Monday, November 23, 2015

Paintings

I've been painting a lot this last couple of month. It's soothing and gives me a feeling of accomplishment. I like the buttery feel of the brush and oil paint. I like mixing the colors, even the names are wonderful, Alizarin crimson, Naples Yellow, Payne's Grey, Cobalt, Umber, Cadmium Red, ultramarine... I like them all.

 Here is some of my work from the last couple of months.

3 x 4 Koi falling and flying
 Buster

 

 Girl with White Flowers

 A tiny painting that I donated to the Muckenthaller for a fundraiser. I heard that it sold. 

 Warm colors on a cool background. 

 Stormy, the most disappointed cat in the world.

 A Matisse color palette 

Thinking about Edward Hopper.

 A ridiculously Happy Cat

 Monsoon coming to Sedona.

Wishing you a creative week! 

Marilyn

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"The world always seems brighter when you've just made 
something that wasn't there before" ~ Neil Gaiman

11 comments:

  1. I want to be on the train going down those Hopper tracks...with that smiling pink kitty on my lap!

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  2. Oh my gosh, they're beautiful! You're so talented :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I'm having a good time experimenting with new ideas. :-)

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  3. Always love to get your posts. I LOVED how you shared how your caring for your mom, as we just moved my elderly mother here late summer. she is 74. And ironically I just started watercolors here, and it's going well too! I've got a great teacher! :) Your oils are looking good too. Merry Christmas! :)

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  4. Your oil paintings are wonderful! The landscape reminds me of a local Tasmanian doing contemporary landscapes:

    http://philipwolfhagen.com/archive

    He uses beeswax to mix in with the oils from his brother's Honey Company.

    I thought it might inspire you. thanks for all your creativity. Your Secret Garden book helped us in our first year of home schooling.

    Amy Boyd

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    1. Thanks, Amy, for the kind words and the link. Lovely stuff. Glad that you liked A Year In the Secret Garden. <3

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