Various finished pieces

I finally got hubby to take pictures of several pieces I've finished a while ago.

First here are some of the steps to paint this beautiful pink and red orchid using water-soluble oils (12 x 12 inches on gallery-wrapped canvas):

Here are the progress photos for this French landscape using oil pastels (approx. 15 x 20 inches on matboard):

Here are some other pieces I've recently finished. From left to right, top to bottom:

  • Poppy study in watercolor (approx. 9 x 12 inches watercolor paper) - This was a study done for a large acrylic painting I completed a while back.
  • Poppy in oils on Ampersand Aquabord (6 x 6 inches) - Interesting surface to paint oils. It sucks the oil out of the paint and the paint dries VERY fast. The paint kept soaking into the support and I found myself using a lot of paint to get bright colors. The finished painting looks matte, more like a gouache than an oil.
  • Poppy in acrylics done on 12 x 12 inch gallery-wrapped canva
  • Field of Gold - oil pastel on matboard (approx. 7 x 10 inches)
  • Toucan - watercolor on watercolor paper (approx. 9 x 12 inches)
  • Echinacea flower - watercolor on watercolor paper (approx. 9 x 12 inches)

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