Monday, November 13, 2006

Weekly Post

In an effort to reduce the amount of time I am spending on the computer, I am going to be posting my daily paintings once a week. If you'd like to see the daily painting every day as I finish them, please sign up for the Daily Painting list (box in upper right). That way you'll get an email every time I finish a painting!




Sunday, November 12



Saturday, November 11
Glass Bird No. 2
Oil on Panel
2 3/4" x 5 1/2"




Also on Saturday - Coton De Tulear
CH. Irresistable Sir Oliver of Lake Jen
( larger picture on the Daily Dog blog, or at http://www.DailyDogPainting.com )





Friday, November 10
Marble - first attempt
3" x 3" Oil on Panel
Painting Sliver $50


Also on Friday
"The Object of My Affections - No. 1"
German Shepherd & Ball
4"x 6" Oil on Panel
( larger picture on the Daily Dog blog, or at http://www.DailyDogPainting.com )


This is the first in a series I have planned of dogs and their favorite toys.
If you have a photo of your dog and their favorite toy and would like to see it as a painting - please send it to me! I would greatly appreciate it and I'm sure everyone else will too!



Thanks to DoxieOne from Flickr who generously allowed me to use her photograph.









Monday - November 6
"The Clown and the Lady"
2 Golden Retrievers
18"x 24" Oil on Canvas
Collection of Pat & Mary Wilkie

This is a private commission I am working on, it's not completely done yet. I am going to add some interplay of light and color from a window that is out of view from the painting, but I thought you might be interested in seeing a larger work, although the photo is not good.


Sunday, November 05, 2006

Rhodesian Ridgeback Charity Painting


Rhodesian Ridgeback Charity Painting

4" x 6"
Oil on Panel

Click here to bid!

100% of the money raised goes directly to Rhodesian Ridgeback & other dog rescue at
ETOSHA ALL-BREED NO-KILL SHELTER

Saturday, November 04, 2006

After the Walk



Old Leather Leash
4" x 6"
Oil on Panel

Mushroom Do-over


I was never happy with this painting, but all I had to do was change the background color to make it pop!

4" x 6"
available

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Sunday, October 29, 2006

White German Shepherd Charity

It's time for my charity painting once again -
This time it is a striking white German Shepherd.



Oil on Panel 4" x 6" unframed

ALL FUNDS RAISED WILL BENEFIT
WHITE GERMAN SHEPHERD RESCUE

CLICK HERE TO BID

Detail of brushstrokes on painting - much larger than life-sized

I hope you will consider bidding on this painting to help raise funds for White German Shepherd Rescue operations.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Glass Bird


Glass Bird

4"x 6"
Oil on Panel

SOLD

I love the lines of this bird. I got it years ago at a yard sale with the idea of doing a painting.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Odds on Painting


Odds on Painting

4"x6" oil on panel

Ok, I swore I wasn't going to paint dice again, but I just like 'em.
This is a die sitting on the upright to my easel.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Hiatus

I will be on an extended family trip for about 2 weeks. I'll be painting, but probably won't be able to post them for a while.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Old Faithful


Old Faithful

4" x 5 "

Oil on Panel

This is a spoon I've used for over 25 years. It's been in a lot of hot spots and sticky situations. . . (groan)
I thought it was appropriate to paint it on a panel that's a little on the rough side.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

All Gone


All Gone
3" x 6 1/4"
Oil on Panel

Or click here to email me about All Gone.

Sunday is usually the day I paint for a charity, but the charity I had scheduled did not respond to my emails. If you have a charity that you would like me to donate a painting to, please let me know. Since I have just gotten started doing this, I haven't had a chance to get many charities lined up yet.

To view more daily paintings and see which are still available, please visit my daily painting page at A Portrait For You

Office Pushpins

Office Pushpins

3" x 6 1/4"

Oil on Panel



Also, I worked on the baseball a bit more, I'm not sure I'm done with it yet

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Mango



Mango

4 3/4" x 5 1/2"

Oil on Panel

I did do a daily painting yesterday, actually I did about 6 of them, one on top of the other. I never did paint anything that I would show you LOL.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Birthday Rose


Birthday Rose

4 3/4" x 5"

Oil on Panel

This is one of the roses from the bouquet that my husband gave me for my birthday. I really should have painted it when it was at the height of its bloom, but maybe this is more apropos.

Friday, September 22, 2006

The Office Clip


The Office Clip

3" x 5"

Oil on Hardwood

"Milton: And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire. "

I'm not sure where that quote came from, but I like it.
If you know the source, please tell me so I can properly attribute it.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Sphere No. 1 - Game Ball


Sphere No. 1 - Game Ball

5 1/2" x 5"

Oil on Hardwood

An old baseball that my daughter found in the street. It has obviously played many games, not all on groomed fields or by the rules.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Lantana No. 1


Lanatana No. 1
Oil on Hardwood Panel
4 1/2" x 4 1/2"
SOLD

This is a piece of a huge lantana plant that grows in our yard. I never knew that the flowers smell wonderful until I cut a piece to paint.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Charity Painting - Greyhound Rescue



Greyhound

4" x 6"

Oil on Panel

To bid on this painting - click here

This is a playful painting of a rescued greyhound.

Proceeds from this painting benefit Central Ohio Greyhound Rescue

"Central Ohio Greyhound Rescue is a nonprofit all volunteer 501 (c) (3) organization that relies solely on fundraising and donations to continue our work. Our goal is promote greyhound adoption in the Central Ohio area. Between the track and their new homes our local greyhounds live in foster homes where "foster parents" help them learn he the facts of home life and become familiar with the personality of each dog. COGR attempts to match dog's temperaments to the lifestyles of the prospective adopters as much as possible. Our goal is to make permanent lifelong placements for our greyhounds where both the adopter and dogs are happy and to provide ongoing support to our greyhounds and adopters after the adoption."

