Lately, I’ve been creating paintings on wood. It started a couple months ago right before the tree incident. I already had primed the cut wood with gesso when the tree fell on the main floor of my house. My art studio is right underneath.
Well if you’ve followed along with that mess, you’ll know that I had tons of rain water come in and down into my studio. So much got wet and some of it ruined, but my wood was okay because I got to it in time. By the way, the roof was just finished last week thankfully, but my kitchen is still in shambles. It feels like it will never end.
Anyway, I’ve been preparing these small paintings on wood for my first show of the year, Funk in the City, which is this Saturday. So far, I’ve got a hand full done and I like the looser quality they have like this orange poppy flower and below that the cherry blossom branch. (See my Events page here for more info on Funk in the City)
Not every painting is quite that loose. Like this fern frond, which is looser than I usually paint but still more detailed than the others.
I held my phone camera over the fern frond and snapped this photo. In real life, it is more rich like the starting of it above. I’m not sure why sometimes my camera wants to lighten things up on its own, but it does.
More about the paintings on wood
Below is a waterlily painting on wood that shows the size of these horizontal paintings. They’re about 10″ x 3″ or so.
Looking at what I’ve created so far, I think some rich violet purple irises night be next today and then who knows. Have you got any ideas for some? My gardens are exploding with blooms and I’ve gone a lot of inspiration growing around me. Surely, I’m influenced by all of Spring and I’m taking it all in.
Usually, I paint a few crows and ravens for this show. They have done well in the past and I really do love to paint them. But for now, Spring flowers is my theme.
These little paintings on wood have a keyhole on the back so they easily hang on a simple nail or screw on your wall. They’re fun lively pieces. Whatever doesn’t sell at the art festival this weekend, I’ll add to my shop. Mother’s Day is Sunday, so I hope I’ll find loving homes for my art. If you’re interested in one and want to purchase it before I take it to the show, just contact me at my email here.
Learn more about me on the ‘About’ page under the additional links menu. I’m an artist – a painter mostly and an avid gardener. I paint a variety of subjects including birds, koi fish, my gardens, ponds and flowers as well as anything having to do with nature especially trees and tropical scenes. I also enjoy painting abstracts and have started created more and more of them. My most favorite thing to try to achieve in my painting is is mystery and telling mystical stories.
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