Smugglers’ Cove (again)

12″X12″ Oil on canvas

I painted this in a smaller format a few years ago, all of these pieces are based on smaller oil sketches..

This is one of those almost secret spots in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Tucked down a steep path, on the bank of the river, there is a small marina here. From the name we can assume it was used for more nefarious purposed at one time. The far bank is Youngstown NY.

Whirligigs

I’m back (maybe)

12″X12″ Oil on canvas

I finally have some time on my hands and am able to paint again with some regularity, so perhaps I can post a little more frequently too.

Every April, NAC (Niagara Artists Centre) hold a fund-raiser called “Small Feats”. I have posted about it before but I haven’t submitted anything for a couple of years. Over the past couple of weeks I have painted 7 square foot paintings with a view to choosing 3 to submit for consideration. I think I already know which ones I will submit, but I will post them all here anyway. They all have a Niagara theme, as do most of my paintings.

This one shows a couple of the wind machines that guard our vineyards against late and early frost. Everywhere else in the world a windmill usually generates electricity, here in wine country they actually require propane to run.

Small Feats WIP

The Niagara Artists Centre holds a fundraiser every year called “Small Feats”. Members are invited to submit up to three paintings (12″X12″) and they will be sold at a special event on Saturday April 12th with half or all of the proceeds going to NAC.
Niagara Winter Morning 3 Sarah Lynch - Niagara Winter Morning 3, 12"X12", Oil on canvas, SOLD Niagara Winter Morning 2 Sarah Lynch - Niagara Winter Morning 2 12"X12", Oil on canvas, SOLD Niagara Winter Morning 1 Sarah Lynch - Niagara Winter Morning 1 12"X12", Oil on canvas, SOLD
I participated a couple of years ago and plan to do so again this year. Last time I painted three “Niagara Winter Morning” pictures.
niagara-sky-1-WIPniagara-sky-2-WIPniagara-sky-3-WIP
I liked the way they worked together and decided to try a similar theme this time. I am painting three “Niagara Sky” pictures and as I am going to be away for a couple of weeks in March, I thought I should get started. Here are my works in progress.

Valentines Day

I am trying again with Ebay and listing a few small paintings. Just in time for Valentines Day, why not give something a little more permanent this year?these small paintings (5″x7″) are all signed but unframed, oil on board. Fresh flowers wilt, chocolates are soon consumed but these will last a lifetime (or more)

01SEP08
Say it with daisies for Valentine’s Day

 

15JUN08
Say it with summer flowers for Valentine’s Day

10APR09
Say it with daffodils for Valentine’s Day

 

02MAY09
Say it with a posy for Valentines Day

lilac
Say it with lilac for Valentine’s Day

 

18APR09
Say it with Forsythia for Valentines Day

30MAY08
Say it with aquilegia for Valentine’s Day

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Starting from scratch

I have been having constant problems with this website.

As well as some native posts, I was cross-posting all my splynch.blogspot.com posts here. This seems to have been a mistake, resulting in constant out-of memory errors, problems with my back-ups and finally total breakdown of the site.

Peony 3
5″X7″ Oil on board, $75

I have rebuilt the site from the ground up and have decided not to continue to cross-post. However, there were a few native posts on my old site that proved quite popular, so I have imported those onto this new platform. In doing so I had to relink all my images, so I hope that everything is working properly.