Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Leading Edge


6x6 oil on panel

Available at Loretta Goodwin Gallery

This is available at the gallery for their Tiny Treasures show which opens Thursday night in Birmingham. The last month has been such a whirlwind that I am not sure if I posted this already or not! If its a repeat... sorry. The fans at Daily Paintworks won't have seen it yet. I've joined that online gallery site finally. And I gave my blog a little facelift too today.

Sorry about my rant the other day. I was overwhelmed, but things settled down nicely this week and I've been able to focus on a new project in the studio. While excited about a new idea, I'm at a loss for creating these small works for the blog/online galleries. I really struggle with finding a subject to fit on this small format. But I can't paint larger and offer those at low prices. I'm trying to find a new project idea for the blog to get my juices going and provide fans with affordable, collectible art. Its still very important to me to do that. Heck, I can't afford most of the art I'd like to have - being able to buy small pieces and books from my favorite artists is wonderful.

I know that the subject has to be simple, a single figure works best. Beach scenes. I might become the "beach scene blogger." The weird thing is, I paint loosely and quickly. You'd think a small format would be ideal for simplifying. That is my challenge. And maybe I ought to embrace that and work on it.

7 comments:

Robin Eure said...

I love this painting. the beach is one of my favorite places. We owned a ocean front beach cottage in Sandbridge , Va. for 40 years. Oh how I miss the oceans changing tides. I am a beginner of 5 years of trying to paint. I love the way you captured the water in this painting, as this is something I struggle with to paint.

Studio at the Farm said...

Great painting, Robin - love the flow and colors of the water! And I like your thoughts on "affordable" painting.

Brad Miedema said...

You painted this Beautifully Robin! And with so few brushstrokes it looks so realistic! Wonderful work!

Lighting the Candle said...

Lovely painting! The brushstrokes in the water especially are very nice. I made many connections to your post today. The beach is a great subject. It's something we all love especially with winter coming upon us.

Marian Fortunati said...

Love this little gem!!!
I think you could paint anything any size!!

I also think your new header is GREAT!!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Beautiful piece and you've hit the nail on the head with the struggle of what to paint, how to make it affordable and wonderful. You do this well, by the way!

c.dingman said...

Wonderful action. The pose of the model works so well.

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