Thursday, November 27, 2008

Matchbooks

6x6 Color pencils on coated illustration board. This was an experiment. Not the easiest to work on, but it came out ok.
SOLD!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Broken Egg

I thought I would do a little experimenting today. I did this painting with water colors and color pencil. I have been spending a good part of each day working on custom orders that need to be done and delivered by Christmas. This was a good break from that. I would love to hear what you think about this painting. Email me if you are interested in purchasing this. artbyjoy@aol.com

Saturday, November 22, 2008

FALL LEAVES


5x7 Color pencil painting.
SOLD!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Doughnut with Sprinkles

Next time I paint a picture of a doughnut, I am going to eat some of the sprinkles off of it first. This is a lot of sprinkles when you work on each one individually. 5x7 color pencil painting.
SOLD!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Ball and Jack

Here is another twist on "Ball and Jacks". I came across this little tiny real crystal ball in an out of the way little shop and I purchased it because I knew it would make a great addition to my artwork. Here is my first offering featuring this little treasure. 6x6 Color Pencil Painting. Why am I calling it a painting if it is a color pencil drawing? Because, it is done in layers with the color pencil and then using mineral spirits to spread out the color with a brush or swab giving it a washed effect, more like painting than your typical color pencil effect.
SOLD!

I also wanted to let everyone know that my new web site is up and running. It features videos teaching different aspects of art. If anyone would like a free sneak peek, just email me. One of the lessons on the site is on painting glass in oil paints. I did a sped up version of the the painting progress on You Tube. Take a look and let me know what you think. The new web site address is http://www.beyondtheartstudio.com/ .

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Cherry Conversations

I call this one "Cherry Conversations" because it seems like these three little cherries are having a gossipfest and sharing all the secrets. 6x6 color pencil painting. Why am I calling it a painting if it is a color pencil drawing? Because, it is done in layers with the color pencil and then using mineral spirits to spread out the color with a brush or swab giving it a washed effect, more like painting than your typical color pencil effect."
SOLD!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

An experiment with color pencils


I have done a lot of color pencil work in the past, and I have always enjoyed it. I have been reading lately that some people who work in color pencil love working on sanded paper that is designed for pastels, so I thought I would give it a try. Well.....I found it difficult to use. I much prefer a smoother paper. I think the piece turned out nice, but the process was not what I am used to and I thought it was more time consuming. It measures 4x7.
SOLD!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Colors of Fall Pastel Painting

I have loved gourds and pumpkins since I was a kid. I was always fascinated with all of the colors and shapes of the gourds and you don't get a more beautiful orange than you find in the small pumpkins. This is a 9x12 pastel painting. This is the first still life painting I have done in pastel. I have done animals and portraits before in pastel, but I use a very different paper that uses a different approach. I wasn't sure I could pull this off, but I was pleased with the results. What do you think?
SOLD!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Work in progress and friends work


I wanted to show you a piece of work done by a friend of mine. This is a watercolor and is included on the up and coming web site that features video lessons. Christine Waara is a wonderful artist and a great teacher. This 5.5x5.5 painting is listed on ebay for sale. Click here to bid on this piece.


Monday, October 20, 2008

Candy Corn

What can be better this time of the year than candy corn. I video taped the painting process of this for my upcoming new web site. The site is coming along great and will be loaded with video art lessons and tons of top quality reference photos to use for art. It should be up and running within a couple of weeks. I will keep you all posted. I am very proud of the way it is turning out.
This painting is oil on hardboard and measures 8x8.
SOLD!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Apple Jacks Oil Painting

Here is a new twist on an old favorite...Apple Jacks. 7x7 oil on hardboard.
SOLD!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Couple of Tomatoes Oil Painting

5x7 Oil Painting on Hardboard.
Email me if you are interested in purchasing this. artbyjoy@aol.com

Thursday, October 9, 2008

FLOWERS Oil Painting

These beautiful flowers were from my mom's garden. They were so beautiful and just begged to be painted. 7x7 Oil Painting on hardboard.
SOLD!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

THREE PEARS Oil Painting

Sorry for not posting for a while. I was very sick and it seemed to take forever for me to feel good enough to paint. Once I did feel better I had several custom orders to get going. Sooooo....I am back! Here is my next offering. 5x7 oil painting on hardboard.
Email me if you are interested in purchasing this. artbyjoy@aol.com

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Two Pears and a Pair of Twos

I thought I would play around with some words and make a painting to match. 7x7 Oil painting on hardboard.
Email me if you are interested in purchasing this. artbyjoy@aol.com

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rasberry Cupcake Oil Painting

I went to our local flea market looking for anything interesting to take pictures of or to buy that would make a good painting. I found a really nice old milk bottle to paint....and...I came across a booth that was selling handmade cupcakes. They were so beautiful. I hand picked two different ones to purchase. When I told the vender that I planned to do a painting of the cupcakes they said to make sure that we ate them after. Yeah, like that was going to be a problem. They were as delicious as they were beautiful. This is 6x6 on hardboard.
SOLD!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Heirloom Tomato

There is such beauty and interest in heirloom tomatoes. This is 6x6 on hardboard.
SOLD!




Friday, August 22, 2008

IT'S DONE!! IT'S DONE!

I finally finished it! What do you think?



