Thursday, September 29, 2011

ABSTRACT AND ANOTHER TASTY CHICKEN RECIPE

Way too much on my plate lately! Work is crazy busy which doesn't give me too much time to get into the studio. This weekend is already scheduled to the max. Between the Art Festifall in Chapel Hill and setup for Equestrian Special Olympics in Raleigh I feel a bit overextended... But, that is life and I am lucky to be able to do all these things!

This painting is VERY different from my usual work. As an artist and a person, I always try to stretch my boundaries and try new endeavors. I believe that all my work with palette knifes tough me to be much less afraid of not getting the the likeness just right and let become much looser in my painting.

This painting still has an Animal presence...Can you spot it?...Hint: Closeup is in the 3rd image

ON TARGET
16 x 20 Acrylic on Stretched Canvas

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Closeup of color layers and textures

Close-up of the Paw

I had to share another great recipe that I found extremely easy and absolutely YUMMY! I LOVE to eat great food, but I don't care for spending too much time the Kitchen. My life is way too hectic as it is...Also, my pantry (or whatever you would like to call it) is rather pathetic, and thus I always look for recipes with the least ingredients...

This creation is from the kitchen of Emeril Lagasse and only had a total pf 6 ingredients (including salt and paper)... I ended up adding some lemon juice and lemon rind to it for an added kick.

Link to the Recipe is HERE

Crispy Pan Roasted Chicken with Garlic-Thyme Butter

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

LION CUBS ON CANVAS REWORKED

I started on these precious little boys back in February and put them away for a few months. Few weeks ago reworked the background and once again, set it aside for a while. Last night I looked at this as it was painting hanging in my studio and decided that I was finally done with it. It is so much brighter and more airy than my first attempt... I am HAPPY!

LOVE YOU BROTHER 24 x 30 x 1.5 Oil on Stretched Canvas

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February version - feels very COLD and DREARY.


Last night's dinner - There is nothing COLD and DREARY about this little beauty!

This must be the prettiest roast chicken that ever came out of my oven. And the best part was that it was as tasty as it looked. The recipe for this bad boy can be found here . I made a few minor modification, such as adding more garlic (can you ever have enough garlic?) and carrots.

I will be using this "Garlic-Orange-Butter' rub on my turkey this year - it was absolutely DELICIOUS.

Monday, September 26, 2011

FUN CONTEMPORARY HAPPY COW- SOLD

Another fun and happy cow painting! Loved working on this girl. I recently joined the Focal Point Gallery in Chapel Hill and promised them a few fun and bright paintings. This one looks sharp in a 3" Gold frame and will look fabulous hanging on display.


WHAT A STUNNER- SOLD
12 x 24 Oil on Canvas

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

ABSTRACTED CONTEMPORARY DOG PAINTING

I have done a few botson terriers in the past, but really enjoyed working on this one. The composition seems so simple, but it took me a bit before I was happy with it...

HERE LOOKING AT YOU 12 x 12 x 1.5 Oil on Canvas
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CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT HORSE in Primary Palette

This one came out of a dream. I was painting this filly in my dream and I remembered it so vividly that I had to put it on the canvas. Weird how things come to you!

DREAM
12 x 24 Oil on Canvas

Monday, September 19, 2011

PALETTE KNIFE EQUINE PAINTING

Still working on the portrait of the girl - Got her left hand taken care of and worked a bit more on the background. Her right hand is almost there...I WILL finish it tomorrow...

Meanwhile here is another Palette knife equine painting - I am thrilled with the colors on this Stud Muffin Man - such a soothing palette...

STUD MUFFIN
18" x 18" x 1.5" Oil on Canvas

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

GIRL PORTRAIT Work in Progress #3

I made a bit more progress on the large portrait that is on my easel. I am extremely happy with the upper part of this painting. The bottom portion is still causing me grief. Hands need finishing and I really need to tone down the sand - It's way to yellow...

GIRL WITH RED RIBBON
30 " x 40" x 1.5" Oil on Stretched Canvas

Bottom half of the painting is still "under construction"

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

EQUINE VALUE STUDY

I painted this painting as part of the DPW Challenge where we were asked to paint using only 4 values. See the bottom image for the value study. After, I was done with the challenge, I added just a few strokes of Cad Red Light... This girls needs a little COLOR in her paintings!

This one was done mostly with brushes. Palette knife was used for the final few applications of paint.

SCARLET on CHROME
6x6 Oil on Raymar Canvas Panel

Available $100








Value Study

WILD PONY - ABSTRACT HIGHLY TEXTURED

My hubby absolutely loves this wild creation. It's one of the pieces that will be going with me to the Art Festival ion Chapell Hill on October 2nd. It is a bit scary to think that the festival is almost here and I still have few more pieces to put together for it. I really need to clone myself!


RED HEAD
12 x 16 x 1.5 Oil on Stretched Canvas
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

BUCKSKIN HORSE ON BLUE

Small little beauty to get me back in touch with the canvas after a several days away from the studio. I used palette knife and brushes on this one

SKY
6x6 Oil on Canvas Panel

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Framing Example.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

PALETTE KNIFE CAT WITH WHEEL

This painting was created as a donation to benefit Safe Haven for Cats. This boy will be raffled of at the HEPCAT race in Raleigh NC this coming weekend. This event is all about Bicycles, Music and Cats.

WHEEL MAN
11 x 14 Oil on Canvas
Donation