Sunday, February 26, 2012

Small Talk - Newest Painting

I enjoy catching up with neighbors. I rarely see mine, which suits my hermit-like tendencies, but when I do, it's a pleasure, and we really have something to say.

This is my salute to such casual encounters. It's largish at 16 x 20 inches, and I considered a smaller canvas, but I thought it would be more effective on the wall at this size.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

"La Vida" - Life - Newest Painting

Here's the city apartment multi-view I was working on. Although it's quite large at 16 x 20, it was particularly intricate to do, with so many tiny people and actions. It was fun coming up with each window idea, but I won't be trying this kind of thing again. It was the equivalent of doing 11 miniature paintings (including the pigeons) and one large (detailed, with those shutters) background.

I'm not sure how I feel about it. It works as a decorative piece, would suit a modern interior, but doesn't pop the way I prefer. I really do prefer the serenity involved in painting landscapes, but they are less popular than my quirky folk paintings. Interesting to see if this one sells. It's listed on my EBay, of course.

What do you think? Your feedback would be appreciated.

Postscript: Already has a bid, which is almost an instant sale. I like  this kind of response. And yet I was so uncertain...

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Two New Paintings - Back To Smaller Canvases

Here are two new ones - "Soccer Mums" completed yesterday, and "Sunrise" today. They are quite unrelated, and I like that kind of change.

"Soccer Mums"
10 x 8 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

12 x 9 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

"Sunrise" 12 x 9 inches

I've started the rough outline for a large city folk painting. Should have something to show you by Friday. I'm trying to go for a kind of chaotic multiview of tenants-in-an-apartment-building. We'll see if it comes out that way.

As an aside, I listed my "Gran in New Orleans" directly on the eBay Canada site. Figured a lot of Canadians head South for Fat Tuesday, and would be familiar with the premise of the picture. And who bought it? A nice woman in France. You just never know who'll be looking, do you?

See you next time.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Australian "Country Boys" - My Latest 24 x 18 Painting

I said I would post more regularly, rather than adding a great stream of pictures in one blog, and this painting is my latest.

A lot of my work is related to the number of years I spent in Canada, but out of the blue I realized that I hadn't - ever - attempted one reflecting Australian skies and land.

What do you think? It's up for sale, but I almost hope it won't sell, because I'd like to keep these goodlooking guys around. Time will tell. (But I really have to stop collecting my own paintings...ridiculous.)

Post-Script...I kept this painting. Do you blame me?