The first painting I did for Cheryl and my feature show for 2011 at East Colony Fine Art. This is called Close Call. Brad named I had no idea on what to name it. Close Call is a very appropriate title. Thanks Brad.
Lily White is an oil painting I did a while ago. I photographed this lily at my sister's house. It was one of the first paintings I hung at East Colony Fine Art Gallery. My son saw it and bought it right away. It is now hanging in Oregon. Nice home for it.
When I did this oil stick painting my daughter M. loved it so much. To her it was a dragon and she loves dragon so of course I gave it to her. It is still hanging in a her living room and she still loves. I painted yesterday. I finished two 6" x 6" landscape and I totally forgot to photograph them. I am hoping someone in the gallery will photograph them for me.
Seeking Creativity The Dream I've done a lot more oil sticks but I do want to now get into what I am doing now. It took me so long to get better from the two pulmonary embolism. I feel as I have fallen way behind. Now with the feature show coming up I have six new paintings to show you, but not just yet. I'll be hanging the show on June 27th and the opening is July 8th.
Oil Sticks or Oil Bars or Paintsticks are all pretty much the same. Oil Sticks are oil paint in a stick form with a little of wax. They come in three shapes small, medium and large. R&F Pigment Sticks are the absolutely best you can buy. The colors are so pure and so rich and the more you rub them on your canvas or board the juicier they get. you can blend one color into another, you can use a palette knife or a brush, anything you want to use you can. Using oil sticks after years of using colored pencils you can imagine I felt wild and wonderful. The first picture is a painting I did for my Aunt Irene when she died I started painting with my paintsticks and this painting emerged and I realized that there was a figure in the painting. I told my husband it was Irene's Journey to God. I truly loved my aunt very very much. The second painting is my interpretation of a sunrise. I just loved this painting. I like painting when I can express myself easily, without a struggle. Not all paintings flow out of me some I have to work very hard at. .Tomorrow is my husband's birthday. Happy Birthday Dear Love.
Red Pepper is an oil sticks painting. This painting is in the private collection of Southern NH University in Manchester. I am very proud of this painting and that it is in the private collection of the University. I painted today and am almost ready for Cheryl's and my feature artist show. The opening reception is on Friday July 8, 2011, 4 pm to 7 pm.
Today has been a wonderful day. We had friends over for brunch and food was so good and company was just fabulous. This was the first Turban Squash I did in Oil Sticks. It is about 30" x 40". Have a wonderful rest of the day. xx
It is June 1,2011, Time moves along at such a quick pace, it is hard to keep track. Here is the first oil sticks painting I did. I love vegetables and I love painting them or drawing them. This squash was a great deal of fun painting. Hope you enjoy it.
I have been an artist for as long as I can remember. I went to college when I was 37 years old. I loved it so much, I was a sponge and absorbed anything and everything about art. I started out wanting to be a portrait artist but ended up using pencil and colored pencils. I made quite a name for myself with my drawings. I won many awards. When I needed a break from that I went into oil sticks and just loved them and again did very well with awards. I finally went back to my oils but always felt frustrated with them I wanted to be free from all constraints, I am now working in acrylics and loving them. So now the sky is the limit. I just want to go and do everything I feel and want to express.