Friday, January 31, 2014

The Paintings of January

 

The Paintings of January 2014

What HAPPENED!  

This is all I accomplished during the  30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  
I had a solid, prepared start and faded fast~

I spent a great deal of the month laying on the floor staring at the ceiling.  The hip pain I have had for years turned out to be a problem with the spine.......who knew I should have seen a doctor about a little hip pain. An MRI confirmed I have the spine of an 85-year-old stuck in my 54-year-old body....I must have been given used parts at birth!  After spending days crying and feeling sorry for myself, I am doing much better, going to physical therapy, taking medication, and hoping to postpone the inevitable surgery for just a bit.  

I will continue to paint as often as I can, there will be good weeks with seven paintings and long dry spells with lots of unpainted ideas floating in my head~

The next  30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta, I am going to try again!  I will one day live the dream of being a daily painter!

Now off to finish the very overdue large commissioned painting!  

Thanks again for stopping by~

Torrie

Monday, January 13, 2014

Cherry on Burlap

 

Cherry on Burlap
6" x 6" x 1.5"
Acrylic Paint on Burlap
~Sold~


 

I am still participating in the Thirty paintings in thirty days in January  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta  just not keeping up very well!

I saw this cute little burlap "canvas" and had to paint on it!  I bought several, so there will be more~

Cherry on Burlap was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a gallery wrapped burlap "canvas".  This painting can be hung without a frame, placed on a small easel, and stood on a table top for display.

This painting has sold.

Back to painting!

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie



Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Ballerina 002

 

Ballerina 002
5" x 7"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Day Twelve!  Thirty paintings in thirty days in January  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  I am officially way behind as this is really painting number six!!

I don't paint too many ballerinas, I really should do more~ maybe that should be my New Year's resolution...paint more ballerinas!

Ballerina 002 was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Claybord.  This painting can be easily slipped into a standard size frame or  placed on a small easel for display.

This painting has sold.

Tomorrow is an experiment with burlap~

Thanks for stopping by!

Torrie

Sunday, January 05, 2014

The Red Pear III


The Red Pear III
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~

Day #5 of the Thirty paintings in thirty days in January  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  

Yes, another pear~  It is tough trying to get good picture with the gloomy weather and no sun~ I seem to be painting colorful paintings to take my mind off the dreary weather.

The Red Pear III was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting can also be placed on a small easel for display.

This painting has sold.

Tomorrow~ something different!

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie


Colorado Pear

 

Colorado Pear
6" x 6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~
 
Day #4 of the Thirty paintings in thirty days in January  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  

Yes, that is pot growing out of a pear. Being known for my Pear Paintings, my wonderful Kevin suggested I paint a tie-dyed Colorado Pear. Yes, I think he is reminiscing about his college days~ 

Colorado Pear was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting can also be placed on a small easel for display.

This painting has sold.

Back to painting!

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie

Friday, January 03, 2014

The Spring Pear

 
The Spring Pear
6" x  6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
~Sold~
Day #3 of the Thirty paintings in thirty days in January  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  

I love this one!!  I got up very early this morning and started painting.  I surprised myself with how well this one turned out.  It was fun to paint a light Spring-colored pear with hopes for warmer weather soon!

The Spring Pear was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting can also be placed on a small easel for display.

This painting has sold.

Tomorrow is Saturday~ and I will be painting all day!  I can't wait~

Thanks for stopping by~

Torrie


Thursday, January 02, 2014

January Pears

 
January Pears
5" x 7"
Acrylic Paint on Ampersand Claybord
Available for Purchase
$59

Day Two!  Thirty paintings in thirty days in January  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  I am keeping up~  28 more to go!!

You know there are always going to be pear paintings~  I love the way this one turned out.  I am thinking of not painting on canvas ever again.  I so like the way the paintings turn out when I use Ampersand Gessobord, Claybord, or  Aquabord.

January Pears was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on Ampersand Claybord.  Painting can be easily slipped into a standard size frame or  placed on a small easel for display.

This painting is currently available for purchase for $59.00.  You can purchase from my Etsy.com store.

Tomorrow is another day and another painting!

Thanks for stopping by!

Torrie


Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year!!


Apple 03
6" x 6"
Acrylic Paint on Gallery Wrapped Canvas
Available for Purchase
$40.00, plus shipping

It's that time again!  Leslie is doing it again~  Thirty paintings in thirty days in January  ~30 Paintings in 30 Days with Leslie Saeta.  I am very excited about participating in the challenge again, trying to complete a new painting daily.  Not making any promises on how many paintings or what they will be.  I am in the middle of a large commission I need to finish!  So much to do, so little time.....wait it's a new year!  Lots of days to come!

This is the first painting~ 

I started with an Apple, very dark......probably because my back hurts, feeling very dark at the moment!  

Apple 03 was painted using professional artist grade acrylic paint on a museum quality gallery wrapped canvas with painted sides to allow for hanging without a frame. Painting can also be placed on a small easel for display.
This painting is currently available for purchase using the PayPalButton above for $40.00, plus $8.00 United States Priority shipping. You can also purchase from my Website gallery or my Etsy.com store.

Check back tomorrow....probably a pear and definitely lighter!

Thanks for stopping by!

Torrie