Sunday, October 23, 2011

the barn 20 x 20 oil on stretched canvas

I found a great buy at my local art supply shop of Windsor Newton canvas on sale... so I bought some. This is a new size for me to use and I like it. I have always enjoyed painting large so this is not too big (pain to ship) but large enough when framed to give the feel of a substantial piece of art ... as I told a friend the other day... sometimes bigger IS better!
I am off next week to visit family in TN so will not be posting for a little while. I have a new painting all ready to start when I get home... it is another in my marble series. The canvas is sketched and ready for paint ... check back in a few weeks.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Keepsie 12 x 12 original oil painting

I love the name of this one... it took me some time to come up with a fitting title and when I found it I just knew it fit! I was doing some internet browsing about marbles and came across an article about the rules of different marble games. One of the games is call Keepsies..... soooo I figured if I had won this marble in a game (instead of winning it in a bid on ebay) I would surely have kept it! So Keepsie it is!