It’s a surprisingly nice feeling when someone appreciates your work enough to actually buy it! The piece was donated to our local library fundraiser–I decided to donate my sale 100% to the library–somehow it seemed the best thing to do considering I don’t sell my work yet. It wasn’t a high ticket sale, but so nice none-the-less to have another person enjoy it.
I am working on a bunch of really tiny pieces…4×4 cradled panels. The square is an interesting challenge–so far the work all seems to go well together–sheerly by accident, but I think that they will look good hanging together. Because I can’t settle down and just keep going with one medium I am also trying out some oil paint on wood panel.
Still experimenting with the encaustic–maybe it’s always going to feel that way. This piece I decided to just have fun with. I am starting to get the hang of the layering of color–the main image I scraped out with an old dental instrument–I was pleased with the way that worked out.
I want to move on and do a series with the cone flowers that are blooming. I have discovered that working plein air is actually pretty wonderful…but they aren’t going to last as long as I need them to!
6 thoughts on “Summer Variety”
Congratulations on your sale, always so rewarding. I love the cone flower picture, it is such a great flower to draw. The afternoon shadows painting is also lovely, it gives such a feel of a lazy summer afternoon. Karen
thanks Karen. I really was surprised at myself regarding the sale–felt very nice. The cone flowers have such great shapes and color–and they are readily available!
I like your paintings very much, especially the cone daisy and the shadow trees – just beautiful!
thanks so much Rebecca!
Gorgeous, particularly the coneflower. Congratulations on your sale! Your work definitely deserves it.
thanks Laura, I appreciate the feedback 🙂 I love the coneflowers! I need to draw a bunch over the next few days before they dwindle away.