More Sales!!!

My apologies for not keeping up with my blog however I started the year way under the weather and it really put be very far behind in every aspect of my life.  Plus, there have been way to many non art activities that I’ve been forced into by people who don’t appreciate my time nearly as much as I do.

But the good news is that there have been more sales that I’m happy to report and hopefully, I’ll get back to painting soon.

White City Water Lilies
White City Water Lilies
Jupiter Lighthouse
Jupiter Lighthouse
Caution Flag
Caution Flag – Oil – 5×7
Hobe Sound Life Guard Station
Oil on panel – plein air knife painting – 12×16

 

First Umbrella

first umbrella

 

Torrit Bird

Torrit Bird
Torrit Bird – oil on panel – 5×7 – for the annual Gamblin Torrit Grey contest
Torrit Bird Too - 6x8 oil on panel
Torrit Bird Too – 6×8 oil on panel – not entered in the annual Gamblin Torrit Grey contest

Each year the Gamblin paint company cleans their filter and makes paint out of the pigment they collect.  They put it in a tube and when you buy their paint, you receive a free tube of this random grey paint.  The color can be different every year.  They call it Torrit Grey. (I believe Torrit is the filtering system.)  Also every year Gamblin paint company holds a contest and you can see the rules for yourself at their website:  www.gamblincolors.com.  There is a link there to see past shows and winners.

Basically you must paint with the current year torrit grey paint and you can use any white and a black.

My Torrit Bird paintings were painted with just the torrit grey and white – Gamblin’s Flake White Replacement.

Even though they allow you to enter 3 works, I only entered the top bird – he was my favorite.

 

Worldwide Paintout

Jupiter Inlet
Jupiter Inlet, DuBois Park, 14×11 Oil on Panel

Done last weekend for the 10th annual world wide paint out.  Went down to DuBois Park and set up toward the inlet.

DuBois Park facing inlet
DuBois Park facing inlet – notice the partiers to my right – they never even offered me a hot dog – not that I eat hot dogs.

It was a nice day but there was a storm coming in from the ocean.  That gave me a great cloud to work on though. It sprinkled a little while I was there but as soon as it started to thunder I packed up and left.

 

Sketchbook pages from 2012 Sketchbook Project

Goldfish
Goldfish – watercolor – Framed by Mango Paper

For the 2012 Sketchbook Project (I’ve put a link over there on the right for ArtHouse Coop) I wanted to do something different.  It’s a great way to try out new things and experiment.  There is a large portfolio in my supply closet with assorted handmade papers so it seemed a good place to start.

Some of the papers were crinkled up and colored with water colors – sort of dyed.  The colors made a small palette of purple, green, blue and orange.  Then of course there was white paper.  One piece of paper was hand made mango paper – appropriate for my part of the world. My decision was that the sketchbook would be all about paper as a medium.

Although collage is not one of my mediums – it seemed the right thing to do.

Clementine
Clementine – drawn, then collaged with prepainted paper pieces – THEN more mango paper and THEN some watercolor crayons on top – whew
Pear
A Pear – same process as the clementine

Beach – centerfold – this one is done with torn bits of white paper glued onto the pages – then painted with watercolor on top – lots of texture
Sailboat
Sailboat – torn prepainted paper
Tree
Tree painted with ink on mango paper

and then there were two pages that are from a book of my husband’s – in honor of the mathematicians:

Math
For the right brained mathematician

Can’t wait to figure out what to put into the 2013 sketchbook.