Friday, July 25, 2014

CONTEMPORARY STILL LIFE SKULL in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

This is not a typical Olga painting...It's dark and macabre, but the reference photo really grabbed me and I wanted to put my own twist on it....





STILL LIFE
6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
Available  - Auction






Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CONTEMPORARY DUCK PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

For the last few days I have been trying really hard to channel a "duck" , i.e. trying to visualize having waterproof exterior from which all Worries and Anxieties bead of like water from a duck.  

It is not working very well!





BE THE DUCK
6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
Available  - Auction








Monday, July 21, 2014

CONTEMPORARY BLUE BIRD PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Here is a skinny version of a blue bird. We normally don't see them that skinny around here...They all tend to be very round!





BLUE BIRD 2
6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
Available  - Auction








Thursday, July 17, 2014

CONTEMPORARY CHIHUAHUA DOG PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

This might me my last one Monochromatic painting for a bit. It has been fun, but I do miss some color!





SAFE
6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
Available  - Auction








Wednesday, July 16, 2014

CONTEMPORARY BLUE RUSSIAN CAT PORTRAIT in OIL by OLGA WAGNER

Those green eyes really stand out against the monochromatic background. There is no color to compete against them...Kinda cool...





GREY
6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
Available  - Auction








Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SOLD - CONTEMPORARY MONOCHROMATIC OWL PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Another Monochromatic little beauty... Really having a great time working with these...





WISE ONE
6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
SOLD








Monday, July 14, 2014

CONTEMPORARY BIG CAT LEOPARD PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

For change of pace, I decided to work on a few Monochromatic paintings. There is something so freeing having only 3-4 paint tubes on your palette. For this one I used Ivory Black, White, Torrit Grey and a bit of Cad Yellow.

The reference photo of this leopard landed itself perfectly for this exercise and I am oh so thrilled with the result...





CLOUD CAT
6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
Available  








Sunday, July 13, 2014

SOLD - CONTEMPORARY BIRD PAINTING BLUE BIRD by OLGA WAGNER

How is this for a little blue bird... Very bright and happy!!





BLUE BIRD
6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
Available  - SOLD








Sunday, July 6, 2014

SOLD - CONTEMPORARY AND COLORFUL CAT OIL PAINTING by OLGA WAGNER

Pushed the colors on this little tabby...It's nothing like the reference photo below. It's good to have the POWER over the composition and color! 





TABBY
6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
SOLD








Friday, July 4, 2014

CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT COW in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Meet Louise...Cow of a different style... I have been feeling a bit stressed this past week and needed to seriously unwind in the studio. This little cow gave me the opportunity to be more free and abstract...

That blue-grey that you see on the cow is Gamblin's Torrit Grey (2014).   Last year the shade was way too dark and too depressing for my taste...But this year's shade is scrumptious!  Absolutely Love it...




LOUISE
6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
Available  -Auction - Starting at 67


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

CONTEMPORARY COW PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Continuing with the warm transparent background for this rework of an older painting... 





PROFILE
6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
Available  -Auction - Starting at 48






Tuesday, July 1, 2014

CONTEMPORARY LION - LIONESS PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

I was in a pretty dark place when I painted this kitty, and is shows in the color selection.  It looks nothing like the "mellow and quiet" reference photo of the lioness. 





DRAMA QUEEN
6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
Available  -Auction - Starting at 48





Sunday, June 29, 2014

SOLD - CONTEMPORARY BALD EAGLE PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Here goes another bald eagle...This was one was just completed today and shows of a slightly more mature bird...





ATTITUDE
6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
SOLD






Thursday, June 26, 2014

CONTEMPORARY BALD EAGLE PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

This one was completed a while back, but somehow did not make it to the blog.  It has a great contrast between the texture of the head and the transparent background.





JUVENILE
6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
Available  -Auction - Starting at $35






Wednesday, June 18, 2014

CONTEMPORARY SUNFLOWER PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

I bough a really nice bunch of sunflowers over the weekend and here is a first in a series of bright floral paintings. Once again, the painting was started with brushes and was finished with strong palette knife paint application.



THE EYE

6x6 Oil on Ampersand Panel
Available  -Auction - Starting at $48