Monday, April 26, 2010

Original ACEO Painting SPRING Cove Landscape Forsythia

"Spring Cove"
Pull up a lawn chair and look out onto this spring view of a cove framed with mounds of daffodils in front of a rambling New England stone wall, brilliant forsythias, and a romantic magnolia tree. Ah, it's another beautiful spring day! :)

For emphasis and to add a more 3 dimensional effect, I have painted some areas of the painting with a palette knife so I could lay the paint on heavily.

10% of final sale will support Nothing But Nets
SOLD to a collector in Connecticut USA

Thursday, April 22, 2010

White Flowering Spring Tree Under the Moon

"White Moon Tree"
ACEO 2.5"x3.5"
Acrylic on linen panel
SOLD to a collector in the U.K.

I saw some lovely white flowering trees the other night. I've seen them every spring, but I don't believe I've ever seen them at night under the moon. I knew immediately that I wanted to paint them, so I took some photos. I most always have my camera with me for just such a moment! Here is one of my photos. The photo was taken in a parking lot and there was no grass as the area around the trees had been mulched. The moon was off to the left outside of the photo.

In my painting, I put the white spring flowering tree on bright green grass set against a black star-filled sky and illuminated by the moon.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Beautiful Spring Colorful Landscape Original ACEO Painting

"Beautiful Spring!"
ACEO 2.5" x 3/5"
SOLD to a collector in Maryland, USA.

10% of final sale will support Supplying Critical Water for Haitian Hospital-a Global Giving Project

Spring is here and it is just beautiful this year! Bright yellow forsythias set against spring green grass are in bloom and they seem to be everywhere! It's such a joy to drive anywhere now, in the city or in the country and see all the beautiful spring blossoms! I look forward to the flowering dogwoods, pears, and crab apple trees next! :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

"Starry Night Tree"
ACEO 2.5" x 3.5"
Sold to a collector in Massachusetts USA

I have decided to do a Dreamscape series of ACEO's and larger paintings. This original tree/landscape painting falls into my surreal Dreamscapes series as well. I love where this painting takes me. I imagine laying in the tall grass of a lush green meadow on a warm summer night, star-gazing... :)

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10% of final sale of this painting will support Plant a Tree in Haiti and Help 155 Families Eat-a Global Giving Project
About this nonprofit: When you're poor & utterly destitute it is impossible to think beyond immediate needs. Food, fuel. A place to sleep. Long-term concerns are tomorrow's problem. In desperation, Haitian villagers cut down trees to get fuel for cooking. Then the hurricanes came and eroded the farmland. Now family farmers have nothing to cook. A peasant organization in Haiti wants help planting trees so they can farm again.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Original ACEO Painting Dragonfly Dream Night Pond Moon

"Dragonfly Dreaming"
10% of final sale to support Audubon International.
SOLD to a collector in California, USA

Dragonflies are one of my favorite subjects to paint. In this painting the beautiful and graceful dragonfly flies above a gleaming pond by the light of a pale yellow moon and starry night sky. I wonder if dragonflies really fly at night.

I'm thinking of starting a series of dreamscape paintings in small or medium format.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Original ACEO Landscape Painting Peaceful Meadow Tree Hills

"Peaceful Meadow"
Acrylic on linen panel.
ACEO 2.5" x 3.5"

A tree standing on a bright green gently sloping meadow with rolling hills in the background.
Sold to a collector in Massachusetts, USA.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Original Landscape Painting Art Lake Island Reflection

"Lake Island Reflection"
Original Painting
Acrylic on linen panel
ACEO 2.5"x3.5"

Inspired by memories of summers past and rowing out to the island on the lake.
Sold to a collector in Manitoba, Canada.