Thursday, January 31, 2013

Together, 5x7, Oil (32 and 33)

There are two paintings today... 
All Together Now, 5x7, Oil on Linen Board, $40
Buds, 5x7, Oil, $40

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Settling In, 4x6, Oil (31)

Settling In, 4x6, Oil, $30
I couldn't get the roses to sit right. 
Then the one on the left sort of nestled in. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mushrooms, 4x4, #30 (Sold)

Mushrooms, 4x4, Oil, SOLD
This is number 30 of 30.  I did it.  I made a piece of art for every day in January 2013.
Cheers to me and all my friends who have done the same!
I want to continue this journey and see where it takes me.  Yay. 
I have enjoyed this experience and have learned that I can stick to something I make
up my mind up to do.  It has affected me positively in other areas of my life as well.
I have 'met' many new and wonderful people and I have learned so much from them.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Orange, 4x4 #29 baby... SOLD

Orange, 4x4, Oil on board  SOLD
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I liked painting this...different tones with yellow are fun. Cheers.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Apples, 5x7 #26

Apples, 5x7, $30
How about those apples?  I could paint apples everyday I think.  Enjoy.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Value Studies in Pastel (20 of 30)

All are 6x6, Pastel, $20 each
I have been wanting to do value studies in a monochrome way for a while and this 30 in 30 challenge has inspired to actually do it.  The top one is a bunch of Oriental Lillys that I am going to paint or sketch while they are in this state up until they bloom.  The second one is a set of those 'market flowers' that have the subtle pinks and are usually part of a bouquet.  The last one is looking down at a carnation.  Hope you enjoy.

Flowers in Pastel (19 of 30)

Pastel Flowers, 5x7, Pastel, nfs
I love these flowers.  I spent some time on the background and it adds some dimension that is difficult to see in this photo.  Forgot to take a photo before putting it in its frame.
This is a gift.  Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Scratchy Still ( 15 of 30) SOLD

Scratchy Still, 9x12, Oil on Linen
This was fun and I love the results.  A little brush, a little palette knife, and a little daring.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Rose Study (14 of 30)

Study- Roses, Marker and Acrylic, Approx. 5x7 $10
I am offering this because some people like to frame little studies.
I am one of them.  I would like to make this little vase of roses part
of a bigger painting one day.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Tuckered Out (13 of 30)

Tuckered Out, 8x10, Oil on Linen Board, $40
My baby again...

Venus Loves Coffee (12 of 30)

36"x36", Venus Loves Coffee, Acrylic $300
This painting was a resule of sort of letting myself go with color. 
 I loved painting bigger!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Gothic Venus (11 of 30)

Gothic Venus, 12x12 , Oil/ Charcoal, $100
An ode to Botticelli's Birth of Venus.  
This came out more like 'Goth' Venus.
She sort of reminds me of Juliet of the Shakespearean variety. 
Classic, youthful beauty with unforgettable hair. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wildflowers (10 of 30)

9x18, Pastel on Wallis Paper, $75
This is the first pastel I have included in the 30 in 30 challenge.  I have been working in oils and have enjoyed it immensely but I felt like visiting my pastel box today.  This is 100% pastel.  The underpainting was done using pastel with water and a brush.  After letting that dry I applied more pastels to the top. 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Catchin Some Rays (9 of 30)

Catchin Some Rays, 8x10, Oil on linen board, $40
I love this one.  The contrast between the values, and that vase make me very happy.  This photo for the most part is correct but there is a bit of blue outside the window pane, and on the tips of a few petals that are not showing up here for some reason.
I hope you like it.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Concrete Dreamin (8 of 30)

Concrete Dreamin, 14x11, pastel and acrylic glazing, $50
I love his shape and the negative space of the sidewalk on this one.
I also experimented a bit from a sketch I did with pastel under an
clear acrylic glaze.  I gives it a luminosity. 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Copper Sleeping (7 of 30)

Copper Sleeping, 8x10, Oil on linen board, $40
This is my baby.  
One of my greatest joys in life.
I really like the abstact quality of the stroke in this painting.
(If you think there is a tail missing, you are right,
he doesn't have one.)

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Charli Bear (6 of 30)

Charli Bear, 9x12, Oil on Linen, nfs
This is my sister Bridgid's dog when she was a puppy. 
This picture was so precious I had to paint it for her.
She sent this to me by cell phone.
She loved it when I showed it to her, and said
that I caught her expression.
I really enjoyed painting this little dog, but I did feel a bit of pressure because my sister really loves this dog. 
Detail of Charli Bear.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Lilly Reading (5 of 30)

9x12, Oil on Linen, nfs
This is a portrait from life of my friend Karen's oldest girl Lilly.
She was reading Richard Schmid's Alla Prima while I was painting her.  She loves art, and painted this pear once the portrait was complete.  She was a delight.
Lilly's Pear with Sky Background

Friday, January 4, 2013

First Impression (4 of 30) and some Notes at the end...

9x12, Oil on Linen, $75
If you know me and my love of art history, you know I am fond of the impressionists.  This painting had an impressionistic feel from the beginning and I love how it turned out.  It seems as though the colors are pure and the most important and the objects are in a somewhat dreamy state.  I hope you like it.

Notes: Things I'm learning in the 30 in 30 challenge.

by Trisha Lyons Ansert  (Updates will be published as I go...)
1   To make checklists of things I repeatedly do such as posting art to my blog.

2   To finish all parts of a painting before showing it to the public.

3   Never throw away a perfectly good canvas with a perfectly bad painting on it.
Reuse it and many times the new painting benefits from the old color below.

4   Photograph your painting in good light and save to a card. Then go to the computer
and look at it. There is something about looking at the painting on the computer that
will alert you to things you may not have seen otherwise. Hipefully, it is an easy fix.
Also bring your actual painting in to compare with the image on your computer and adjust
it to look as much like the painting as possible. Sometimes the coloring on the camera
photo is too cool and it does not look like the actual painting, for example.
Never enhance the picture of your painting to look different from the painting, we all
know this can be done with all the picture apps out there today. If you are putting
your painting out there on the web to sell it, it needs to look like what the purchaser
will be getting, get it? Haha... happy painting.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Three For You

5x5, Oil on Gessobord, $40
Elegant white flowers to brighten your day.
I loved painting these flowers. 
The light, subtle tones, the magical shapes.
They reminded me of a wedding.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

RedOrange Dream (2 of 30)

5x5, Oil  $30

I love this orange against red combination. 
Simplicity for today.
I am learning to add the buynow button, email for now.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My first 1 of 30

This is Me…

Trisha 9 x12 Oil, nfs

I did this self portrait while looking in a table mirror with my favorite red hat, natural light.

This was inspired by a trip to the palette and chisel and all of their amazing portraits they

had hanging up.  I loved doing it and it will become my fb profile for the 30 in 30 challenge this month.  I am super pumped about painting more.  Good luck to me and fellow artists participating.