Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mountain Painting, Daily Painting, "Bird's Eye View" by Carol Schiff, 8x10" oil SOLD

This week's painting  on sale is a view of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina.  I painted on canvas panel with a palette knife and got lots of texture in the scene.



Song of Summer - by Carrie Jacobson

Song of Summer, by Carrie Jacobson
Oil on black canvas, 30x30

Church on a hill, oil study on paper by Joseph Mahon

Whilst out on my rambles, I come across familiar sites and places. The church depicted is one such place that I have passed on numerous occasions. It's in a sleepy little village a few miles from my house. This particular day, the church was back lit against the sky and hills and I was interested in the profile the church made against the sky, thus transforming the ordinary familiar everyday scene, for me at least. Oil on gessoed paper 5x7 ins. Palette knife impasto and brush.


Mini Sweeping Sunset by Heather Braman

"Mini Sweeping Sunset"
by Heather Braman
Acrylic on canvas board, 5 inches by 7 inches


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Alluring Beach by Chrys Wilson

8x10 Contemporary Palette Knife in Oil on Gessoed Panel
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Sunset Rocks Commission by Marion Hedger

Sunset Rocks by Marion Hedger
Oil on box canvas, 6"x8"

 This is a sister painting for a client who bought the original painting. He requested two more paintings in different light. I painted 3 paintings all of which he likes and I will wait to see which ones he'll purchase.

Here is the original
Gentle Waves by Marion Hedger


Monday, June 27, 2016

Original oil painting commissions by Karen Tarlton - pet portrait, bluebonnets and many more

Well I've been so super busy this month painting custom order for folks
and like I always say, these are my favorite paintings.
You all bring out the best in me so thanks so much.
Here are just three out of many favorites :)

Corn Flower Spray, by NY artist, Celeste Plowden

8x10 acrylic on canvas, available at 

Landscape with Flowers, Cone flower painting, daily painting, small oil painting, 9x12" Oil SOLD

I was going through my reference photo files, looking for inspiration, when I found an image from several years ago.  It's funny how I can be totally unimpressed with an image, and then one day, WOW!  I just have to paint it.


I tried to remember everything I learned at my workshop with Elio Camacho a few months ago.   I tried to concentrate on color relations and brushwork.

 Another priority.....not overworking the piece.  I felt happy when I finished, usually a good sign


A week later, I am still happy with it....an even better sign!  I hope you like it too.

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"Red Poppy" by Lynda Cookson

"Red Poppy" is so fresh off the easel that she hasn't been photographed properly yet. She's already sold though and off to Australia as soon as she is dry enough to be packaged.

"Red Poppy" by Lynda Cookson


Ulm Pushkin, Montana landscape painting by Marion Hedger

Ulm Pushkin Mesa, Montana
by Marion Hedger
24x30cm Oil on MDF canvas panel
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This was a commission painting for someone who wanted a present for her husband. She sent me a few photos of Ulm pushkin and with those and some images I found on the net, I forged ahead. The difficulty was making the middle ground interesting and giving it a sense of distance.

While searching for photos I discovered this was in the First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park and the mesa was used to send buffalo over the edge to kill them. 

I sent her a photo of the work in progress to ensure I was heading in the right direction. I don't normally do this as my paintings don't usually make sense until finished and the colours change back and forth quite a bit during the process, but I needed to now if I was achieving what she wanted. She came back and asked for the mesa to be larger and there to be less orange in the middle ground.

Work in progress

I toned down the orange and increased the size of the mesa. I left it for a couple of days but wasn't satisfied with the overall looked. So I added more darks and gave it more of an early evening/late afternoon feel.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

"Perched" by Jane Boyd Impressionist Painter

Island residence...Rowyaton, CT.... a pretty special place.
Size: 6" x 6" birch panel

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