Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Golden Forest

I have started my large painting. I am planning this one out quite a bit - I'm not used to all the planning, but after seeing how well it turned out with my Bleeding Hearts painting, I thought that it was a good idea.

And then, I've started with the background, going around all the lines. It's a long process, but I think it will turn out well. I opted for a blue background instead of the green in my 'mock painting', because I think it will let the yellow leaves shine through more.

Monday, February 7, 2011

A little painting

Things have been getting busy getting ready for my trip - we leave o the 12th to the Dominican Republic for a friends wedding. I'm super excited!

I've recently picked up some larger canvas sizes - a couple 20x24" and 16x16". I am going to tackle my first large scale painting. It's going to be a 20x24" painting, based on a picture I took of the autumn leaves a while back at my parent's place in the country (Northern Ontario).

I made this little 5x7" painting to try and plan the colours I want to use and to see what works and what needs to be changed, in an effort to try and prevent these mistakes on the larger scale - which will take more time and supplies to correct.

This little gem is for sale in my shop. These little paintings are perfect gifts, and are totally affordable. The size, 5x7" is perfect as well, to just pop into any frame that will hold that size - no need for custom framing :)

I will be updating with the larger one soon.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Harvest Storm (Sunset) Part 4

I am all done this lovely painting. And it turned out well. The sunset bit didn't go over so well, so now it's a storm, but I still kept a little bit of the yellow - so it looks like a sun peaking out.

I am thrilled at how the texture turned out. It is so beautiful I think, and a lovely contrast to the clouds.

This painting is available for sale on my Etsy shop, or you can email me.