Patricia Musgrave – A Painting Blog
Sharing my paintings, my thoughts, and my progress as an artist.
Saturday, February 18, 2023
Friday, October 7, 2022
starting bid: $ 150
A sincere thank you to the lovely person who sent me this beautiful cup all the way from the Met (NYC). The Met is home to the famous Vincent van Gogh painting "Irises" (1880). She must have known I would want to paint that cup with some flowers in it, and so I have.
Friday, March 18, 2022
10 x 10" Acrylic on canvas
Starting bid: $105
Spring is here! You can tell because the spring flowers are blooming - the daffodils, crocus and especially the pansies. These pansies were on their way to the garden but stopped to pose for this little still life painting! The colors of a scarf hanging near by really compliment the hues in the flowers.
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Nothing like thoughts of summer to chase the winter gloom away! Where I live, it seems like the apples and the the tomatoes are ripe at the same time - right as the sunflowers are at their peak. They make a wonderful collection on the kitchen table, perfect for a still-life painting.
This picture is painted on all sides of the canvas, it can be framed, but it can also be hung up just as it is.
To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks. Thank you for visiting here!
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Walking along the Stevens Creek Trail in Mountain View, the trees are dense and sheltering. The sun filters through the canopy and gives a dappled appearance to the shadows below. Beyond that, the sun is brilliant on the scrub grass and small bushes that lead down to the creek. In drought years like this, it is all rather dry.
This painting covers all sides of the canvas. You can frame it, certainly, but you can also hang it up just as it is. I'm happy to put a wire on the back.
To see more of my work (over 200 paintings) please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks. Thank you for looking!
Saturday, July 24, 2021
This piece has has been a challenge as well as a pleasure to paint. Started as an experiment with a black and white photo, the idea was to produce a loose, easy piece in gentle pastel colors. Not how it ended up! It feels as much like a colored photograph or drawing as a painting, and is, well, mostly grey. Gray is not a color I naturally turn to, and mixing all the colors down to their lowest shade was a bit of an effort. But it felt right, and it felt as though I should just keep going to the finish.
This piece begs for a frame, in my opinion, but it is painted on all sides and could be hung up on the wall just as it is. I am happy to put a wire on back.
To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at th Daily Paintworks. And as always, thanks for looking!
Friday, May 28, 2021
Starting bid: $95
Each morning on our walk we pass this house. With the sun coming up over the trees the side yard gets lit up and becomes a work of art, a harmony of greens and violets with the occasional dash of orange - a symphony of secondary colors. But the apricot tree here, old and venerable, is the star of this show.
This piece is painted on all sides of the canvas. It can be framed, but it can be hung up just as it is. I am happy to put a wire on back.
To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks. Thanks for looking!
Friday, April 23, 2021
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Saturday, March 27, 2021
Cathedral of Trees
16 x 16 x 1.5" Oil on Gallery-wrap Canvas
Starting bid: $295.
It seems like when you walk through a wooded area, the branches rise up, crossing overhead, joining together to create a kind of cathedral, a church made of nature. That was the idea behind this scene. It reflects my "inner landscape." It's a journey of color and light - all is vivid around me. (It may speak to you the same way.)
This piece is painted on gallery-wrapped canvas and continues on all sides of the canvas. It is meant to hang flush against the wall and does not need further framing - unless you want. It comes with a wire on back, and is ready to hang.
To see more of my work, please visit my Gallery page at The Daily Paintworks, and as always, thanks for looking!