Sunday, June 08, 2014

Little paintings


 Original acrylic paintings done on cradled birch wood.  8x8.   Been working on these for awhile.  It is harder to paint than I remembered.  Planting Seeds.

 Girl Reading

 Angel of Mercy

Mermaid Dreams

All are listed on my Etsy site.  After many tries I have now succeeded in getting the Etsy link with photos onto my blog. At first I didnt like painitng on wood as opposed to canvas.  But I grew to like it.  Actually when I lived in San Francisco in the 60's I would collect small wood panels out of  sidewalk trash and paint on them.  A friend still has one. Canvas of course has more "give."  And I feel the revisions go better on canvas.  I painting totally by reworking/revising.  It was fun.

13 comments:

Andrea said...

Hi Suki! This looks great and indeed different from work on canvas!I just love the "girl reading", it's so calm and focused!

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Mystic Meandering said...

How wonderful that you are selling on Etsy! Hope it is successful for you! Love the little blank books that you are selling, and the paintings too! Especially the little meditating Buddhas. :) I did some folk art paintings one time on wood. Just simple brush strokes to form flowers and leaves, etc. I think it would be harder to paint free-style on wood too.

Annie said...

Suki, These are lovely.
I love painting on wood, much easier to work on with all the scraping and sanding I do. We are all different though and have different processes. xoxo

Lisa at Greenbow said...

It looks like you are having a lot of fun.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Nice to see you painting again ... nothing like mixing, applying and just generally moving paint around! Like the colors!

Robin said...

I love these...particularly the first one... I think your Etsy site is wonderful!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

Mim said...

Very sweet simple paintings

kj said...

I think sweet and simple too. So nice to see you painting and ever creating. You are so darn talented!

Love
kj

Umā said...

Sweet! I love the girl reading. I hope your Etsy shop does well, it's always a pleasant surprise to make a sale here and there.

Lynn Cohen said...

I have never imagined drawing on wood. I bow to you and this skill. I especially like the seed planter and girl reading , both seem as though they could have been drawn from life. Good luck on selling your wonderful art!

Lynne with an e said...

These paintings have a charming simplicity and natural flow to them. My favourite is the seed planter. Congratulations on setting up an Etsy page. Excellent idea! Your little handmade books are delights and would make lovely gifts to special friends. Will keep them in mind for future opportunities.

Kim Andersen said...

You have a gift with color. I especially love the planting seeds painting. Good luck with etsy!