|Nymphs Collecting Berries (BIG New Painting!), New Drawings, & a charity statue auction......
||[Jul. 12th, 2008|08:10 pm]
Hi everyone! |
Fantastic update for you - three originals - one is a huge framed painting that is perhaps one of my best pieces yet! The other two are new original drawings. Also I have a link to one of my now-sold-out Lt. Ed. Statues that is up for a charity auction.
The huge new original painting is called "Nymphs Collecting Berries." I do feel that personally it is one of my best, most beautiful, and most well-painted pieces to date. Inspired by my recent trip to France (specifically the landscape around the Alphonse de Lamartine estate), I have painted three bewitching nymphs enjoying the Burgundy countryside. It shows what might superficially be seen as a lighthearted scene - berry picking, with an impromptu picnic. After spending some time with this painting though, you will notice that it really has more of a rather somber feeling to it, with some ominous overtones and an approaching storm. This is a painting I can't stop myself from staring at, and the wading nymph really does seem to stare back at me. There's something special about this piece - I've sold many paintings over the past decade, it's always bittersweet parting with them - but this one will truly be missed, I hope it goes somewhere where it will be appreciated. There is an excruciating amount of detail in it, individual blades of grass, distant farmlands, glistening berries, juice stained fingers, delicate ripples and waterplants - there is a lot going on in this piece. "Nymphs Collecting Berries" is quite large - I've even posted a photo of myself standing with it in the auction (see the below) to show size. It is about 32" high and 20" wide, and the wood trim is probably about an inch thick. Matt built the wood trim frame right onto the masonite panel and added a hanger on the back, so it is READY TO HANG! I have also finished with a glossy varnish. This original painting is up on eBay starting at just ONE PENNY with no reserve for a 10-Day auction ending the evening of Tuesday, July 22nd 7:20PM Central Time. You can see it below:
Click HERE to see my "Nymphs Collecting Berries" 32"x20" ORIGINAL PAINTING
Many details & more info can be found in the auction listing, as well as the frame/trim images.
I've been having fun with this - here are a couple of lovely original drawings in the OSWOA™ size (4"x6"). These are ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, not prints of any kind. Both are pencil & charcoals on toned cardstock, are 4"x6" and are absolutely beautiful. When I was in France I spent a good deal of time drawing, and realized how much I enjoy it. So here we have a "To Love a Frog Drawing" and a "Persephone Drawing" - up on eBay for 7-Day auctions ending the evening of Friday, July 18th at 7:10 PM & 7:15 PM Central Time. Click on the thumbnail sneak peeks below to see the whole drawings!
Click HERE for my "A Walk Through the Cemetery Drawing" ORIGINAL DRAWING
Click HERE for my "Violet Angel" ORIGINAL DRAWING
To see all of my current ORIGINAL pieces, click below:
And for those of you in search of my Lt. Ed. Statue "Lost...but Not Worried" (now sold out!) - my friend Jennifer has listed one for auction up on eBay. The auction is a fundraiser for Timmy, a little boy in need of several heart surgeries and most likely a heart transplant, so check out this and her other auctions as well. These statues are HARD to find now, so this is your chance!
Click HERE for the Lost...but Not Worried Statue Auction