I haven't been posting in the blog recently because I've been painting a lot. Between painting, scanning, color correcting, social media, managing my Etsy Shop, and framing, there hasn't been much time for anything else! You can see some of my recent paintings if you scroll down to the end of my painting gallery.
I made these little strawberry paintings to enter into the Saratoga 10x10 show. Finished size of entries must be 10x10" and they should sell for $100 each. The image size of each is 5x5" with generous painted borders. They're painted in oil on specially treated 100% cotton rag paper. It's a new technique for me -- working backwards from a frame size, and painting on paper. I also used the two Pantone colors of the year -- Serenity and Rose Quartz. The result is sweeter than my normal backgrounds, but I think it suits the subject. What do you think?
These paintings will be on display at the Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY from July 9 - August 26. After that, they'll be available in my Etsy shop. By the way, my shop is closed until July 25, because we're going on vacation to Japan (yay!). You can follow our progress on Tumblr.