Thursday, September 25, 2014

"Loving Color" Day 25 - ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY COW PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Day 25 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge organized by Leslie Saeta brings a mellow little cow...

I am back from my family trip and happy to be back in the studio :)  There is nothing like a sweet cow face to bring a smile to one's face...



MELLOW BOY
6x6  Oil on Panel

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

SOLD - "Loving Color" Day 19- ORIGINAL PUFFIN BIRD PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Day 19 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge organized by Leslie Saeta brings another rooster :)

My hubby has been "bothering" me for a Puffin Painting. These are cool little birds...North Carolina Zoo has a nice Puffin exhibit where (at feeding time) one can spend way too much time observing them...

I am pre-posting this one a day early, as I am getting ready to leave town for the weekend...I will be "off the grid" until Monday...Till then :)



MUFFIN
6x6  Oil on Panel
SOLD




"Loving Color" Day 18- ORIGINAL ROOSTER PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Day 18 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge organized by Leslie Saeta brings another rooster :)

This one looks so much better in person...I had an extremely hard time getting a decent photograph of it...



GAZE
6x6  Oil on Panel
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

"Loving Color" Day 17- ORIGINAL PANDA BEAR PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Day 17 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge organized by Leslie Saeta brings yer another Panda closeup.

I don't know what it is about Pandas...I find painting them very relaxing. It's probably the color palette that is very soothing as compared to the colors used on a rooster...



Hi
6x6  Oil on Panel
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Loving Color" Day 16- ORIGINAL PALETTE KNIFE ROOSTER PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Day 16 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge organized by Leslie Saeta brings another color and texture  popping rooster...

I used palette knife to create this bad boy... There are days when I feel like getting messy - and messy I get when using the knife...I guess it's because I also supplement the knife with my fingers...There is nothing better than feeling buttery softness of the paint under your fingers :)



BAD BOY
6x6  Oil on Panel
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Displayed on a decorative easel 













Monday, September 15, 2014

"Loving Color" Day 15- ORIGINAL ROOSTER PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Day 15 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge organized by Leslie Saeta brings a color popping rooster...

Life interfered and I missed day 14... So we go from day 13 to day 15...

I have painted this rooster before...This time I pushed the colors a bit and treated this one as a study for a larger 24 x 24 painting.





INTO THE SHADOWS
6x6  Oil on Panel
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Displayed on a decorative easel 













Saturday, September 13, 2014

SOLD - "Loving Color" Day 13- ORIGINAL PANDA BEAR PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Day 13 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge organized by Leslie Saeta brings a cutie!!!

Not exactly a selfie, but very nice closeup of a very happy Panda.



YUMMY
6x6  Oil on Panel
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Displayed on a decorative easel 













Friday, September 12, 2014

"Loving Color" Day 12- ORIGINAL FLOWER ORCHID PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Day 12 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge organized by Leslie Saeta brings an elegant Orchid painting.

I must admit...I cheated a little last night... By the time I got done with work and house chores, I was too exhausted to paint. I took this painting from last year and freshened it up a bit.



ORCHIDS
8 x 8  Oil on Panel
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Closeup





Displayed on a decorative easel 













Thursday, September 11, 2014

SOLD - "Loving Color" Day 11 - ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY COW PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Day 11 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge organized by Leslie Saeta brings another fun Cow Selfie.

There is something about painting Cow Noses that always makes me smile. They seem so squeezable and squishable...




SELFIE III
6x6 Oil on Panel
SOLD




Displayed on a decorative easel with his cow friend













Wednesday, September 10, 2014

"Loving Color" Day 10 - ORIGINAL ABSTRACT BETTA FISH PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Day 8 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge organized by Leslie Saeta brings a fun abstract little painting of my new Betta.

For those who don't know yet, we had a new addition to the familiy..."Mister Fish", an Elephant Ear Betta has joined our ranks. Scroll down to see his picture...

Originally I stared this painting with brushes in my usual style, but as soon as I laid in the shapes, he fish begged for bolder, more exciting action of a palette knife. And that is what he got!

Yes...Yes... This came out a bit on an abstract side, but it fits with the fun personality the Betta.




Monsieur Fish
6x6 Oil on Panel
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Displayed on a decorative easel 









"Mister Fish"



Tuesday, September 9, 2014

"Loving Color" Day 9 - ORIGINAL DRESSAGE HORSE PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Day 8 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge organized by Leslie Saeta brings a dramatic little painting of a Dressage Horse with Ruby browband.

It's been a while since I had a horse on my easel.  This crop worked well for a dramatic effect!








RUBIES
6x6 Oil on Panel
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Displayed on a decorative easel with his buddy









Monday, September 8, 2014

"Loving Color" Day 8 - ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY BARN OWL PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Day 8 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge organized by Leslie Saeta brings a dramatic little Barn Owl!

I have been really enjoying painting dramatic backgrounds. This one came out AWESOME!







ALL HEART
6x6 Oil on Panel
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Displayed on a decorative easel with his buddy









Sunday, September 7, 2014

"Loving Color" Day 7 - ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY FUN COW PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Day 7 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge organized by Leslie Saeta brings another cow selfie!

Oh Boy! Did I have FUN with this one :)

I originally went for a light blue and green background, but it did not do that NOSE justice...It called for something less subdued and more lively...Once I settled on this background the painting just melded together...





SELFIE II - NOSEKOVSKY
6x6 Oil on Panel
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Displayed on a decorative easel with his buddy









Saturday, September 6, 2014

"Loving Color" Day 6 - ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY PANDA BEAR PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Day 6 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge organized by Leslie Saeta brings a cute little Panda Pear on creamy background.

Headache forced me to pick a subject that I was very comfortable with. Since I have painted this cub before, but in a monochromatic color scheme, he was the perfect choice for last night.

The background did give me a bit of grief. I started with bright gold and reds, but decided that it was a bit much...After various tries, I finally settled on the simple cream color applied with palette knife for texture.



Kid II
6x6 Oil on Panel
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Displayed on a decorative easel with his buddies









Friday, September 5, 2014

SOLD - "Loving Color" Day 5 - ORIGINAL CONTEMPORARY COW PAINTING in OILS by OLGA WAGNER

Day 5 of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge organized by Leslie Saeta brings a cow selfie!

I needed a cow fix. It has been way too long since I have worked on one. This one will end up getting painted on a larger scale, probably 24 x 24.

There will be more selfies in the future!






SELFIE I
6x6 Oil on Panel
SOLD






Displayed on a decorative easel with his buddy