As a side note, yes I know I am being terrible about this daily painting thing. I promise that I am going to get more prolific . . . . that's why I committed publicly . . .

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Iris



Iris


8" x 10"

Oil on Panel

This is on the abstract side, and a departure from my 'painting from life' plan. My son wants me to paint from my imagination once in a while, so here is one. It was fun and I plan to do more of this type.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Study in Whites No. 2


Study in Whites No. 2

4" x 6"

Oil on Hardwood Panel

This poor moth went "swimming" in our pool. It's beautiful and so fragile.



Witchery

Out of the purple drifts,
From the shadow sea of night,
On tides of musk a moth uplifts
Its weary wings of white.

Is it a dream or ghost
Of a dream that comes to me,
Here in the twilight on the coast,
Blue cinctured by the sea?

Fashioned of foam and froth --
And the dream is ended soon,
And lo, whence came the moon-white moth
Comes now the moth-white moon!

- Frank Dempster Sherman

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Dachshund Rescue Charity Auction


Dachshund Charity Painting

4" x 6"

Oil on Hardwood Panel

To bid on painting click here

Ok, this is the first of my charity auctions. We'll see how it goes. I hope it raises some funds for their organization - Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue

(detail)

If you're interested - Click here to bid

Since my commitment is to paint from life for my daily paintings, this was a challenge. They had sent me some photos of dachshunds, and so I thought I'd try some trompe l'oeil (meaning "fool the eye") I think it turned pretty well, although it reminds me of a beer label for some reason. My favorite part is the push-pin LOL

About the Charity:
Coast to Coast Dachshund Rescue (CCDR) is a National Non-Profit 501(c)(3), all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescuing needy Dachshunds and Dachshund mixes from coast to coast. CCDR has been very successful in achieving the goal to find loving families and forever homes for the dogs we've taken in. If you would consider adopting a dachshund and would like more information,please click here. You will not be sorry!

Note from the me: I hope you will seriously consider bidding to help this dachshund rescue group. There are so many dogs that need you and there is not enough help for all of them. This auction is part of my renewed commitment to help rescue groups raise needed funds. If you have a rescue group and would like me to donate a painting to your cause, please visit my website A Portrait For You (aportraitforyou.com) and write me an email telling me about your group. I choose one charity per week to which to donate a painting.

Thanks for your interest!!

- Liz

Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Last Plum

The Last Plum

4" x 6"

Oil on Hardwood Panel

I love the contrast of the red plum against the blue plate.


Note: Maybe I shouldn't have been quite so pleased with yesterday's painting
- seems some people couldn't tell it was a mushroom!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Study in Whites No. 1

4" x 6"

Oil on Hardwood Panel

I am really concentrating on trying to do very realistic, not impressionist paintings. I'm having a really hard time staying with the blah colors LOL

(there is some glare on the left side of the photo that is not on the painting)

And just in case you can't tell, it's a MUSHROOM.
Thanks for checking out my produce section.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

What I Found in my Backyard


4" x 7 1/2"

Oil on Hardwood Panel

This is painted at almost exactly life-sized.
I don't know if I want to walk around barefoot anymore

(nothing can stop me, actually LOL)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

The Monster under the Bed

The Monster under the Bed

4"x6"

Oil on Hardwood Panel

Ok, I don't know what is wrong with my picture-taking abilites, but this does not look like a coloring book picture in real life LOL

Anyone with a dog might recognize this little guy, he's my puppy's favorite squeaky toy.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Ornament No. 1


Ornament No. 1

6"x4"

Oil on Hardwood Panel

I really like the geometrics of this glass ornament and its cast shadow.

Thanks for your interest
- - Liz

Friday, September 01, 2006

Last Pepper

Last Pepper
Oil on Hardwood Panel
4"x6"

Or click here to email me about Last Pepper.

This poor little guy is one of the last peppers of the season. He's just happy not to be in a salad . . . . yet

Thanks for your interest!

- Liz

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Study in Blues

Study in Blues
4" x 7 3/4"
Oil on Hardwood Panel

If you ever want a painting of dice from me, you'd better get this one - I don't think I'm ever going to do these again LOL . .. this was such a "fiddly" painting, and of course, I was in a hurry. I thought I'd paint something quick and easy - like a matchbox - but we don't smoke and I couldn't even find a matchbook, never mind an interesting matchbox. So I thought, dice are small . . . that should be a quick painting . . . . . ha ha ha . . . never again!!!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Antique Ladle in a Cardboard Box

As Monty Python would say "now for something completely different"

Antique Ladle in a Cardboard Box
4" x 6 1/2"
Oil on Hardwood Panel
$100

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Marilyn Monroe Teapot














Marilyn Monroe Teapot
4" x 6 1/2"
Oil on Hardwood Panel
$100

This is my favorite teapot - it reminds me of Marilyn Monroe, complete with beauty mark. This was a very frustrating painting, for one thing I waited until late this evening to start it, and I, of course had to make it more complicated than it already was by adding the striped fabric. One note, for some reason, the shadows appear very purple in this photo - they aren't that purple in the actual painting

- I hope you like it!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Study in Black & Gold - Monday Aug 28













"Study in Black and Gold"

Oil on Hardwood Panel
approx 4" high x 6 1/4" wide

$100 - please email me if you are interested.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Tools No. 1











"Scissors"
Oil on Hardwood Panel
approx. 4" x 7 3/4"
$100

If you would like to purchase this painting, please email me for details.
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