Monday, September 29, 2008

Painting winner!

Congratulations to Chris Henkel and Mary Ann Larssen of Virginia. They have won the painting in my painting giveaway.

Lonely blogger!! That would be me....

I am not getting a lot of feedback but hope there are readers out there that want to keep up with all the things that are coming out of my studio. So as an experiment and hopefully to gain some new readers, I am offering a FREE ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING. This is an evening sky painted on location at my house. It is 6 x 8" oil on panel. The first person to contact me at my email address will be the recipient and I will even pay the shipping (in USA). I will be posting lots of paintings here, plein air, animals, whatever. Most are for sale, but every once in a while I will throw in a giveaway... so bookmark my site, watch it often and tell your friends about my art giveaway. I want to spread around the freebees so I won't award two in a row to the same person.

Have fun...... Yvonne

New whippet art

Just finished this watercolor titled "The Antique Chair". This little whippet looks like she is not sure if she should be sitting in this chair or not, but certainly looks beautiful in it. It is available as a limited edition print, 10 x 14" matted in 16 x 20" mat, signed and numbered for $50. plus shipping.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Something to share

A photo of me painting by fellow dog lover and photographer, Katie. Late in the day, Shenandoah Valley, and I am in my own little world. It is funny how absorbed you become in the painting process, whether outdoors or in the studio. Time passes without realizing. The actual painting of the painting is what gets me going. How to solve problems, how to put down on the canvas (or paper) your emotional reaction to the subject and how to convey that to a viewer. I hope I get it right at least some of the time. In the meantime, I will keep painting and enjoying the process.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

The latest off the easel

A classically styled painting..... Russian Wolfhound (Borzoi) in a Landscape
This piece is 16 x 20" oil on gessoboard and framed in a lovely ornate gold frame that compliments it perfectly. It will be going to Vineland Gallery for display and sale next week. If you are near Southern Pines, NC, Kim Sobat of Vinelad Gallery would love to have you visit and see all the beautiful artworks featured there.
Me, well I have also been spending time painting plein air as well as in the stufio and have a few new little pieces to show for it. I am finding out what a learning process it is and know it will improve my skills in depicting landscapes, in seeing the true colors of nature, the effects of light and learning to simplify elements to make a memorable painting. That is my goal anyway! I read on the art board Wet Canvas, that it takes 120 plein air paintings under your belt before you really "get it." I think I have a long way to go.