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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Floater Frames

Okay, I guess this is another helpful post. I posted before about my favorite frames,especially for non standard size frames. I ordered this "floater frame from kingoffframe.com. They are located in California and even with paying shipping costs they are a good value. This floater frame is $40. As you can see in the pictures below the first one; they come ready to have your small (6x6 or 8x8) just glued into the opening. They also come completely finished on the back and ready to frame. This style is Arroyo gold and can be found under the $30 section. ( they add $10 to make it a floater)I have no connection to them at all, I just love the frames!








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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Hydrangea Gathering

Sedona ,Arizona has the only McDonalds restaurant with turquoise arches. The city decided the yellow arches would clash with the beautiful red rock formations that they are famous for. We often are that way about art. Granted, if you have a hot pink color scheme in your living room you might be a little cautious about the painting you choose. Otherwise buy what you love, not what you should buy to please someone else. That was over in the eighth grade!



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Friday, October 25, 2013

Hydrangea and Bird

This is a large 1/2 sheet watercolor painting. I haven't done water colors much lately but I still love the way the paint reacts.I would say that painting is painting no matter what medium one uses.


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Tuscany in the Kitchen

I found a great little easel at TJ Maxx for $5.99! This painting is an 8x10 and fits perfectly onto the easel. A great way to display!



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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Yellow and Blue

I love the combination of blue and yellow.I am showing this painting on an easel to
Show that there are other ways of displaying a painting than framing, especially when it is don on a panel. Using the easels allows for rotation of paintings. It is a good way to add color to a room on a table or shelf.


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Monday, October 21, 2013

Corner Apples

I got a new adjustable table from my sister as a birthday gift. I needed one that was low so I could paint objects from a bird's eye view-- much more interesting than eye level. These apples are the first to try it out.


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Friday, October 18, 2013

Pear in a Bowl

I have started a collection of colored glass bottles. They are both fun and challenging to paint.The trick is to just paint what you see and it will all come together.


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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Love this frame!

I found some great frames for non standard size painting. You can find 8x10. Or 11x 14 easily ready made but square frames are not as easy to find. If you custom frame them it is often very expensive. This frame is from kingoffframe.com. They have a selection of frames for $30 for 8x8 size. They are beautiful, thick with expensive looking elements. Also Dick Blick art supplies on line has a good selection.



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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sunny Tulips

I like to paint things that have strong lights and darks. It makes the painting much more dynamic. Tulips are a favorite of mine. I miss going to Longwood Gardens in the spring and seeing the thousands of tulips of all colors and varieties. If you are ever near Philadelphia, make time to see this beautiful place.


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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Flower Explosion

This formal painting reminds me of a party, most likely because of the variety of colors. No limited palette here!


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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Pastel Blooms

I chose very light colored flowers for this painting. The contrast comes from the dark areas in the foliage. I do love painting glass; It is an example of less is more.


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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Hydrangea Heaven

I learned some new color combinations for hydrangeas. The clear glass is always a challenge, but I enjoy painting the glass.


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