Monday, August 31, 2015

Mischief - Acrylic Painting of a Classic Toy (Again!)

6 x 4 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Lots of requests for "MORE POTATOHEAD"! I sometimes visit a subject more than once. Usually I change the crop, the colors, the point of view, or the size and or orientation. This is actually very close to the same crop as I just painted for the ACEO a few days prior. I wanted to try it larger - and I also like to see how just the littlest changes can really affect the "expression" on the Potatohead. Certainly fun to play with!

This piece will be available at the Art Room at the Topsfield Fair later this month.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Greetings - Small ACEO Acrylic Painting of a Classic Toy

3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Some more Potatohead paintings - by popular request!
This one is headed to Positive Images Gallery later this week.

I actually picked up a new vintage Potatohead - so you will soon be seeing some different "outfits" soon!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Fun and Games - Small ACEO Paintings of Vintage Game Boards

Yellow Home
3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

Color Play
3-1/2 x 2-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

A couple of the fun little pieces heading to Positive Images Gallery next week.
Interested in a similar painting? Contact me!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

National Dog Day!

In honor of National Dog Day.....

My faithful companion. No it's not a painting, but a picture of my sweet pup at the end of the dock at our cabin in Maine.
Morgan is a rescue from down South - she had been abused and thrown from a truck on the highway. She is quirky and skittish - and very leery of men -  but she is a sweetheart and we feel lucky to have her as part of our family. Back to  our regularly scheduled program tomorrow  ;-)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Monday, August 17, 2015

Salem Arc - Small Acrylic Painting of Neon Sign

Salem Arc
(Salem, Massachusetss)
8 x 6 inches
acrylic on cradled panel

Small sign and buildings are also in demand by my local shops...this one is small at 8 x 6 inches,  however it is just screaming to me that it wants to be a BIG painting when it grows up!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Monday, August 10, 2015

Work in Progress

Work in progress.....

It is interesting to me, that while my more traditional still life paintings tend to start as a monochromatic value painting, my larger paintings of signs usually begin as a quick flat color and compositional layout. Thinking about playing with gouache painting at some point and concentrating on the color and composition alone......

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Friday, August 7, 2015

Bedazzled - Acrylic Painting Still Life with Grapes

8 x 8 inches
acrylic on canvas

My second entry to the 8 Cubed exhibition at the Newburyport Art Association, opening today, August 7 running through the 22nd. There is a public reception tomorrow, Saturday August 8th from 7-9pm. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Trapped - Acrylic Painting of Classic Toy

8 x 8 inches
acrylic on canvas

A fun painting! One of my entries to the "8 Cubed" exhibit at the Newburyport Art Association. Around 200 8 x 8 inch canvases are filled by member artists and displayed together in one of the galleries. The show runs from August 7-22 with a public reception on August 8th from 7-9pm. It is always a great show - be sure to check it out if you are in the area!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Service - Acrylic Painting of Signs, Cityscape Haverhill, Massachusetts

16 x 12 inches
acrylic on canvas

A view of signs in downtown Haverhill. This is quite the landmark - I have painted it a few times from different angels, and people always tell me great stories about going there as a child to get their first radio or record player or the family tv set. These wonderful stories are one part of what makes painting signs and buildings so much fun - thanks for sharing them with me.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Fresh Cut - Original ACEO Still Life Painting, Watermelon Kitchen Art

Fresh Cut
2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

The last watermelon piece for a while, I promise! These were by request for a customer while we were working out some ideas for another piece. The ones that were not bought are now available in my DailyPaintworks gallery. This original little piece can be purchased here: Buy with PayPal

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Summer Stripes - Original ACEO Painting Still Life of Watermelon

Summer Stripes
2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches
acrylic on watercolor paper

More fun with watermelon - a little ACEO-size painting. Doesn't this just feel so summery?
These little mini paintings on watercolor paper (and varnished) are a fun and inexpensive way to start an original mini art collection.
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