Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Red Earth
9" x 12"  oil on canvas

The Virtual Paintout has traveled to New South Wales this month for some drawing and painting. Using Google Street View, we depict local scenes that appeal to us. I went outside Byrock, and found this lovely scene. This shade of red earth may be more intense when it's cloudy or rainy, like when Google took the street view pictures. But this scene, these colors, were what I really wanted to paint, and perhaps I used a bit of artistic license! Maybe someday I will get the chance to travel there and paint the landscape from real life! (Click here to see where I painted!) 

This piece is painted on all sides of the canvas. It can be framed, but you could hang it up, just as it is.

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks. Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Snow Queen
12” x 16”   oil 

Well, this was the find of the season!  A plain old amaryllis bulb, bought at a discount store, bloomed into this regal beauty. Someone said it's called “Snow Queen,” which I thought to be a perfect name. It (she) bloomed up on a long stalk into this heavy beauty, then fell over and broke, and ended her days in an egg vase on the kitchen table. Her elegance demanded that I paint her, do a good job, and get it right! (Hopefully, I did!)

This piece is painted on gallery wrapped canvas (1.5”); the picture continues minimally on all sides. It hangs flush against the wall and does not need framing, but you could frame it if you like.

To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at the Daily Paintworks. This piece is also available as a print at Fine Art America. Follow the link to see how it would look. 
Thanks for looking!