that it was not quite as I wanted, so I am reposting  it after making some changes. Can you tell what they are? 

All other aspects of this post are the same, so for the same links and bits of fascinating information, please scroll down to the next (last) post!

(If you would like to purchace this painting, please click the Paypal logo to your left.)


Thank you for stopping to look!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Sunflowers

Sunflowers
8" x 10" oil on canvas
n/a

It is summertime again, time for wonderful things, like these sunflowers! Put them with a flowing scarf and you have a still-life set up!


You can see more of my work by visiting my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks. I also show work at Artistes de Studio, a site that features studio pieces (as opposed to plein air), and Fine Art America, where one can go to order prints and cards, as well as buy paintings. You can also buy this piece directly from me by clicking on the Paypal icon on your left.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Pink Peony
8" x 10"  oil on canvas
sold
 
This peony and her sisters are all stars in a bigger garden painting still in progress. Painting them in broad strokes made me want to study them closely, to find out exactly how they were made and how to paint them. No small task, let me tell you, but worth it. 

Please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks to see more of my work. 

Another site that is fun to look at is The Artists de Studio, which has studio work as opposed to plein air. With plein air painting you are out doors, painting what you see, but in the studio you can refine and enhance your work until you get what you want!

To purchase this or any other available painting (by me) simply click on the Paypal logo on your left. Thank you.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Abandoned?
Kuldigas , Latvia
9.5" x 13"   oil on board
 $65

The Virtual Paintout went to Latvia this month, so I rode up and down the highway looking for something interesting to paint. There was a lot of great scenery, Latvia is a picturesqe place. But this is what stopped me short... What was going on here? Was this an abandoned house or barn? A church? Why is this building in ruins when all the homes and farms around it seem to be prospering? You can see for yourself by clicking here... I was intrigued by this scene because it asked more questions than it answered. There's a story here, a mystery - I am curious to know what it is.

You can see more of my work by visiting my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks.



Sunday, June 17, 2012

San Gimignano, Italy

Along the Walls of San Gimignano
14" x 18'   oil on canvas
$125

It's not about me for the month of June. Family concerns call me away from the easel with  no time to paint. Sigh.  So I am posting paintings of Italy done from photographs. It would be nice to be there now, even with all the summer crowds.

San Gimignano is known for it's towers, 15 of them now, but it also has these beautiful pathways around the city walls that you can walk on. There are stunning views everywhere you look, this is one of the cypress trees and their shadows in the morning sun, with the Tuscan countryside beyond.

To see my other works, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks. If you'd like to purchase this piece - or any other, you can do so through that website, or by simply clicking on the Paypal button on your left. Thank you.



Saturday, June 9, 2012

Rome


In Trastevere
11" x 14" oil on canvas 
$150.

Hard to say where we were in Trastevere, exactly, because we spent most of our time just wandering the little streets and alleyways of Rome, blissfully lost. I do know we had just left Santa Maria in Trastevere, a most beautiful and ancient church - one of the oldest in the city. 

Rome is my very favorite city, I love the bustle and excitement of it, but also the earthiness. I'm captivated by its history, and the way people have lived on top of each other for more than fourteen hundred years. I love the columns built into walls, the temples which have been turned into churches and monuments, and the statues that look like people you might know - people that actually lived as we do, with hopes, dreams, inspirations and disappointments. I marvel at the utilitarian structures, like aqueducts and fountains that still stand today. 


Much as I would love to set up my easel and get to work, I can't.  I am a visitor, a guest, and my time here is always short. I must take pictures and paint later. I wanted to do this little street because it captures so perfectly for me the mystery, antiquity and endurance that is Rome. Who has lived behind these closed doors and shutters, what everyday dramas have gone on in rooms and gardens beyond?  I love how these buildings have endured. That big tree, growing in that tiny space, perfectly expresses what this city is like to me.

Recently, I discovered an artist who has the good fortune to live and work in Rome. Kelly Medford does exactly what I wish I were doing. She bicycles around with her gear in tow, and paints the scenes of Rome that speak to her. Her work is quick and fresh, she says what she needs to with a few strokes. I'm captured by the the spontaneity and charm of her work, of its creativity. I recognize many of the scenes she paints - she makes me feel as if I am standing right beside her. This view down the Tiber with that dome in back expresses perfectly what it's like on a beautiful day in Rome. 


"Boat Tour, Lungotevere" by Kelly Medford
You can see more of her work by visiting her website here. If you are interested, she has recently begun offering something she calls "Sketching Rome Tours" where she will take you around to visit the city and get a feel for its different parts, and capture them on paper. She is friendly and enthusiastic. It looks like fun. I hope to do this with her myself. 


To see more of my work which is available for purchase, go to my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks. To buy this piece (or any my others) directly from this blog site, simply click the "Buy Now" button at your left, and it will conect you to Paypal.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Along the Charleston Slough,
Palo Alto Baylands Park
Oil on canvas      16" x 20"
 $295

This piece was painted on location at the edge of the Baylands Preserve. I especially like the way the view of field through the eucalyptus trees seems to go on forever.


This piece is framed in wood, with a hand painted  "oatmeal" colored liner. The outside dimensions are 19.5 x 23.5. It looks like this:



To buy this piece or see more of my work, please visit my page at The Daily Paintworks, and click through to my Gallery, or click on the DPW icon above on your left. You can also buy this piece by clixcking on the Paypal icon, also on yur leftThank you.




Friday, May 18, 2012

View of the Tower of David, Jerusalem
9.5" x 13"    oil on board
sold

The Virtual Paintout is in Jerusalem this month. I stopped on Dror Eliel, a quiet street, to paint across the way to the Old City walls, and the Tower of David. I was attracted to the picturesque and timeless feeling of this scene, without realizing that this is an important piece of history. The tower and the citadel were built over 2100 years ago, and have been fought over, destroyed and rebuilt many times. 

I hope you will visit my Gallery at The Daily Paintworks, to see more of my work.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Late Spring at the Annex
16" x 20" oil on canvas
framed, 19.5" x 23.5" 
 $295.

In late spring, the almond trees have finished blooming, time has moved on. The grasses are growing long and drying out but everything still has that feeling of being fresh and green.

I love painting here at this small part of Cuesta Park - called the Annex - because it still has a feeling of wildness and space. Once an old orchard, now a bit of open space, it is a reminder of how things "naturally" are.

This piece has been exhibited, so it is framed - in wood, with a painted boarder, ready to hang. Here's how it looks:


If you would like to bid on it, or see more of my work, please visit my Gallery at The Daily Paintworks.