Monday, November 30, 2009

Three Apples, 11" x 14", Oil on canvas (Available)

Three Apples, 11" x 14". Oil on canvas. Framed outside measurements,16" x 19-1/2".
This is one of my very favorite paintings, and I say that with all humility. I love the colors and the apples themselves. One of my favorite frames which I can't seem to find again. Doesn't matter one bit to me if the apples seem like they may roll off the dish. Ha. To me it just works and I can't really explain why other than my gut tells me it's good. Of course we all know art is subjective. I had a very hard time photographing the colors accurately, hence you get it this way where the color seems true. The price, framed, is $600. My contact is Thanks, and I hope you enjoy it. Eleanor

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Earthy Geraniums, 10" x 10", Oil on Gallery Canvas (on Hold)

Earthy Geraniums, 10" x 10", Oil on Gallery Canvas(no frame needed), was painted with palette knife and bristle brush. I enjoyed painting with the unusually dark and earthy background. I tend to paint with lighter or bright colors. There is something very soothing, peaceful, and dramatic in this painting. Right now I have it hanging on my living room wall and it is very happy there. This painting was one of my experiments using gallery canvas. I painted the left hand flower turning the corner to just peak from the side. My touch of whimsical, I guess. The price of this painting is $400, and I'd be happy to have it on your wall too. Contact is Thank you, Eleanor

Friday, November 20, 2009

Kira, 9" x 12", Watercolor, (Children's Portraits) (Commissioned SOLD)

Kira, 9" x 12", Watercolor, (Commission-Sold). This painting was such a pleasure to do because Kira is so sweet and special, really quite captivating. I love children anyway, but this one really tugged at my heart strings. I waited to put this finished portrait on here until I got permission from her parents. I am going to have note cards made from this painting as well as one of Katie, which you can see on previous posts here or on Daily Painters Marketplace at Two beautiful little girls. It was my pleasure to paint this commission and if you'd like me to paint one for you, please contact me for details. Prices vary, $300 for this size (unframed). Matting and frame done for you at my cost. My contact is at Thank you, Eleanor

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sunflowers and Dutch Iris, 20" x 14", Watercolor. (SOLD @ the Autry Museum)

Sunflowers and Dutch Iris, 20" x 14", Watercolor. This painting was done for the Gene Autry Western Heritage Museum in Los Angeles, where it was purchased. I had decided to paint flowers, so chose these because I thought it could stretch the imagination and fit in a western motif. Before I framed it to go to the Autry, I had it photographed and it was used up north for the inside cover of a friends memorial service. She was a dear friend and I'm pleased that it went to both places. It seems that some paintings take on a life of their own, and this one had a good run. Please contact me at if you would like me to paint you a picture. Thank you, Eleanor

Monday, November 9, 2009

Posies and Pomegranates, 9" x 12", Watercolor (Available)

Posies and Pomegranates was created almost a year ago when I was trying to paint something for a Christmas Card. I wanted it to be very loose, watery and colorful. I had something in mind, just looking at the flowers on my sink as I drew this one. Strangely enough I had been painting all day long and as I got up to wash my brushes, was compelled to do this one on the run, quickly standing at the kitchen sink. It is loose because I hurried it, not always a bad thing. I used it for my card and also I made some prints. The prints are selling for 35 dollars/free shipping. This print looks very good matted in 3-4" soft white. Call me if interested, thank you. Eleanor

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

French Lace, 11" x 8", Watercolor (SOLD) in Canada

French Lace, 11" x 8", Watercolor. This painting was inspired while sitting at a table having some wonderful after dinner conversation. All during dinner I noticed the gorgeous roses in the pink frosted vase and I couldn't keep my eyes off of them. I recognized them to be French Lace, a white rose, lightly tinted with shades of pink and blush. I remained a bit awe struck so decided to ask if it would be alright if I painted them right there at the table. Several people stayed while I painted, having a good time. The price is $250, white matting, pewter color frame. I hope you enjoy this painting. Contact is at Thank you, Ellie

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Box of Strawberries, 5" x 7", Watercolor (SOLD)

Box of Strawberries, 5" x 7", Watercolor. This painting came about when I went outside and saw the beautiful day, so clear and warm, with just a hint of a subtle breeze. I wanted to bottle some of the great weather we've had the last few days, if only I could. Of course that wouldn't be possible but I could paint something bright and cheerful. I noticed the strawberries I had just gotten, and immediately knew what I'd paint. I hope they cheer you up when you look at them. One friend said now he wanted some strawberry shortcake, ha. The price is $100/free shipping. Please contact me if interested at Thank you, Eleanor