Thursday, August 21, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

OLD TUBE OF PAINT Oil Painting

This is a painting of one of my actual tubes of paints. This is 4x4 on gallery wrapped canvas. Gallery wrapped canvases are intended to be hung unframed.This is 1.25 inches deep making it strong enough to hang unframed without warping.The entire image is shown on the front, but extra, coordinated pigment, hasbeen added on the sides to compliment the picture. No staples are visible.It's ready to hang on your wall!
SOLD!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Monday, August 18, 2008

Cherries in a Bowl Oil Painting

This oil painting is 6x8 on linen mounted on hardboard.
SOLD!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Candy Kiss Oil Painting

I found doing the foil on this painting to be quite a challenge. I was pleased with the overall effect. This oil painting is 6x8 on canvas mounted on hardboard.
SOLD!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cherries in a Paper Bag Oil Painting

This is my third offering of cherries this season. 6x8 on linen professionally mounted to hardboard.
SOLD!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Update on Candyland Painting

Here is the progress on this Candyland painting. I think another couple of days and it should be done.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Another Painting Featuring Marbles


Back to one of my favorite subjects...marbles. This is 4x12 on gallery wrapped canvas. Gallery wrapped canvases are intended to be hung unframed.This is 1.25 inches deep making it strong enough to hang unframed without warping.The entire image is shown on the front, but extra, coordinated pigment, hasbeen added on the sides to compliment the picture. No staples are visible.It's ready to hang on your wall!



Friday, August 8, 2008

A Pair of Pears Oil Painting

I must be a weird person. I don't go to many places and not see everything as a possible subject for artwork. That includes the grocery store...especially the grocery store. I walk the produce aisles looking for prime pieces of fruits and veggies not for something healthy to feed my family but for something wonderful to paint. (Ok, ok, after I am done with my painting, I do feed it to my family.) When I came across a selection of pears, I was in my glory. They were all so fresh and great looking. So I present to you here my first of many paintings featuring these pears. The oil painting measures 8x8 on pre-primed panel. It is 3/8 thick with the sides painted black and a special hole predrilled in the back for hanging. No framing is needed with this one. (I think this painting turned out much nicer than the online picture shows.)
SOLD!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Friday, August 1, 2008

Candyland in progress


Here is the progress so far on the CANDYLAND painting....slow but sure.
Check out my website if you get a chance...

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Change one painting...start another

This is a painting for my unborn niece. It is a painting of the game CANDYLAND. The board of this game is quite complicated and full of color and three dimentional art. This is proving to be a nice challange. I will post the progress of it.






This is a painting that I painted several weeks ago. I decided to add some more depth to the box by darkening up parts of it. I also relisted it on ebay starting bid of only $1.00 so if you are interested, you may want to check it out....don't wait on this one! You might get a heck of a deal.
SOLD!




Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Piece of Cake Oil Painting

You can't beat a good piece of cake! 6x6 on gallery wrapped canvas.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Watercolor DVD



I didn't get a painting done today because I spent the day editing the next DVD for my step by step series. This is my first one featuring an artist other then myself. Christine Waara is the artist and she is an exceptional watercolorist. Her approach can be used by anyone wanting to learn how to watercolor or to improve their skills if they already watercolor. We are taking preorders right now. The release date is August 10th. Anyone interested in ordering now will not only save $6.00 off the regular price but will also get free shipping. Click here to go to my STEP BY STEP DVDS site. You can check out my drawing and pastel dvds too.





Friday, July 25, 2008

Cherry Trio Oil Painting

These cherries lined up beautifully for this painting. Each one is unique and wonderful in it's own way. 5x7 on hardboard. SOLD!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Cherries Oil Painting


This time of year has the best, most beautiful cherries. This is the first of several paintings that I have planned featuring this lovely fruit. This is 6x6 on gallery wrapped canvas. Gallery wrapped canvases are intended to be hung unframed. The entire image is shown on the front, but extra, coordinated pigment, hasbeen added on the sides to compliment the picture.
SOLD!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Three Candy Kisses Oil Painting

Here is a trio of candy kisses for your eating and viewing pleasures. 5x7 on hardboard. SOLD!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Cookies and Milk


Oreo Cookies and a cold glass of milk for you! What could be better? 5x7 oil painting on hardboard. SOLD!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Monkey Wrench Oil Painting


I came across this wrench at a local flee market and knew I had to make it the subject of a painting. It was well used and a little greasy. This is 4x12 on gallery wrapped canvas. Gallery wrapped canvases are intended to be hung unframed.This is 1.25 inches deep making it strong enough to hang unframed without warping.The entire image is shown on the front, but extra, coordinated pigment, hasbeen added on the sides to compliment the picture. No staples are visible.It's ready to hang on your wall!
SOLD!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Hard Candy Oil Painting

I don't usually post on Saturdays, but seeing I missed a day this week, I thought I would post this. 6x6 on gallery wrapped canvas.
SOLD!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Adopted Oil Painting


I wanted to do a still life that represented something in life with meaning. I turned to one of my favorite subjects, marbles and added the "momma" crystal ball and created this family. 11x14 oil painting on stretched canvas.
(Sorry that I didn't post yesterday Alma, I had a really bad headache.)

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Can of M&Ms Oil Painting

Wouldn't it be great if when you opened a can it was filled with M&Ms instead of something like peas or beans? Here is my fantasy "can of vegatables". This is a 5x5 oil painting on stretched canvas. SOLD!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Pencil and Paper Oil Painting






This turned out much better than the online picture shows. This is 4x12 on gallery wrapped canvas. Gallery wrapped canvases are intended to be hung unframed.This is 1.25 inches deep making it strong enough to hang unframed without warping.The entire image is shown on the front, but extra, coordinated pigment, hasbeen added on the sides to compliment the picture. No staples are visible.It's ready to hang on your wall!