Since last year I’ve wanted to paint three largish square paintings that will fill one wall of my booth. I’m now 2/3 of the way to my goal. I just finished the second one. I’ve done some small studies of these in the past, but they have a different feel at 32×32 inches. Now I have to decide on the third in the series.
Next up, I have 2 8×8 paintings that are near done and a 16×16 in the works.
48×36 inches, oil on canvas, “Artichoke Gallery”. I recently finished this baby. It seemed to take forever! This picture prints decently but I’m having problems getting a good image for online. The colors are more vibrant in real life and some of the greens really should have more yellow in them, but I’m done for today. This should give you an idea…
This one will be traveling with me this summer… speaking of traveling, I’m almost done applying for my summer shows. Now it’s wait and see time.
This painting has been complete for some time but I finally had it photographed. So here it is “The Asparagus Seller”, 50×30 inches, oil on canvas, coming to an art fair near you :). Otherwise I’ve been working on a new large painting and preparing art fair applications for the 2017 summer season. Busy, busy!
Applying to art festivals is hurry up and wait. All of my art show applications for the 2014 summer season are in and now I’m playing the waiting game. It often takes months before you know your fate. I should know most of my schedule by mid-April. So far I have received acceptances into “Art in the Park” in Coeur d’Alene, ID and “The Salem Art Fair and Festival”, in Salem, Oregon. Both will be new shows for me. I’m looking forward to seeing new places and meeting new people.
In the mean time, I’ve completed another painting in my “Market Square” series. I decided that I had way too much “green” going on. Notice, not very much green in those tomatoes! Next up… maybe another beach painting…
Here’s two of my new paintings I’ve added to my Etsy shop. Both are 16×16 inches, oil on claybord. I’m really enjoying painting in this size, also the deeper wood cradle gives the paintings more presence, IMO. Both paintings are ready to hang, with no framing required.
Between the weather being so nice out here and since I’ve stared applying for my summer shows, my mind has been drifting toward summer. I’ve had a need to paint “summer.” So I painted this cute little painting of a sail boat. The inspiration for this was my last trip to my cottage at Rondeau Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. I was going to paint this on a 32×32 inch canvas but instead decided to use a 16×16 inch gessobord I had handy. The smaller size required me to simplify the design. So far I’m liking it. I think it’s nearly done. I’ll know more once it dries. I think I’ll get some more boards this size in my next order.