Monday, June 24, 2013
Thinking of the Holidays as I am doing small gifts for friends in Scotland! Shhhh. (we are leaving for the Highlands July 11)
Michaels has these small wood frames, simple, with an opening of 3.75" x 3.75" . I thought ,how sweet!! Since I have fallen in love with copper I did this small portrait and placed it in the frame. For this one I washed a silver acrylic on the wood then added copper foil. My next one though will be black with the foil. I love the drama of it!
So I thought, how fun to do small miniatures for gifts for you! Each framed portrait would be $125.00 with free postage. The frame may have more foil but will always enhance the portrait. The copper oil is lightly coated with a Galkyd coat that protects the painting. The gloss looks lovely!
If you would like to order yours please contact me at MY EMAIL
I know I paint dogs. all breeds but I can do any animal! Thanks for stopping, warmly, Sheila
Sunday, June 2, 2013
oil on copper
I may just have to do a series of these sunbathers. I bathed this one in pinks, oranges and yellows..and oh yes..green. Green is my least "fav" color and a devil to control. Ask my students and my friends and they will tell you my favorite color is shades of lavender to deep purple. I'll have to do a companion piece to this one in those tones. Goodbye green!!!
I finished this one at home today and had happy Labs on either side of me. When Sophie, my spirit girl now, was here she would actually pout when I left for the studio and sulk for days if I left for a show.
Oil on copper panel and framed. Ready to hang!
Saturday, June 1, 2013
In progress oil on copper. We live near the Turkey Creek Sanctuary and kayak or walk along the boardwalk through the Hammock. Along the way you will meet many turtles crawling up on the floating logs to get some sun. I take many photos. So thought maybe start using them as reference.
I'll put a third little guy in this piece eventually. Three subjects have more interest to the viewer than two.
I'll be back in the studio on Monday. Let's see where I go with this one.