2.09.2015

By the Sea

By the Sea
oil on linen panel
 in a really cool frame
When I think back after a walk on the beach, my memories always include any birds I have seen.  The other day my son and I dropped by a beach and many seagulls were there; they wouldn't budge.  

They were so used to people and probably so used to getting fed,  that they just stood there eyeballing us. 

 I was given the gift of capturing with my camera some great expressions and images.

1.23.2015

Blue Hydrangeas


Blue Hydrangeas
11 x 14
acrylic
Purchase on Daily Paintworks

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.  




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



Icy cold blue waves
  
One wave comes and another after it

Another after



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!