Thursday, June 28, 2012

Colorful Landscape Oil Painting of Lake in Southern Oregon

"Lake of the Woods"
5 x 7" Oil Painting

Summer days bring thoughts of adventures at the beaches or on the lakes of the Pacific Northwest. This new daily painting is a memory oil painting of a lake in southern Oregon.

This small landscape painting celebrates memories of summer fun at Lake of the Woods in the mountains of Oregon near the famous Crater Lake.

The water was perfect for swimming. Many times we enjoyed boating on this large lake. Mt. McLoughlin was in view from certain parts of the lake. The lodge was far across the lake where the evergreen trees didn't come down as far to the shoreline. I remember well getting caught once in a sudden storm in the middle of the lake while going over to the lodge! 

I painted this memory composition on gessoed mat board with oil paints. This daily painting measures 5 x 7 (6 7/8 exactly) inches. It is varnished and ready for you to frame in a standard size frame. The painting comes to you unframed.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Small Oil Painting of Sunflower on Watercolor Paper Using Underpainting Color

Oil Painting of Sunflower by artist K. Joann Russell
"Sunflower #92"
3 7/8 x 5 7/8" oil on watercolor paper

As the saying goes, "time flies when you're having fun"! It's been awhile since I posted a new small painting. This small sunflower painting brings to a close my series of paintings comparing drying times of oils and acrylics. Results: yes, very weather dependent in the Pacific Northwest!

This sunflower painting has a beautiful glow to it because of the golden yellow underpainting I painted on the gessoed watercolor paper. The beauty of using a color in the underpainting is that it can be used for parts of the final image made with additional paint layers.  Be sure to click on the photo to enlarge it and see the details better. 

Have you checked my small paintings page recently?  Several, including the abstract greeting cards, have sold. Most of those have been replaced with recent small landscapes. 


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