Saturday, February 28, 2009

"Bourbon Street Balcony"

11" x 14", oil
And another from my New Orleans series. Also available in a giclee print.. feel free to email me for purchase info.

Friday, February 27, 2009

"Preservation Hall"

16" x 20", oil
In honor of Mardi Gras...here's another from my French Quarter series. Feel free to email me if you'd like a giclee print of this painting.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

"Bourbon Street Lampost"

11" x 14" , Oil
Here's another of my French Quarter series, in honor of Mardi Gras '09. I have a couple prints available with a New Orleans theme in my ebay store, but feel free to email me if you are interested in having anything you see here made into a giclee print.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

"French Quarter Doorman"

11" x 14" , Oil
I'm digging out some photos of some of my New Orelans paintings I've done over the past few years... I thought it apropos withthe celebration of Mardi Gras. I do have a couple of French Quarter themed giclee prints for sale in my eBay store. Feel free to click on the link to the right to take a look!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

"The Big Easy"

16" x 20", Oil
Here's another from my New Orleans series......it's such a fantastic city, and needs (and welcomes!) all the tourists they can get. I hope my paintings inspire you to go and see for yourself what a great town it is. Please visit my ebay store by clicking on the link to the right, for a giclee print similar to this original painting.

"Fat Tuesday in the French Quarter"

11" x 14" ,Oil
Today being Fat Tuesday, I thought it was apropos to show one of my New Orleans paintings. I like the rickety, beat up looking structure... common in the outskirts of the FQ.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Jazz Man at the Cafe DuMonde


I've recently had prints made of some of my original oil paintings. With economic times as they are, I thought I'd make these available for people who want to buy art at more affordable prices. I'll be posting them here every day for the next week. If you're interested in purchusing one... free free to click on the link to the right for my ebay store, or contact me directly @ Soozq39@yahoo.com.
For those of you unfamiliar with the term, giclee (pronounced Zhee-Clay), they are images taken from high resolution scans of original artwork, and printed with archival quality inks on a variety of surfaces including museum-quailty papers, and textured linen canvas that can be stretched on a frame. My printer specializes in fine art giclee printing, and we work closely together for color accuracy and quality control for each and every piece. The details the giclee can reproduce is incredible, and each piece truly looks like an original. 6"x12" Giclee on paper

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Chincoteague Impressions

8" x 10" Giclee print on paper

I've recently had prints made of some of my original oil paintings. With economic times as they are, I thought I'd make these available for people who want to buy art at more affordable prices. I'll be posting them here every day for the next week. If you're interested in purchusing one... free free to click on the link to the right for my ebay store, or contact me directly @ Soozq39@yahoo.com.

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, giclee (pronounced Zhee-Clay), they are images taken from high resolution scans of original artwork, and printed with archival quality inks on a variety of surfaces including museum-quailty papers, and textured linen canvas that can be stretched on a frame. My printer specializes in fine art giclee printing, and we work closely together for color accuracy and quality control for each and every piece. The details the giclee can reproduce is incredible, and each piece truly looks like an original


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cabo Arch

8" x 10" Giclee print on paper

I've recently had prints made of some of my original oil paintings. With economic times as they are, I thought I'd make these available for people who want to buy art at more affordable prices. I'll be posting them here every day for the next week. If you're interested in purchusing one... free free to click on the link to the right for my ebay store, or contact me directly @ Soozq39@yahoo.com.

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, giclee (pronounced Zhee-Clay), they are images taken from high resolution scans of original artwork, and printed with archival quality inks on a variety of surfaces including museum-quailty papers, and textured linen canvas that can be stretched on a frame. My printer specializes in fine art giclee printing, and we work closely together for color accuracy and quality control for each and every piece. The details the giclee can reproduce is incredible, and each piece truly looks like an original


Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wheaton Terrier

8" x 11" Giclee print on paper

I've recently had prints made of some of my original oil paintings. With economic times as they are, I thought I'd make these available for people who want to buy art at more affordable prices. I'll be posting them here every day for the next week. If you're interested in purchusing one... free free to click on the link to the right for my ebay store, or contact me directly @ Soozq39@yahoo.com.

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, giclee (pronounced Zhee-Clay), they are images taken from high resolution scans of original artwork, and printed with archival quality inks on a variety of surfaces including museum-quailty papers, and textured linen canvas that can be stretched on a frame. My printer specializes in fine art giclee printing, and we work closely together for color accuracy and quality control for each and every piece. The details the giclee can reproduce is incredible, and each piece truly looks like an original


Monday, February 16, 2009

Tux

6.5" x 8" Giclee on paper

I've recently had prints made of some of my original oil paintings. With economic times as they are, I thought I'd make these available for people who want to buy art at more affordable prices. I'll be posting them here every day for the next week. If you're interested in purchusing one... free free to click on the link to the right for my ebay store, or contact me directly @ Soozq39@yahoo.com.

