Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Original Oil Painting : Fall Pansies

Study of Pansies in Low Key, 8x8, Oil on Canvas, Click to Bid

I went out in search of a grow light because I knew I had only so many days left with these pansies before they went into hibernation.  

There is a variety of grow lights out there and I really didnt want to do a LOT of homework on it nor did I want to spend a lot of $$ on one.  Lets face it.  The plant only cost about $1.89 -- but when it's gone, it's gone until spring. 

I settled on a rather inexpensive one off Amazon and set it up in my studio with a timer so it stays on for about 18 hours.  So far I have a few new buds opening up. However, the plants that I had purchased earlier may be toast because it gets pretty cold in my studio at night (I used to turn the heat down).  So even the light may not be much help for them.  They have a few odd kinks in their stems.  That said, they are still green and not losing their leaves so I'm not giving up hope. 

If this is effective, I may be able to start my own seeds in the dead of winter for an early, maybe even ongoing, onslaught of pansy mania!

Monday, November 07, 2016

Study of Pansies in High Key

Study of Pansies in High Key, 6x8, Oil on Canvas, Click to Bid

This is a rare attempt at a high key painting. I really loved doing this. More importantly, I loved looking at it next to the TV while it dried. Yes, I was watching paint dry - and enjoying it! :)

Light and airy, this painting has a different feel then the previous mid key in yellows and red-oranges. Not so spicy but more quiet bliss. Kind of like a crisp clear morning if you will. At least for me. :)