Archive for August, 2013

Lavender Fairy

Posted in Fantasy, Oils with tags , , , , , , on August 30, 2013 by Angie Coleman

Old Fairy
“Lavender Fairy”
11″ x 14″
Oil

Sometimes I will have a palette of oil colors laid out after finishing a painting, and I feel I am not ready to stop working, but I’m not ready to jump into starting a new piece either. I will then either do some quick warm-up or gestural painting on scraps of linen or I will pull out works that haven’t been completed for one reason or another yet.

I started this fairy a number of years ago and last week I pulled the painting out to finish it, along with a stack of very loose oil sketches of live models done on canvas boards a few years ago. Working on all of these different paintings has lead to some interesting insights concerning supports for oil paintings, the various stretched linen and cotton canvases, canvas glued onto board, gessoed hardboard, etc., because I was able to work on the different supports and compare the failings and best features that are important to me for each of them.

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Summer Pose

Posted in Live Model Study, Oils with tags , , , , , on August 22, 2013 by Angie Coleman

Blue Hat 5 x 4
“Summer Pose”
Miniature Painting
5″ x 4″
Oil on canvas

Thailand Mountains II

Posted in Landscapes, Oils with tags , , , , , on August 20, 2013 by Angie Coleman

Thailand Mountains One 8 - 2013
“Thailand Mountains II”
12″ x 16″
Oils

Unfolding Miniature

Posted in Fantasy, Oils with tags , , , , on August 19, 2013 by Angie Coleman

Unfolding 5 x 4 #2
“Unfolding”
Miniature Oil Painting
5″ x 4″
Oils
This little painting is based on a larger piece I did for my “Feminine Nature” exhibit a few years ago.

Thailand Mountains

Posted in Landscapes, Oils with tags , , , on August 16, 2013 by Angie Coleman

Thailand MountainsTwo 8 - 2013
“Thailand Mountains”
16″ x 12″
Oil

Mermaid

Posted in Fantasy, Oils with tags , , , on August 14, 2013 by Angie Coleman

Mermaid 8 - 2 - 2103
“Mermaid”
24″ x 36″
Oil

Fairies are Green

Posted in Fantasy, Mixed Media with tags , , , , on August 13, 2013 by Angie Coleman

Fairies are Green
“Fairies are Green”
12″ x 16″
Mixed Media

A finished painting