Monday, July 25, 2011

Day at the Beach ~ New Knife Painting


Day at the Beach
6" x 6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
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I wanted to try a little something different to get out of my painting "funk" lately. I think this worked. Painting with a knife is fun! It was so hot today, I kept thinking of the beach.

Day at the Beach was painted using a knife and professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides to allow for display without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting has sold.

I haven't decided what to paint tomorrow yet, maybe I will dream something up tonight!

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie



Friday, July 22, 2011

New Pear Painting~ A Pear for the Dramatic


A Pear for the Dramatic
6" x 6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
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When I painted the red pear in my last painting, I liked it so much, I thought I would paint the same red pear again, this time with dramatic lighting on a dark background. I love the way it turned out.

A Pear for the Dramatic was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides to allow for display without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting has sold.

Now time to get busy~ there are so many paintings I have started. I am painting a "little" something special for Courtney Grace.....48" x 30" . I don't usually paint this large! It should be fun. I will post pictures when I am finished. I am also working on a small portrait of Audrey Grace and of course more pears!

Check back again soon~

Torrie

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Favorite Things ~ Painted!


My Favorite Things
8" x 10
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase
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Reference Photo

This was so much fun to do! I have joined the painting group at Daily Paintworks This has been a fabulous experience so far, participating with so many accomplished artists. As often as possible, I participate in the weekly challenges. This challenge was the "Paint What You Paint With Challenge". I am a little late getting it done - slowed down by a recent eye infection.

Included in the painting of my favorite things are my brushes and Liquitex acrylic paint in Naples yellow. I think every one of my paintings have included some Naples yellow. I also included the worn out and paint covered pink spray bottle used to mist the paint to keep it from drying too fast on the palette. The bottle looks much worse in real life - misshapen from the sun and covered in paint. I used my favorite background color, the funny greenish color, that I use in so many of my still life paintings. Last, but not least, I had to include a pear.

This painting can be purchased using the PayPal button above or at my Website Gallery or my Etsy.com store.

Now, back to painting!

Torrie

Sunday, July 10, 2011

New Paintings~


Summer Poppies III
8" x 10"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
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The Bird 2011
11" x 14"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
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I have finished the above commissions and have started two new paintings. I am working on a submission for The Daily Paintworks "Paint What You Paint With Challenge" this is going to be fun one. It is a composition with paint brushes, my little mister bottle, paint, and of course a pear. The background will be my favorite greenish-gray color that I use in several of my paintings.

Next, I am painting a portrait of my granddaughter. I took a picture of Audrey standing looking out the window in my studio when she was just learning to stand and walk. I hope it turns out as well as I envision it in my head.

Well, that should keep me busy. I will sneak in a little 6" x 6" painting of something in the meantime.

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Friday, July 08, 2011

The Lazy Red Pear III ~ New Pear Painting!


The Lazy Red Pear III
6" x 6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
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I have been busy with commissions and decided to take a break and paint one of my favorite pear compositions. I love painting pears and the loose colorful ones are my favorites!

The Lazy Red Pear III was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides to allow for display without a frame. Painting was finished with a light coat of varnish.

This painting has sold.

Now, back to work! I will be finished with the last commission by the end of the weekend and then I will be painting something for the Daily Paintworks Challenge. After that~ I am going to do a plein air painting of the field near my house - before they clear it for the new houses.

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie