Thursday, December 31, 2009

Passion Painting

You can create your own story to accompany this painting of green M&Ms with a single red M&M. This is an oil painting 7x7 on primed hard board.
$175.00 plus $15.00.






Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Are You My Mother Tribute

11x14 oil painting on canvas board.
SOLD!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Oil Can and Ruler

8x10 Oil Painting on gesso board.
$100.00 plus $15.00 shipping.






Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

OLD BLOCKS Oil Painting

Here is another painting featuring the great old blocks I found at a garage sale. They were very well worn and full of character. 8x10 oil painting on hardboard.
$100.00 plus $15.00 shipping.







Tuesday, December 15, 2009

M&Ms in a Can

A favorite subject to paint...m&ms. Also a favorite to eat! Oil painting on 8x10 hardboard.
$100.00 plus $15.oo shipping.








Monday, December 14, 2009

Two Pears


There is a beauty and personality in pears that make them a great choice for a painting. This is an oil painting 9x12 on 3/8" thick panel that has a special hole in the back for easy hanging with or without a frame.
$100.00 plus $15.00 shipping.






Sunday, December 13, 2009

BAR GLASSES


8x8 Oil painting on hardboard. I find glass an interesting challenge. I am pleased with the way this turned out.
$200.00 plus $15.00 shipping.









Thursday, December 10, 2009

Custom Bulletin Board

Custom oil painting done on hardboard. 12x16

Remember, custom orders are always welcome!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Purple Crayon

12x12 Oil painting on hardboard.
SOLD!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Missing Piece Custom Painting

This is a custom oil painting from the book "The Missing Piece". 12x16 on hardboard. If you were thinking of ordering a custom piece for Christmas, time is quickly running out, so email me now.
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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Marbles on an Old Box

Back to one of my favorite subjects. 6x6 on hardboard.
SOLD!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Jar of Olives

This jar of olives was sitting in the fridge just waiting to be the subject of a painting...so here you have it. 6x6 Oil painting on a special hardboard that is 3/8" inch thick with a special hole in the back so that it can be hung with or with a frame.
SOLD!


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Strawberries and Cream

Oil painting on 6x6 primed hard board.














Sunday, October 25, 2009

Old Ball and Glove

Oil painting on board. This is 12x12 on a special board that is 3/8" thick and has a special hole in the back so that it can be hung with or without a frame. This piece took quite a while to paint. It took several layers of paint to get just the right look of an old glove. The photo doesn't do it justice.
$395.00 plus $15.00 for shipping and insurance.






Friday, October 16, 2009

Peanut Butter and Jelly

"Who didn't grow up loving peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? This painting proved more of a challange then I anticipated, but I am pleased with the results 8x10 Oil painting on hardboard."
SOLD!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Old Worn Blocks

I found these old blocks at a garage sale, and fell in love with them. The worn edges and designs were filled with character and memories. This is an oil painting on hardboard and measures 10x10.
SOLD!


Monday, October 12, 2009

Candy Corn in a Glass

Who doesn't love candy corn this time of year? This is an oil painting 8x8 on 3/8" thick panel that has a special hole in the back for easy hanging with or without a frame.
$100.00 plus $15.00 shipping.












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Saturday, October 10, 2009

Venice The Series Oil Painting

This oil painting is a tribute to a new web series starting in November. It is called Venice the Series and you can find out more info at www.venicetheseries.com .
As always custom orders are welcomed. You can find more info on my web site www.artbyjoy.com . I have revamped the whole web site and now have originals and prints for sale, so be sure to check it out.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Curious George


I finished another custom order. This is from a Curious George book. It is oil paint on hardboard and measures 12x12. I am starting to take Christmas orders now so email if you are interested. artbyjoy@aol.com

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Drawing


I did this drawing of Otalia (Olivia and Natalia) from the Guiding Light. This picture is from their new web series coming in November http://www.venicetheseries.com/ . Check it out if you haven't yet.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Horton Oil Painting

I love the book this painting is based on. I has always been a favorite of mine. When I saw beautiful clover flowers growing in my garden, I knew I had to pick the perfect one and create this painting. 12x12 oil painting on panel. This is 3/8" thick and has a special hole in the back so this can be hung with or without framing.
SOLD!
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Sheet Music

11x14 Oil Painting on hardboard. This board is 3/8" thick with a special hole in the back so this can be hung with or without a frame and look great either way.
$425.00 FRAMED plus $25.00 shipping.












Tuesday, September 8, 2009

NEW DVD!!!!

I am happy to let you know that I have another instructional DVD that will be released in two weeks. But you can order it now at the special price of $19.95 with FREE SHIPPING.
Click here to go to STEP BY STEP DVDS to order. The shipping date will be September 22nd. This dvd shows you how to paint glass in oil paint. I also show how I did the background and candy corn, incorporating the same colors throughout the painting for realistic and unifying results.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Ball and Glove in the Grass

This is 5x7 oil on canvas that has been mounted to hardboard. It brings back great childhood memories of playing ball with the neighborhood kids.
SOLD!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Missing Piece

This is a custom piece. It is 12x12, oil on hard board. This is from the children's book THE MISSING PIECE.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Lifeboard


16x20 Oil on hardboard. This is a custom piece that someone bought to use as a gift. Speaking of which...the boards make great gifts. They start at $500.00. Each board can represent a life or relationship. I am now taking orders for Christmas. So think ahead on this one if you are interested.
Email me at artbyjoy@aol.com

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Out of the Past Into the Future

I reworked this piece a little and changed some of the details. It is 18x24 oil painting on hardboard. It is 3/8" thick and has a special hole drilled in the back for easy hanging, so it can be hung with or without a frame.
$425.00 plus $25.00 shipping.














Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Spill the Beans

11x14 Oil painting on hardboard.
SOLD!
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Clue Oil Painting

7x7 Oil Painting on hard board. One of my favorite games growing up was clue. This is my tribute to the game.
$100.00 plus $15.00 shipping.












Wednesday, August 5, 2009

More and more Marbles

Custom piece measuring 6x6. For some reason I couldn't get a good photo of this one and it is still too wet to scan.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monopoly


I finished this painting in between doing custom orders. It is oil paint on hardboard (it is 3/8" thick with a special hole in the back for hanging, no frame needed). It measures 8x8.
SOLD!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Line Up

This is for a contest from Gamblin. You have to create an oil painting using only black, white and torrid grey. 8x13 on hardboard. Whatcha think?
$250.00 plus $15.00 shipping.













Monday, July 27, 2009

Out of the Past, Into the Future



I am doing some artwork on a larger scale in the hopes of getting my art into a gallery. This piece was orginally done in 5x7 color pencils. I decided to give it a try in oil paints on hardboard. This piece measures 18x24. "Out of the Past, Into the Future"

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Grandpa's Memories


This is 7x7 oil painting on gesso hard board. It is another Trompe-l'œil, "trick the eye". I love the optical illusion that the depicted objects appear in three-dimensions, instead of actually being a two-dimensional painting. The objects in the painting are life size which adds to the illusion."











Tuesday, June 9, 2009

King of Memories Oil Painting

This is 7x7 oil painting on gesso hard board. This type of painting is called Trompe-l'œil, "trick the eye". It is a technique involving extremely realistic imagery in order to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects appear in three-dimensions, instead of actually being a two-dimensional painting. I really enjoy this type of painting. The objects in the painting are life size which adds to the illusion.
SOLD!