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, giclee (pronounced Zhee-Clay), they are images taken from high resolution scans of original artwork, and printed with archival quality inks on a variety of surfaces including museum-quailty papers, and textured linen canvas that can be stretched on a frame. My printer specializes in fine art giclee printing, and we work closely together for color accuracy and quality control for each and every piece. The details the giclee can reproduce is incredible, and each piece truly looks like an original


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dalmation

7.15 " x 10" Giclee print on paper
I've recently had prints made of some of my original oil paintings. With economic times as they are, I thought I'd make these available for people who want to buy art at more affordable prices. I'll be posting them here every day for the next week. If you're interested in purchusing one... free free to click on the link to the right for my ebay store, or contact me directly @ Soozq39@yahoo.com.
For those of you unfamiliar with the term, giclee (pronounced Zhee-Clay), they are images taken from high resolution scans of original artwork, and printed with archival quality inks on a variety of surfaces including museum-quailty papers, and textured linen canvas that can be stretched on a frame. My printer specializes in fine art giclee printing, and we work closely together for color accuracy and quality control for each and every piece. The details the giclee can reproduce is incredible, and each piece truly looks like an original

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Papillon

8" x 8" Gilcee print on paper

I've recently had prints made of some of my original oil paintings. With economic times as they are, I thought I'd make these available for people who want to buy art at more affordable prices. I'll be posting them here every day for the next week. If you're interested in purchusing one... free free to click on the link to the right for my ebay store, or contact me directly @ Soozq39@yahoo.com.

For those of you unfamiliar with the term, giclee (pronounced Zhee-Clay), they are images taken from high resolution scans of original artwork, and printed with archival quality inks on a variety of surfaces including museum-quailty papers, and textured linen canvas that can be stretched on a frame. My printer specializes in fine art giclee printing, and we work closely together for color accuracy and quality control for each and every piece. The details the giclee can reproduce is incredible, and each piece truly looks like an original.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Still Life with Teapot

30" x 30" Oil on canvas

Here's something I've had on my easel in my studio for the past couple of weeks... I set up a still life inspired the these wonderful happy looking flowers my hubby brought me home recently(he "surprises me every week with them!) and decided to paint them from a slightly different persepctive. I set it up on a low platform on the floor, close to my easel, so I could look down on them. I'm working on a deep magenta colored canvas, and purposely leaving as much of it showing as I can, without distracting from the subject matter. I think it's making the yellows and greens "sing". Regarding the teapot.. I initially painted it in much more detail, but realized that the perspective was not quite right on it. So, I did what I had to do.. and redrew it in paint right ontop of the original teapot, and have begun to repaint the details. It was bothering me.. but now I think I've got it right! I always say.. you know when a painting is done, when there is nothing more on it that you can correct... there's more to correct on this... but it's at afun stage now to work on... like putting the frosting on the cake. Stayed tuned for finished piece soon......


Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Laura in Komono WIP (work in progress)


16" x 20" Pastel on board

Here is the second stage of my portrait of Laura. This week I started to work into her face.. developing the right side almost completely, but needing to go back in to the left side again. It was very much in shadow in the earlier post of this portrait (see below), and I brought the values up much lighter.. too light, in fact. I'll go back in and darken up around the eye on the left, and bring back some of the deeper shadows on that side of her face. I plan to develop the dark background just alittle bit more.. but i do like the "raw" feeling of the unfinished background on the white board. (click on photo for a larger view)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

"Laura in Kimono", WIP(work in progress)


16" x 20" , pastel on board


Two WIP's (works in progress) from this week of lovely Laura....a model I never get tired of painting. The picture below is the earlier stage, the top one, the later. Next week I'll finish the portrait and post...


Monday, February 2, 2009

"Muse"

8" x 10" Pastel on R-tis-tx Brand board

I loved painting this portrait of my daughter.. my "muse". It's done in pastels.. I use Great American Art Works , as well as Sennelier... both of which produce creamy and luscious pastels. The board I worked on is a new product made by an artist in Texas... it's got a wonderful gritty surface that the pastels can really "bite" in to. This one is NFS... I can't part with it!





Sunday, February 1, 2009

"Chincoteague Marsh"

18" x18", Oil on canvas

I haven't painted a Chincoteague, Virginia, scene for a couple of months....it's always one of my favaorite subjects to revisit.. especially in the winter months, when I'm yearning for summer! To purchase, click on the link to the right to take you to my ebay store. Thx for looking!