Friday, March 21, 2014

Ginella Maples #9

                                              Oil  on Gallery wrapped canvas, 20" x 20"
I have been feeling a little color deprived after the long, cold winter. Who am I kidding, I just love color. What better thing to do than play with vibrant hues and texture? I painted this in preparation for Boulder Arts Week, March  28- April 6, 2014. To view more of my artwork, please visit my web site at

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Autumn Tree Study

                                            Tree Study in watercolor, at the top, 11" x 15";
                                                 and today's study in oil, 20" x 20".
Some subjects are definitely worth revisiting, such as this beautiful tree off Niwot Road in Boulder.
I came across an image of the watercolor study that I did years ago.
I still love this old cottonwood, and the watercolor version of it.
It will be fun to turn it into a full size oil painting on a gallery wrapped canvas. For added interest, I may try to extend the tree's shadow into the foreground.
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