Saturday, November 8, 2014

Close-Up Details

Today I thought I would share some close-up detailed images of my paintings to show their texture. I use a palette knife to paint with to get a thick layer of paint, that is not always apparent from photos. These views show how textured they can get! I love the feel of thick paint and hope my clients like their unique look.

I do not varnish my paintings, because of the thickness of the paint, which is dry to the touch in 5-10 days, and safe for handling, but the layers are not 'hard' enough for applying a varnish for at least a year! Varnishing a painting too soon can cause problems for the painting down the line. I also prefer the look of a low-gloss paint film versus a glossy varnished-look. It is a more Modern look and fits my style. The oil paints I use have a rich, vibrant color all their own!

The bottom picture shows the depth of the canvas, which I paint on all sides. Most of my larger canvases are 1 3/8" thick (like the example above). And the smaller work (like 8x10 or 12x12) are 7/8" deep.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

HGTV Magazine!

Top of the Hill 8x10
Side by Side 8x10
oil on canvas

These two paintings were recently purchased by HGTV Magazine for inclusion in one of their upcoming issues! I will post when the issue hits the new stands, a few months from now.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Serena & Lily- New Paintings

 Heartland Symphony
oil on canvas

oil on canvas

Since February of 2014, I have been showing my larger paintings on Serena & Lily's Art collection site. They are a wonderful home decor company out of Sausalito, California.

While I still show my smaller paintings, up to 12"x12", on Etsy, along with some of my older work, I have really enjoyed the relationship with Serena & Lily and their professional site which reaches a whole new audience for me.

Have a look at my latest work here on my page.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Appearance on NBC!

One of my paintings, The Heart of the Matter, 8"x10", will be featured on the set of an upcoming series on NBC: Odyssey. I am so excited! I will post an announcement once I know a premiere date.

Friday, October 31, 2014

New Work on Etsy

Have a look at some of my newest paintings on Etsy. I have been working on a series of farm-scapes that I have titled 'Symphony'. The top painting is Symphony in Green, and the bottom is Symphony in Yellow. Both are 8"x10", oil on canvas.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

New Updates

Coming soon: I will be updating and adding new posts to my blog. Check back for news and more paintings! Meanwhile, have a look at my website: