Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bath House, DP #20

"Bath House", oil on canvas, 8"x10".

This is a scene in Bath, Maine.  The buildings are old and beautiful.  It was painted outdoors ("en plein aire) in one sitting, wet in wet ("alla prima").  I was interested in the color and the shadow and finding the light.

Please go to www.carolwileystudio to see more of my work.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Sunflower, DP #19

Sunflower, 6x8, oil on canvas board, mounted on wood.  I love this little vase and thought this Sunflower from the market would be just perfect!  This was painted in natural light in my studio.

Next to tulips, sunflowers are my favorite.  I have other sunflower paintings I will post as time  goes by.

Still cold here in Maine, so cut flowers in the house are really helping give the illusion of spring.  
Daffodils just opened outside, so maybe I can paint them next.  

I am getting my home studio ready to open for the season.  Lots of work but full of promise.

see my work at www.carolwileystudio.com

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Green and Red, DP #18

"Green and Red"  is another small oil painting on Yupo paper.  My objective was to paint in a limited complimentary palette.  After the set up my eyes kept focusing on the shadow which, of course, I included.  Oil on yupo is fun.  I recommend it.

To see this and other paintings go to www.carolwileystudio.com 

Friday, April 24, 2015

Blustery Day, DP #17

I have not yet braved the cold spring weather to go out and paint "en plein aire" yet this year.  This small painting entitled "Blustery Day" was done last Fall.  I went to a local apple orchard here in Jefferson Maine to quickly paint this small 6"x8" oil on Yupo paper.  My easel got blown down twice and the painting almost landed on it's face, but I got the job done.

Check it out at www.carolwileystudio.com

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Kimono # 4, DP # 16

Kimono #4 is another in the series of 12 Kimonos I am preparing to show this summer starting at Saltwater  Artists Gallery in Pemaquid Maine.  The Gallery opens on Friday, May 22.  I will show these twelve 11"x14" works along with two large figurative works.  

Like the others this is a collage made of my original paintings.  They were cut up and reassembled in the form of a garment. 

I am building my website at Daily Paintworks.  You can get there by clicking the link below.  I will be adding many more paintings in the next few weeks.

Thanks for stopping by. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Marble, Bottle and Shadow, DP #15

"Marble, Bottle and Shadow" is a 6'x6' monochromatic study of glass and marble.  Again I was captivated by the shadow.  It is painted in oil on Yupo paper, a very slick plastic paper that gives really interesting results.  I am quite happy with this little painting. 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Kimono #2 (In the series of 12) DP #14

(Bidding starts at $150.00)

Kimono #2 measures 14"x11"; it is a collage mounted on cradled board.  Ready to hang!

It is part of a series of 12 collages assembled into the shape of a garment.  Each collage is created with reassembled paintings of mine.  This one is made of only one painting, a work that began its life as an oil painting on Yupo paper of a vase, an onion and two garlics straight from a friend's garden (or maybe the farmer's market?).  It was my first painting using this paper and I had no idea how to handle it, thus the unsuccessful painting.  However I rather like its rebirth as a collage.   

You can see two other examples of this series in previous Blogs dated March 26 and April 2 of this year.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Daily Painting Number 10

"The Diver" is a 5x7 charcoal and acrylic painting that was originally a larger less successful painting.  The painting was  dis-assembled into several small works.  The companion piece to this painting,  "The Bathers" has been sold.

As with most of my figurative work, this began as charcoal drawings in gesture form of a live model. It evolved into what you see now.  

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Radishes, DP #13


Radishes, 11x14, oil on canvas.  Even though this painting is no longer available, I thought it would be interesting to see another radish painting done a bit more abstractly and with bolder color.  This one was in a show last Fall at Damariscotta River Grill in Midcoast Maine.  It was purchased as a Christmas present.  It now resides in Santa Fe.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Radishes on Blue Background", DP #12

"Radishes on Blue Background" was painted after the leaves wilted.  Still interesting to me.  The rule is to always paint objects in odd numbers. They say it makes for a more interesting composition than even numbers.  Yesterday's post almost had an even number of radishes until a dot of an extra radish was inserted.  

This still life was painted in oil on canvas.  It measures 4"x6".

Monday, April 6, 2015

Radishes On Green Plate, DP #11

"Radishes on Green Plate" is a 5"x7" oil on canvas.  Radishes are so beautiful in the market.  Also Pears.  I love to bring them to the studio to paint.  The tricky part is getting them done before the leaves all wilt.

The small still life paintings are done from set ups in the studio using natural light.  Tricky in the winter, but better now it is almost spring.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Daily Painting Number 9

"Girl in Caftan" is just off the easel.  I find painting Saturday while listening to the weekly opera is perfect!  Since I have been varnishing the 12 Kimonos and still thinking about these garments, I decided to combine my love of drawing figures with the garment.  Probably was also influenced by the Klimt painting that was the calendar page yesterday from a lovely book "A Year in Art" that I just received  from a friend.  Or maybe also wondering when "Woman in Gold" is coming to the local movie theatre.  Something....

This is an acrylic painting on cradled board, ready to hang.  It is 14x11.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Daily Painting Number 8

From a Series of 12 Collages "built" from my paintings.  Kimono #3 show the combination of two pieces cut and reassembled.  The shadow or afterimage to the left and below the kimono is deliberate.
This series is mounted on cradled board and ready to hang.

Again, the series was inspired by the work of Harold Garde and others.

I am rebuilding my website.  Hope it will be in good shape by the time spring actually comes to Maine.