1.23.2015

Blue Hydrangeas

Blue Hydrangeas
11 x 14
acrylic

I have always loved the designs that can happen on old signs left out in the rain and weather . They get a sense of time and wear,   I like to try to duplicate this feeling in the Modern Vintage Floral series.  You can see more of them on Daily Paintworks.  Here is day 23 of Challenge from the blog Slices of Life.

1.22.2015

Palette Knife Painting of Oyster Harbor in Oyster, Virginia

Oyster Harbor
10 x 20
oil on canvas


I love driving the back roads to find painting subjects.  So when my cousins John and Heather at different times told me  about this pier in Oyster,  I just had to go and see it.  I loved this idyllic setting and plan to go back at different times of the day. Follow the link to see the Day Twenty One of Leslie Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.

1.11.2015

Spring Has Sprung

Spring Has Sprung
 11 x 14
acrylic on canvas
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Spring has sprung...... well not really it's 40 degrees outside!!!  But when you are working with color, you can set the mood with the colors you choose.   Day Eleven and am trying a softer palette today and LOVE the sense of old fashioned vintage here.   The tan in the background is reminiscent of burlap.  Check out the link to Leslie Saeta's challenge to paint 30 paintings in 30 days and see the beautiful paintings of the artists posting there. 

1.10.2015

Morning Cheer SOLD

Red Peonies
ACEO 2 1//2x3 1/2
SOLD

I love reading the Bible in the morning and this morning I got the special blessing of reading it with my husband.  A psalm and a proverb. The word is alive, which means to me it has impact, conviction, care and comes from  God so I trust it coming from love.  

1.09.2015

Morning Cheer

Morning Cheer
11 x 14
acrylic on canvas

Orange my color
Waiting there  at the table
Speaking a hello


This is day nine of the 30 Paintings in 30 days Challenge, it is still fun!!

1.08.2015

Winter Waves

Winter Wave
36 x 48
oil on canvas
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Icy cold blue waves
  
One wave comes and another after it

Another after


My Day 9 of the 30 Paintings in 30 days Challenge, I have been working on this on  for some time and now it is finished.

1.07.2015

Wedding Bouquet

Wedding Bouquet
11 x 14
acrylic on canvas

If you would like a creative, modern, whimsical interpretation of your friends, or family member's wedding bouquet let me know.  Send me a picture of the bouquet by email and your phone#. We'll discuss the size and purchase price.   I would love to create a painting to represent the wedding bouquet!  claudiafinn@gmail.com  This painting is day seven of the 30 paintngs in 30 days challenge.

1.06.2015

Joyous Bouquet

Joyous Bouquet
11 x 14
acrylic on canvas
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Well I have been enjoying doing this 30 Paintings in 30 day Challenge and here is my painting.  I love using acrylics for several rediscovered reasons 1- the drying time is great. 2- I love laying color over dry ones and 3-  if I want a transparent effect then I add a medium.  and 4- a gloss surface comes from a non yellowing spray for acrylics and oils.  This technique is working so fun I think I am ready to explore other subjects.  Do you have any subject suggestions?  Would love to hear from you!

1.05.2015

Two Flower Pots

Two Flower Pots
11 x 14
acrylic on canvas
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Henri Matisse is a very favorite artist because his work is filled with joy.  Here is a link to an article written by Adrian Searle about the artist.  This is my Day 5 painting of the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.

1.04.2015

Green Watering Can with Hydrangeas

11 x 14
acrylic on canvas

Poems from one's childhood seem to stay with us.
  

The Purple Cow


Gelett Burgess
I never saw a Purple Cow,
I never hope to see one,
But I can tell you, anyhow,
I’d rather see than be one!
I love poems and songs and art that take us out of the concrete and welcome the whimsical. My forth painting in the 30 Paintings in 30 Days Challenge.