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.

Common WIP 2

This might be finished but I will leave it on the easel over night, I will probably fiddle with it in the morning.

I took this image with my ipod, using a neat little app called “DocScan HD”. It is designed for scanning documents and has a built in perspective adjustment. This allows me to square up the picture and is much easier than downloading onto my computer  and opening Photoshop etc. However, the quality leaves a bit to be desired and makes my oils look a bit like watercolours. This actually has quite a lot of texture and more saturated colours than I am able to get here. I will use my Canon when I photograph the finished work.

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Lighthouse WIP

Lighthouse WIP

Here is a new work-in-progress. The canvas is 16″x20″ and I am painting in oil. The subject is one of the Port Dalhousie lighthouses which I gather is under threat. I don’t know much about it so I will need to do some research. I have put a couple of hours into it so far and it as probably about a third complete.

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